This web page contains information related to the Three-Year planning process as well as details on ways the public can become involved in the planning process for the 2022-2024 Plan which begins in the fall of 2020.
Information about previous Three-Year Plans is available at: http://ma-eeac.org/plans-updates/.
The 2008 Green Communities Act established the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) to oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the energy efficiency plans for Massachusetts investor-owned utilities and Cape Light Compact JPE, also referred to as the Program Administrators. These plans are required to maximize economic benefits for residents and businesses through energy efficiency programs and achieve the Commonwealth’s energy, climate, and environmental goals through a sustained and integrated statewide energy efficiency effort.
Every three years, the participating Program Administrators issue a Three-Year Plan that outlines the budgets, economic benefits, and energy savings for the statewide energy efficiency programs, branded as Mass Save®. Included in the Three-Year Plan are descriptions of proposed energy efficiency incentive programs to be implemented during the three years of each plan. These programs are for residential, income eligible, and commercial and industrial (C&I) utility customers.
The Massachusetts energy efficiency programs offered by Mass Save are funded by utility customers. All residents and businesses located in investor-owned utility territories in Massachusetts pay into a fund through their utility bill which supports the Mass Save programs. The Three-Year Plan directs how these funds will be spent on financial incentive programs for homes and businesses.
The Three-Year planning process involves the EEAC, the Program Administrators, and members of the public to help shape the programs for the next three years. Public engagement is highly encouraged during the planning process to help the EEAC understand what programs and incentive offerings would benefit the Commonwealth’s residents and businesses, and how the Program Administrators can improve existing program offerings to better serve Massachusetts customers.
The planning process for the 2022-2024 Three-Year Plan begins this fall. The final plan will be submitted to the EEAC in October 2021.
Each workshop will focus on specific topic areas. Workshops are open to the public to attend and observe these discussions. The current schedule of the 2022-2024 Three-Year Planning Workshops is below. Workshops will be held virtually and registration links for the workshops will be posted on the meeting calendar.
Note: if you are interested in attending a workshop, materials will be posted on the Meeting Materials page of the EEAC website ahead of each meeting.
|Workshop 1||Thursday – 11/5/20
|New Construction (Residential and C&I) and Active Demand|
|Workshop 2||Tuesday – 11/10/20
|Income Eligible Programs|
|Workshop 3||Tuesday – 12/1/20
|Existing Buildings: Commercial & Industrial Focus|
|Workshop 4||Tuesday – 12/15/20
|Workforce Development and Existing Buildings: Residential Focus|
|Workshop 5||Tuesday – 1/12/21
|Existing Buildings: Equity Focus|
|Workshop 6||Wednesday – 1/20/21
|Workshop 7||To Be Determined||The data and topics for a potential 7th workshop will be determined later this fall|
During the Three-Year Planning process, public comment is important to help shape the future of the Massachusetts energy efficiency plans. The EEAC will host at least six public comment sessions this fall with additional sessions anticipated in Spring 2021. Due to COVID-19, these public comment sessions will be held virtually. Schedule below:
|Wednesday – 10/7||5 – 7pm||Session 1|
|Tuesday – 10/13||2 – 4pm||Session 2|
|Monday – 11/2||9 – 11am||Session 3|
|Tuesday – 11/17||5 – 7pm||Session 4|
|Tuesday – 12/8||1 – 3pm||Session 5|
|Monday – 12/14||9 – 11am||Session 6|
Email MA-EEAC@mass.gov if you would like to be added to the EEAC email distribution list – updates on planning and regular monthly meetings are sent to the list regularly. Questions about the EEAC, the planning process, and energy efficiency programs can be sent to this address.
Continue to check this page for updates as the planning process kicks off this fall.