The Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council

The Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council (EEAC) helps Delawareans reduce energy loss and cost through energy efficiency programs. The EEAC is a collaborative panel of representatives that develops statewide programs to increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage, and lower consumer energy costs.

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Council Chair
Rob Underwood

Tom Noyes

The council was established by the legislature in 2014 as part of the Delaware Energy Act (29 Del.C. Chapter 80, Subchapter II) which enables Delaware electric and gas utilities to provide cost-effective energy efficiency programs to their customers and will help Delaware meet statewide energy savings targets.

Meetings of the Council and its workgroups are posted on the DNREC Calendar of Events and on the Delaware Public Meeting Calendar.

A collection of agendas, minutes and meeting materials is also available.

Council Members

The council includes 13 representatives from a wide range of stakeholders who assist with the development and deployment of energy efficiency programs and financing mechanisms. Council members include representatives from the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility, Delaware’s energy utilities, DNREC, and the manufacturing, agriculture, environmental, commercial, residential, and low-income sectors.

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Rob Underwood

Glenn A. Moore
Delmarva Power

Kevin Yingling
Delaware Electric Cooperative

Steve Baccino
Chesapeake Utilities

Christian Fuess
Delaware Energy Users Group

Scott Lynch
Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation

Kelly McKeown
Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Ric Moore
Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility

Agriculture Representative

Low-Income Representative

Cassandra T. Marshall
Quaker Hill Neighborhood Association

Harris B. McDowell, III
Delaware State Senate

Clem Dinsmore
Delaware Nature Society

Mission Statement

The mission of the Delaware Energy Efficiency Advisory Council is to assist affected energy providers in the development of energy efficiency, energy conservation, peak demand reduction, and emission-reducing fuel switching programs for all customer classes. These programs and financing mechanisms will be cost-effective, reliable, and feasible, and include evaluation, measurement, and verification of energy savings. The council shall collaborate with the Public Service Commission staff and the Public Advocate to recommend candidate programs for three-year portfolios to be approved by the Public Service Commission or the appropriate governing body.


The council includes two permanent workgroups. The membership of both includes, at a minimum, a representative from each program administrator, DNREC, and from consultants to the council. Other members of the council may join either workgroup.

The Energy Access and Equity Collaborative Workgroup (formerly the Low-Income Energy Efficiency Subcommittee) was created to support all Delaware low-income energy efficiency programs and initiatives by providing feedback and guidance on the development and implementation of cost-effective program offerings.

The Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Workgroup (EM&V) prepares recommendations for the council related to planning, managing, directing, overseeing, and reporting of all Evaluation, Measurement and Verification activities.

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