Conservation and Load Management (C&LM)

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Man installing AC unitWhat 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

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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.


Recent News

Notice of Board Vacancy and Request for Applications 
The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board currently has a vacancy for a Board member that will serve as a representative of an environmental organization. DEEP has closed the application period as of June 27, 2023.

Request for Public Comment
DEEP is seeking written comments to the Determination and Conditions of Approval for the 2023 Plan Update.  The deadline for written comments has been extended to August 4, 2023. For more information, please see this Notice.

Current and Approved Plans

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.

2023 Update to the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan

The utilities filed the 2023 Update to the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan with DEEP on November 1, 2022, following a vote of conditional approval from the Energy Efficiency Board. DEEP completed a review of the 2023 Update and issued a Determination

The 2022-2024 C&LM Plan

In June 2022, DEEP approved the 2022-2024 C&LM Plan, subject to conditions. This determination was informed by Utility responses to DEEP's Requests for Information and public comments collected during a comprehensive public process.

All materials related to DEEP's Determination are listed below:

View Previous C&LM Planning Documents


Related Initiatives

Equitable Energy Efficiency (E3) Proceeding
DEEP 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.


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

Content last updated April 2022