NEEC is dedicated to promoting the interests of the energy efficiency
industry throughout the Northeast region of the US. NEEC has
strong chapters in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as supporting
efforts in other states in the region. There is a critical need to
organize the industry in NY to directly represent the interests of
the energy efficiency industry in the ongoing Efficiency Portfolio
Standard (EPS) proceeding that is currently under way at the Department
of Public Service.
This proceeding could have a dramatic effect on the future energy
efficiency programs and funding in the state of New York. This could
be good news for our industry as Governor Spitzer has laid out a plan
to reach 15% reductions in energy use by the year 2015 (referred to
as the “15 by 15 Goal”). While it offers great opportunity
to expand the services and reach of the programs being offered currently,
it also has the potential to disrupt existing programs if there are
significant changes or competing offerings from existing initiatives.
NEEC-NY is being organized by regional and national efficiency businesses
as well as local NY organizations. The goal is to help provide
guidance and direction to the planning process in order to insure
that program designs and standards will work effectively from a ground-up
In order to get started, we are asking participating businesses and
organizations to sign up immediately to become members using the
basic dues structure of NEEC that is displayed on the Membership
These funds will be dedicated to supporting NY efforts in the EPS
proceeding. If your organization has limited funds or a long decision
making process, we will extend an introductory 6 month membership
at no cost. We encourage all NY efficiency organizations to
join and help with these efforts.
If your organization is already a member of NEEC, just email NEEC
indicate an interest in participating in NEEC-NY and you will
be registered with the chapter. Because so much of energy policy
is state specific, we encourage all members of the energy efficiency
industry that do work in multiple states to sign up and support
efforts in each state.
If you have questions or comments concerning the New York proceeding
or NEEC’s New York activities, please contact Liz Weiner (Elizabeth.Weiner@csgrp.com; 347-442-3942).