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The Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC)
The council consists of 13 representatives from a wide range of stakeholders who assist with the development and deployment of energy efficiency programs and financing mechanisms.
EEAC's background and purpose
Senate Bill 150 with House Amendment 2 was signed into law by Governor Markell Aug. 6, 2014. This landmark legislation enables Delaware electric and gas utilities to provide cost-effective energy efficiency programs to their customers and will help Delaware meet statewide energy savings targets.
The legislation established the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) to help develop and deploy energy efficiency programs and financing mechanisms to be offered by Delaware energy providers. The EEAC also aims to help Delawareans reduce energy usage and lower consumer energy costs.
The EEAC is made up of representatives from:
- DNREC (council chair)
- Affected Energy Providers
- Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU)
The EEAC currently consists of two representatives from the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, one representative from each Delaware energy utility (Delmarva Power and Light, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, and Chesapeake Utilities), one representative from DNREC, and one representative from each of the following sectors: manufacturing, agriculture, environmental, commercial, residential, and low-income.
The Energy Efficiency Advisory Council has a subcommittee for Low-Income Energy Efficiency, and a subcommittee for Evaluation, Measurement & Verification. See the EEAC Subcommittees page for more information.
EEAC Mission Statement
The EEAC's mission is to assist affected energy providers in the development of energy efficiency, energy conservation, peak demand reduction, and emission-reducing fuel switching programs for all customer classes. These programs and financing mechanisms will be cost-effective, reliable, and feasible, and include evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy savings. The EEAC shall collaborate with the Public Service Commission staff and the Public Advocate to recommend candidate programs for three-year portfolios to be approved by the Public Service Commission or the appropriate governing body.
Upcoming Council meetings
The EEAC meets on the second Wednesday of each month. The next EEAC meeting is scheduled for March 8, 2017 from 1 - 3 p.m. at 391 Lukens Drive, New Castle DE 19720.
Past Council Meeting Materials
DNREC Evaluation, Measure, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) Regulations
The Delaware Energy Act calls upon DNREC to promulgate EM&V regulations. These regulations took effect as of January 2017. For more information please see Division of Energy & Climate's Regulations webpage.