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Energy Efficiency Board

Energy Efficiency Board

Energy Efficiency Board

Energy Efficiency Board

Energy Efficiency Board

About the Energy Efficiency Board

The Energy Efficiency Board is a group of appointed advisors who utilize their experience and expertise to evaluate, advise, and assist the state’s utility companies in developing and implementing comprehensive, cost-effective energy conservation and market transformation plans. The Board ensures these plans help Connecticut consumers reduce energy use in their homes and businesses and help the State meet its changing and growing energy needs. Learn more about the Board, its mission, and its membership.

The Board was created in 1998 by the Connecticut State Legislature, and now operates under mandates in Public Acts: 11-80 Section 33, 13-298 Section 16, and 21-139.

What does the Energy Efficiency Board do and who serves on it?

    The Energy Efficiency Board guides the distribution of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF). Money distributed by the CEEF supports energy efficiency programs and initiatives and is raised through a surcharge on customer electric and gas bills, proceeds of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and the ISO-NEW England Forward Capacity Market auctions, and other sources. The Energy Efficiency Board is specifically charged with conducting independent comprehensive evaluations of CEEF-funded residential and commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs. Additionally, the Energy Efficiency Board offers technical expertise and prepares recommendations as needed to support the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) in the fulfillment of its statutory mandates and policy objectives. In addition, the Energy Efficiency Board reports to the legislature on the performance of the programs and activities specified in the conservation and load management plan. Additional responsibilities include making recommendations to regulators such as, but not limited to, DEEP, in PURA dockets, at technical meetings, and other forums, and to policymakers in the General Assembly on policy matters related to Board responsibilities.


    To carry out its responsibilities, the Energy Efficiency Board has adopted the Operating Procedures (formerly called "EEB Rules and Roadmap"), and established standing committees for each of the following areas: Commercial and Industrial programs, Evaluation, Marketing, and Residential Programs. 

    Special committees are convened from time to time to address needs that may arise, such as for dispute resolution or rules and Operating Procedures revisions. 

    Committees are comprised of board members and, as appropriate, representatives of utility companies, contractors and vendors, and other stakeholders. The work of the Board and its committees is assisted by a team of technical consultants who provide expertise in the specific areas for which the Energy Efficiency Board has responsibility. The conduct of the business of the Energy Efficiency Board is coordinated by the Executive Secretary.

    View the Energy Efficiency Board Operating Procedures

    The Energy Efficiency Board has 12 voting members and 5 non-voting representatives of Connecticut’s electric and gas utility companies. By statute members represent DEEP, the Office of the Attorney General, the Office of Consumer Council, statewide business, the environmental field, the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, retail organizations, chambers of commerce, municipalities, low-income customers, and retail customers.

    Learn about the Energy Efficiency Board members

    For information about the Energy Efficiency Board's activities and responsibilities, please contact the Board's Executive Secretary, James Williamson by email or by mail at the following address: 

    Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board
    c/o Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
    10 Franklin Square
    New Britain, CT 06051.

    Use our Contact Us online form for other inquiries including questions about energy efficiency or renewable energy programs or choosing an electric supplier. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Efficiency Board mailing lists.