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Conservation & Load Management

Every three years, Connecticut's utilities develop and implement an energy efficiency and demand management investment plan, called the Conservation and Load Management Plan (C&LM Plan). This Plan is updated annually and is funded by various sources, including customer contributions, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the proceeds from CLM savings sold into the ISO New England Forward Capacity Market.

The CT Energy Efficiency Board (EEB) advises and assists the utilities in the development of the Plan. BETP then reviews and approves or modifies the Plans and associated budgets in order to achieve cost-effective energy savings across the state.   

 

Current and Approved Plans

View the 2020 Plan Update to the 2019-2021 Conservation & Load Management

Conditional Approval of the C&LM Plan
 - BETP reviewed the Plan and determined it needed further refinement. BETP approved the Plan contingent on the completion of 24 conditions.

View previous C&LM FIlings.  

 

Equitable Energy Efficiency Proceeding

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) recently launched a formal proceeding to make its energy efficiency programs more equitable and inclusive. Given the focus of this proceedingwe want input and engagement from the public to ensure our decisions are community-driven and centered around the needs and priorities of those we serve.  Please submit comments to DEEP.EnergyBureau@ct.gov on Monday, October 5, 2020 by 4 pm. 

View the Notice of Request for Comments

We also released a simplified version of our notice (translated to Spanish here) intended for broader community outreach. Please share this flyer with members of your community and encourage them to participate in the public comment process. 


C&LM Response to COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 restrictions and their impacts on CT businesses, it is critical to support the state programs that bring energy efficient solutions to our homes and buildings. DEEP's Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP) is doing its part to help. Below are the steps that BETP is undertaking to ensure that our State’s Conservation and Load Management Program is running economically and efficiently and engaging our energy efficiency contractors who implement its programs.  

Contractor Technical Advisory Committee (CTAC)

BETP is planning to host bi-monthly meetings to interface with contractors and lend support and resources over the course of COVID-19 impacts. Members of the public or other interested parties are welcome to attend and provide feedback to help guide future decision-making. All meetings will be held at 9:00 AM on the dates listed below.

 

Upcoming CTAC Meetings

Residential | September 23, 2020 | Public Notice | Register

C&I | October 7, 2020 | Public Notice | Register

 

Past CTAC Meetings

Residential August 26, 2020 | Public Notice | Recording

C&I | August 5, 2020 | Public Notice | Recording

ResidentialJuly 22, 2020  |  Public NoticeRecording

C&I | July 1, 2020 | Public NoticeRecording

Residential | June 25, 2020Public Notice | Recording

C&I | June 3, 2020Public Notice  | Recording

C&I | May 6, 2020Public Notice | Recording

Residential | April 29, 2020Public Notice | Recording

C&I and Residential | April 15, 2020Public Notice | Recording

 

BETP Initial Determination

Following a stakeholder engagement process that included public input, recommendations from contractors and the utilities, and Energy Efficiency Board input, BETP issued an initial determination, which included 14 action items that support contractors by aiming to offset unpredictable cashflows, provide remote training opportunities, and consolidate stakeholder input.  As the impacts from COVID-19 continue BETP may provide additional determinations to address issues.

 

CARES Act Webinars

BETP coordinated with the Office of the Governor, Connecticut Green Bank, Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Eversource Energy, and The United Illuminating Company to provide webinars to clean energy contractors with information about available state and federal aid.

 

Clean Energy Industry Survey in Response to COVID-19

Thank you to those who participated in the Clean Energy Industry Survey to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry and your business. Your responses increased our understanding of how the recovery, revitalization, and stabilization of the industry can be expedited once COVID-19 subsides.

 

Stay Connected

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 September 17, 2020