Conservation and Load Management (C&LM)
What is the Conservation and Load Management Plan?
The Conservation and Load Management Plan (C&LM Plan) is an energy efficiency and demand management investment plan that develops programs and initiatives to help Connecticut residents and businesses become more energy efficient.
These programs and services are administered and delivered by the Utilities through Energize CT. To learn about energy-saving opportunities for your home or business, visit EnergizeCT.com.
How does State Energy Efficiency Planning work?
The Plan is updated annually by Connecticut’s electric and gas utilities, with advisory and assistance from the CT Energy Efficiency Board (EEB). DEEP reviews all C&LM Plans and associated budgets in order to achieve cost-effective energy savings across the state.
The Plan is funded by various sources, including a charge on customer energy bills, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the proceeds from C&LM savings sold into the ISO New England Forward Capacity Market.
DEEP held a series of public meetings to inform its review process for the 2022 - 2024 C&LM Plan. All meetings were open to the public and included opportunities for public comment.
C&LM Plan Public Meetings and Comments
- Technical Meeting #1: November 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Recording | Slide Deck
- Public Input Session: November 17, 2021 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Recording | Slide Deck
- Technical Meeting #2: November 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Recording | Slide Deck
DEEP will be accepting written comments on the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan through December 3, 2021. Please see this Notice of Request for Written Comments for additional detail.
DEEP is in the process of filling four seats on the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board. These seats are for one representative each of (1) a chamber of commerce, (2) a state-wide business association, (3) low income customers, and (4) municipalities. DEEP accepted applications and nominations for these seats through November 15, 2021 and is reviewing those submissions.
Energy Efficiency Board Nominations
C&LM Plans are developed every three years and updated annually. Three-year Plans and annual Plan Updates are developed by the utilities, with guidance from the Energy Efficiency Board, public input, and approval from DEEP.
Current and Approved Plans
The 2022-2024 C&LM Plan
- DEEP is in the process of reviewing the proposed 2022-2024 C&LM Plan submitted by the utilities on November 1, 2021
- Utility responses to DEEP's Requests for Information will inform the review process
The 2019-2021 C&LM Plan
- 2021 Plan Update to the 2019-2021 Conservation & Load Management
- DEEP Conditional Approval of the 2021 C&LM Plan Update
- 2019-2021 Conservation and Load Management Plan
Equitable Energy Efficiency (E3) ProceedingDEEP launched a formal proceeding to make its energy efficiency programs more equitable and inclusive. Learn more about E3.
Weatherization Barrier Remediation
Addressing health and safety issues, such as mold and asbestos, that prevent the completion of residential weatherization and energy efficiency measures. Learn more about Weatherization Barrier Remediation.
Contractor Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC)
DEEP hosts regular meetings to interface with energy efficiency contractors. Members of the public and other interested parties are welcome to attend and provide feedback to guide future decision-making. Learn more about CTAC.
View all DEEP Energy Web Filings, including all documents and comments associated with Conservation and Load Management Planning.
Any questions on Connecticut's Conservation and Load Management Plan can be sent to DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov.
Content last updated November 2021