About the Council

Energy Efficiency Advisory Council: Oversight and Leadership

The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) was created by the Green Communities Act of 2008, a comprehensive energy reform law. EEAC members guide the development of state- and nation-leading energy efficiency plans by the Commonwealth's investor-owned gas and electric utilities and energy providers. The Council’s priorities are to develop, implement, evaluate, and monitor the implementation of these plans.

The Council is also charged with developing a long-term vision for the Commonwealth’s energy future. In recommending and overseeing specific studies and research, the Council works to achieve energy efficiency savings and to maximize the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency.

Council members have several responsibilities: participate regularly in Council meetings; contribute their knowledge and expertise to the best of their abilities; participate in Council processes and discussions, including any committee processes set up by the Council; and vote, according to their best judgment, in such a way as to enable the Commonwealth to achieve the efficiency mandates of the Green Communities Act. The full Council typically conducts meetings once per month in the Greater Boston area. The Executive Committee of the EEAC holds separate meetings, also monthly in the Greater Boston area. Meeting minutes and presentations are made available to the public.