Energy Conservation and Management - DOC
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Connecticut Energy Conservation Management Board (ECMB) Request for Proposal Residential Energy Conservation Consultant July 13, 2007 The State of Connecticut Energy Conservation Management Board is seeking the assistance of a technical consultant to assist in the review and planning of the residential portion of the energy conservation and load management programs and initiatives. The conservation and load management programs are proposed and administered by the electric and gas utility distribution companies and by the municipal utility cooperative (CMEEC). The residential consultant currently working for the ECMB is resigning to pursue other interests, and the ECMB needs to select a new residential consultant. The new residential consultant should be available to begin work for the ECMB by late August or early September.1 The ECMB, a fourteen-member board, includes representatives from governmental agencies, business and residential consumer groups and the utilities. The ECMB reports annually to the Department of Public Utility Control and to the General Assembly. The responsibilities of the technical consultant include the following: Review and monitor the residential programs, including design, implementation and budget issues Assist with program and budget planning for the residential programs Support and review the residential component of program evaluations Provide an independent assessment of utility reports and information presented, such as quarterly and annual reports, and program tracking data Provide technical support to the Board in reviewing existing programs and planning new initiatives Keep the Board and utilities apprised of programs, new technologies, and developments in other states which could improve the effectiveness of the Connecticut programs The ECMB is planning the 2008 program year, with a filing due on October 1, 2007. The ECMB will also be assisting the distribution companies in preparing a 2008-2018 Procurement Plan to be filed by January 2008. Recent state legislation restored full funding to the conservation and load management programs (for a total of about $90 million annually), and set forth a requirement to procure all cost-effective energy efficiency and demand-side resources. The procurement provision effectively requires that the Connecticut programs increase both the number of customers served and the 1 The ECMB has scheduled a day-long planning retreat for August 8, 2007, and it would be valuable for the new residential consultant to attend the ECMB retreat, if possible. depth and comprehensiveness of the programs and program elements, and will lead to future program efforts (after ramp up) being three or four times the current level of effort. The ECMB and utilities have begun the ramp up to these higher levels, and the ECMB and the utilities are planning and reviewing new and expanded program elements to achieve higher energy savings and peak demand reductions. Several provisions in the recent legislation assigned additional tasks to the ECMB. See the legislation and a summary of the legislation at: http://www.ctsavesenergy.org/ecmb/documents.php?section=34 See general ECMB materials at: http://www.ctsavesenergy.org/ecmb/index.php Candidate qualifications include: Ten years demonstrated technical experience in the energy efficiency field, including experience in residential program development, implementation, and planning Demonstrated familiarity with residential programs nationwide Technical degree preferred but not required The ECMB reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any or all proposals, to waive any minor irregularities or informalities in a proposal, and to enter into any agreement deemed by ECMB to be in the best interest of the ratepayers of the State of Connecticut. The ECMB may enter into agreements with one or more of the applicants. The ECMB reserves the right to discuss with the selected applicant(s) any terms and conditions, including financial issues, for any proposed project. Candidates should submit a proposal including their qualifications, prior experience, references and proposed hourly compensation. The work is expected to require a commitment of approximately 750 hours per year. Please respond on or before July 30, 2007, to Joel Gordes, Technical Coordinator, Energy Conservation Management Board, 38 Brookmoor Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107 or e-mail: email@example.com Questions on the RFP may be directed to Joel Gordes at the email address above or by phone at 860-561-0566.