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Public invited to weigh-in on the 2016-2018 Conservation and Load Management Plan 

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – March 24, 2015 – The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board (EEB) is holding a public input session for the 2016-2018 Conservation and Load Management Plan. 

The session will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Gina McCarthy Auditorium, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT. 

The EEB welcomes input as part of its collaborative process with utility companies, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut Green Bank, interested stakeholders and the general public, for formulating the 2016-2018 Conservation and Load Management Plan (Plan). This Plan will provide recommendations to DEEP and the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority about the allocation of Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund resources for energy efficiency programs and related activities.  

The EEB is interested in receiving public comments on what should be included in the Plan, and on what key issues the EEB should take into consideration in developing the Plan. The current three-year Plan (2013-2015) and related information may be found online at: http://energizect.com/about/eeboard/plans.

Established through CGS 16-245m, the EEB is comprised of ten voting members representing business and consumer interests as well as state agencies, and five non-voting representatives of the state’s electric and gas utilities. It advises and assists the utilities in the development and implementation of Connecticut’s energy efficiency and load management plans.

A record of public input becomes part of the Plan itself. Therefore, it is very important that commenters provide written input, preferably in advance of the session. Presentations during the public input session should be no longer than seven minutes. Please email electronic copies of your remarks, and/or a PowerPoint presentation if you plan to use one, by Monday, April 6 to the EEB's Executive Secretary, Craig Diamond: craig.diamond@energizect.com.

There is no formal advance registration. However, to facilitate planning, please confirm your intention to attend by emailing Craig Diamond by Monday, April 6. 

About the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund

The Energy Efficiency Fund promotes efficient energy use, helps residents and businesses save on their electric and natural gas bills, advances economic development, reduces electric demand, and helps reduce air pollution. Energy Efficiency Fund programs serve residential customers, including limited-and fixed-income customers, as well as business and municipal customers. Connecticut’s energy efficiency programs are funded by a charge on customers’ utility bills and administered by the state’s electric and gas utilities including: Eversource (previously Eversource and Eversource), United Illuminating, Connecticut Natural Gas, and Southern Connecticut Gas. Additional information on Connecticut’s energy efficiency programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1-877-WISE-USE. The Fund's Annual Reports (including for 2014) on Fund supported program activities and results may be viewed at: http://www.energizect.com/about/eeboard/annualreports

About Energize Connecticut

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the Energy Efficiency Fund, the Connecticut Green Bank, the State, and your local electric and gas utilities, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 1.877.WISE.USE.

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