About the Council

LEGISLATED 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.

WHAT WE DO

ANNUAL REPORTS

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 oversight of Rhode Island’s ratepayer funded energy efficiency programs and structured stakeholder participation. As defined in the statute, the purpose of the EERMC is to maximize benefits to Rhode Island energy consumers through energy efficiency. The Council’s goal is to ensure Rhode Islanders are getting the least expensive and most environmentally healthy energy supply through energy efficiency, conservation, and resource management.

The Council includes fifteen members that represent small and large business, non-profit organizations, market rate and low-income homeowners and renters, municipalities, governments and environmental science and policy. Meet the Council Members here…

Rhode Island is among the leading energy efficiency jurisdictions in North America. The presence of a council consisting of stakeholders focused on energy efficiency 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. The EERMC is an integral piece of a collaborative decision-making process to implement the legislative mandate of acquiring all cost-effective efficiency resources.

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