Committees or subcommittees of the Council are sometimes established to perform specific acts or functions at the Council’s direction, providing an additional level of scrutiny and consideration for Council priorities. Current Council committees and subcommittees are those listed below.
The Executive Committee, as a subcommittee of the Council, provides a mechanism for Council members to engage within the limits set by the Council by‐laws and the overall statutory framework of the Green Communities Act on consultant oversight and other matters. Specific responsibilities include:
- Manage Council Consultants; procurement, compensation and general oversight and address operational administrative matters regarding Council consultant.
- Identify ways to enhance efficiencies in the Council’s activities.
- Act as a sounding board for Council on emerging issues and initiatives.
- Make recommendations and report to the full Council on actions and activities of the Committee.
The Executive Committee developed a Charter that guides its activities. It meets monthly and posts minutes of all meetings and proceedings.
As of September 2023
Commissioner Elizabeth Mahony, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Kyle Murray, Acadia Center
William Rose, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Greg Abbe, Residential Representative
Emmett Lyne, Rich May, P.C.
Equity Working Group
As part of the 2022-2024 Three-Year Planning process, members of the EEAC have established an Equity Working Group to discuss how the Massachusetts energy efficiency programs can more equitably serve residents and businesses. The Equity Working Group is now a subcommittee of the Council.
The Equity Working Group developed a Charter that guides its activities. It meets monthly and posts minutes of all meetings and proceedings.
As of September 2023
- Jo Ann Bodemer, The Department of Energy Resources
- William Rose, Office of the Attorney General
- Mary Wambui, A Councilor representing residential customers
- Brooks Winner, A Councilor representing cities and towns
- James Collins, representing the low-income weatherization and fuel assistance network
- Charlie Harak, A Councilor selected by the EEAC
- Kyle Murray, A Councilor selected by the EEAC
- Cindy Luppi, representing organizations that are not represented on the EEAC, selected by the seven Councilors of the Equity Working Group
- Doug Quattrochi, representing organizations that are not represented on the EEAC selected by the seven Councilors of the Equity Working Group
- Alexis Washburn, representing organizations that are not represented on the EEAC selected by the seven Councilors of the Equity Working Group
- Margaret Downey, Representative of the Program Administrators
- Jhenny Saint Surin, Representative of the Program Administrators
- Sonaksi Saxena, Representative of the Program Administrators
- Stephanie Terach, Representative of the Program Administrators
- Benjamin Cartwright, Representative of the EEAC Consultants
- Margie Lynch, Representative of the EEAC Consultants
STATEWIDE DATABASE SUBCOMMITTEE
The objectives, goals, and responsibilities of the Energy Efficiency Database Subcommittee are articulated in its Charter.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) issued its “DPU Response to Data Privacy and Data Security Issues Related to the Statewide Energy Efficiency Database” on December 1, 2014. On February 20, 2015 the DPU issued its ruling on the Program Administrators’ Request to Stay the Compliance Filing.
The complete set of orders and documents for the DPU’s Statewide Energy Efficiency Database docket can be located by going to web1.env.state.ma.us/DPU/FileRoom/dockets/bynumber and entering in Docket Number 14-141.
The full EEAC passed a resolution to hire Energy Platforms, LLC, to undertake the following scope:
- Facilitate a statewide database working group consisting of representatives from the DOER, EEAC, the PAs, and DPU.
- Develop a “Requirements Specification” for the statewide database.
- Provide a cost estimate and suggested timeline for developing the statewide database.
DEMAND REDUCTION SUBCOMMITTEE
Beginning May 2017, Meeting Materials for the Demand Savings Group are being posted here.