Members

Composition of the EEAC

In accordance with its by-law, the Council includes representatives from organizations and interests that are named in the enabling legislation. Council members are appointed to five-year terms by the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) with the exception of the energy efficiency small business representative, who is elected by his or her peers. The Council is chaired by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner. DOER staff provides support to the Council.

Current EEAC members, voting and non-voting, represent a wide array of organizations and interests.

Voting Members

As of October 2023

Mary Wambui
Planning Officer for Urban Affairs

Representing Residential Consumers

Brian Beote
Action Inc.

Representing Low Income Weatherization & Fuel Assistance Network

Kyle Murray
Acadia Center

Representing Environmental Community

Steven Miller
The Lab Project

Representing Businesses and Large Commercial & Industrial End Users

Robert Rio
RAR Strategies

Representing Manufacturing Industry

Alexis Washburn
Emerald Cities Collaborative

Representing Energy Efficiency Experts

Daniel Leary
Local 369 of the Utility Worker Union of American

Representing Organized Labor

Bonnie Heiple / DESIGNEE: Sharon Weber
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Representing Environmental Protection

Andrea Joy Campbell / DESIGNEE: William Rose
Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General

Representing Attorney General

Yvonne Hao / DESIGNEE: Greg Abbe
Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities

Representing Executive Office of Economic Development

Elizabeth Mahony
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

EEAC Chairperson

Paul Johnson
Climate Action Now

Representing Energy Efficiency Small Businesses

Brooks Winner
Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Representing Commonwealth Cities and Towns

Jonathan Schreiber
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors®

Representing Massachusetts Realtors

Meg Lusardi
PowerOptions

Representing Massachusetts Non‐Profits

Non-Voting Members

As of July 2023

Martijn Fleuren
HomeWorks Energy Inc.

Representing Energy Efficiency Businesses

Michael Ferrante
Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association

Representing Heating Oil Industry

Tim Costa
ISO New England

Representing Regional Electric Transmission Organization

Maggie Downey
Cape Light Compact

Representing Utility Energy Efficiency Program Administrator

Tilak Subrahmanian / DESIGNEE: Kate Peters
Eversource

Representing Utility Energy Efficiency Program Administrator

Chris Porter
National Grid

Representing Utility Energy Efficiency Program Administrator

Cindy Carroll
Unitil

Representing Utility Energy Efficiency Program Administrator

Hammad Chaudhry
Berkshire Gas

Representing Utility Energy Efficiency Program Administrator

Stephanie Terach
Liberty Utilities

Representing Utility Energy Efficiency Program Administrator

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2023 EEAC Small Contractor Councilor Election

The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) oversees the development and implementation of the Statewide Three-Year Energy Efficiency Investment Plans, known as Mass Save.® The plans, which are developed in coordination with the state’s electric and natural gas utilities, detail the Commonwealth’s energy efficiency programs, which have led to billions of dollars in energy reduction and economic benefits to Massachusetts residents and businesses since the enactment of the Green Communities Act in 2008.

Among the 15 members of the EEAC is one representative of small energy efficiency contractor businesses. This energy efficiency business must be located in Massachusetts and employ fewer than 10 employees. By law, this representative is elected every five years by a “majority of contractors performing energy efficiency services under Mass Save.” Contractors are invited to participate in this year’s election, as detailed below. Voting will be open from 12pm on Thursday, February 2 until 5pm on Tuesday, February 14.

Any business currently working on at least one Mass Save project will be eligible to vote in the election to fill the small contractor seat on the EEAC, but each business will have one vote regardless of its size. The election will be conducted via online poll.

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Seeking EEAC Candidates to Represent the Environmental Community

On behalf of the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC or Council), the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) is currently seeking nominations for the EEAC seat representing the environmental community, as set forth in G.L. c. 25, §20(a)(3). Candidates should work in either a professional or voluntary capacity with an environmental organization, and have demonstrated familiarity with the energy efficiency programs in Massachusetts. The EEAC is seeking candidates that understand the challenges facing the environmental community related to energy efficiency and demand reduction resources, opportunities for expanding engagement with the environmental community, resource-needs of stakeholders, and unique needs of environmental justice communities. Additionally, the EEAC is actively seeking to foster diversity, equity and inclusion within the Council.

The EEAC was established in 2008 by the Green Communities Act to oversee the development and implementation of the Massachusetts Three-Year Energy Efficiency Investment Plans, described in G.L. c. 25, § 21. Additional information on the Council and its activities can be found on the EEAC website.

Councilors should expect to attend at least one three-hour EEAC meeting each month, typically held in Boston, with a current option for remote participation. Councilors should also expect to spend several hours reviewing meeting materials prior to each meeting. Lastly, during the Three-Year Planning process starting in late summer 2023, Councilors will be expected to attend additional meetings as needed.

Individuals interested in the Council seat representing the environmental community are asked to email an up-to-date resume and short statement of interest to MA-EEAC@MASS.GOV by August 18, 2023. DOER will follow-up with those interested in learning more about this position. Once a potential candidate has been identified, DOER will recommend the individual to the Department of Public Utilities for appointment to the EEAC. The current vacancy is a five-year term through December 31, 2023, with the opportunity for a five-year re-appointment.

EEAC Representative – Environmental Community