The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board is holding a public input session for the 2015 update of the 2013-15 Conservation and Load Management Plan.
The session will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Legislative Office Building, Hearing Room 1C, in Hartford, CT. The Board welcomes input as part of its collaborative process with utility companies, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), interested stakeholders, and the general public, for formulating the next scheduled update on the current 2013-15 Conservation and Load Management Plan. The Plan provides recommendations to DEEP and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) about the allocation of Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund resources for energy efficiency programs and related activities. The Board is interested in receiving comments about current program allocations along with potential improvements or changes that stakeholders would like the Board to take under consideration. The current Plan and related information may be found online at: http://energizect.com/about/eeboard/plans.
The Energy Efficiency Fund was established in 1998 under CGS 16-245m as part of electric industry restructuring legislation. It is funded by a small charge on electric and gas utility bills and other sources. The fund contributes to development and implementation of comprehensive energy efficiency and load management programs provided to residential, commercial and industrial consumers who pay into it via their utility bills.
The Energy Efficiency Board is comprised of ten voting members representing business and consumer interests as well as state agencies, and five representatives of the state’s electric and gas utilities. It advises and assists the utilities in the development and implementation of Connecticut’s energy efficiency and load management plans.
A record of public input becomes part of the Plan itself. The Board’s analysis of suggestions and feedback on the input will appear in a special section of the Plan update to be filed by March 1, 2015. Therefore, it is very important that parties provide documentation of comments, preferably in advance of the session.
Presentations during the public input session should be no longer than seven minutes. Please email electronic copies of your remarks, and/or a PowerPoint presentation if you plan to use one, by Monday, May 12 to the Board’s Executive Secretary, Craig Diamond: firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a computer, projector and screen available.
There is no formal advance registration. However, to facilitate planning, please confirm your intention to attend by emailing the Executive Secretary by Monday, May 12.