About

Meet the Council

Voting Members

  • Anthony L. Hubbard
    Anthony L. Hubbard Acting Chair

    Director, YouthBuild Providence

    Representing:
    Low-Income Users

  • Peter Gill Case
    Peter Gill Case

    Principal, Truth Box, Inc.

    Representing:
    Expertise in Energy Design and Code

  • Joe Garlick
    Joe Garlick

    Executive Director, NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

    Representing:
    Small Non-Profit Institutions

  • Thomas Magliocchetti
    Thomas Magliocchetti

    Vice President of Facilities Management, Rhode Island Hospital

    Representing:
    Large Non-Profit Institutions

  • Bill Riccio
    Bill Riccio

    Director of Public Services, City of Newport

    Representing:
    Municipalities

  • Kurt Teichert
    Kurt Teichert

    Senior Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Brown University

    Representing:
    Expertise in Environmental Issues

  • Karen Verrengia
    Karen Verrengia

    Building Operator Certification Course Manager, CLEAResult

    Representing:
    Energy Efficiency Education and Employment Tracking

  • VACANT
    VACANT

     

    Representing:
    Small Commercial and Industrial Users

  • VACANT
    VACANT

     

    Representing:
    Large Commercial and Industrial Users

  • VACANT
    VACANT

     

    Representing:
    Residential Users

  • VACANT
    VACANT

     

    Representing:
    Energy Regulation and Law

Non-Voting Members

  • Roberta Fagan
    Roberta Fagan

    Executive Director, Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island

    Representing:
    Expertise in Delivered Fuels

  • Nicholas Ucci
    Nicholas Ucci

    Acting Commissioner, RI Office of Energy Resources

    Representing:
    Executive Secretary and Director of the EERMC

  • VACANT
    VACANT

     

    Representing:
    Electric and Gas Utility

  • VACANT
    VACANT

     

    Representing:
    Electric and Gas Utility

Working Together

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The Energy Efficiency and Resource Management Council (EERMC) was established in 2006 under amendments to the Rhode Island Energy Resources Act (R.I.G.L. § 42-140.1) to provide structured stakeholder participation and oversight of energy efficiency procurement. The Council includes members that represent small and large business, non-profit organizations, market rate and low-income home-owners and renters, municipalities, governments and environmental science and policy. As defined in the statute, the purpose of the EERMC is to maximize benefits to Rhode Island energy consumers through energy efficiency.

Rhode Island is among the leading energy efficiency jurisdictions in North America. The presence of a council consisting of stakeholders focused on energy efficiency policy planning is a key driver of Rhode Island’s success. The strength of the Council comes from the fact that diverse, key stakeholders representing all types of Rhode Island interests work together to make decisions from a common set of facts to implement the legislative mandate to acquire all cost-effective efficiency resources. The EERMC has shifted that nature of decision making from an adversarial process to a collaboration.

Our Purposes

Make Recommendations
Make Recommendations
Evaluate the science and data to make informed recommendations.
Engage Stakeholders
Engage Stakeholders
Provide meaningful stakeholder involvement.
Monitor and Evaluate
Monitor and Evaluate
Ensure that energy efficiency programs are effective and quickly adopt best practices.
Ensure Public Benefit
Ensure Public Benefit
Promote public awareness of energy efficiency programs and their benefits.
Make Recommendations
Make Recommendations
Evaluate the science and data to make informed recommendations.
Engage Stakeholders
Engage Stakeholders
Provide meaningful stakeholder involvement.
Monitor and Evaluate
Monitor and Evaluate
Ensure that energy efficiency programs are effective and quickly adopt best practices.
Ensure Public Benefit
Ensure Public Benefit
Promote public awareness of energy efficiency programs and their benefits.
Make Recommendations
Make Recommendations
Evaluate the science and data to make informed recommendations.
Engage Stakeholders
Engage Stakeholders
Provide meaningful stakeholder involvement.
Monitor and Evaluate
Monitor and Evaluate
Ensure that energy efficiency programs are effective and quickly adopt best practices.
Ensure Public Benefit
Ensure Public Benefit
Promote public awareness of energy efficiency programs and their benefits.