A Timeline of Our Accomplishments

1999
1999

2001
2001

2002
2002

2003-2004
2003-2004

2005
2005

2006
2006

2007-2014
2007-2014

2013
2013

1999

Secured the return of nearly $25 million to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard consumers from the sale of the Canal Generating Plant.

2001

Launched the Energy Efficiency Program that has won several national and state awards and saved the region more than $485 million.

2002

Began the first Pilot Power Supply for “Default Service Customers”—new residents paying a higher price for electricity—that saved consumers more than $4 million.

2003-2004

Established a program for towns to purchase streetlights and reduce annual operating and maintenance costs.

2005

Launched Solarize Our Schools, an effort that installed solar panels on schools in all 21 member towns.

2006

  • Expanded the Pilot Power Supply program to serve all customers on the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Began offering a choice for “Green Power Supply” and dedicated funds to local renewable energy development.

2007-2014

Provided $3 million in support to Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative, an investment that will yield more than $60 million in benefits to the region over 20 years through 28 megawatts of new solar projects.

2013

Established a program to switch out 14,000 streetlights to high-efficiency LEDs, at no cost to the towns, with annual savings of $500,000 anticipated.

Award Winning Programs

The following awards were given to the Cape Light Compact individually, or as a Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Program Administrator, as noted.

2015


  • 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Lighting & Products – given to the Mass Save® sponsors
  • 2015 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence for ongoing commitment to regional collaboration and dedication to continued innovation in energy efficiency programs – given to sponsoring organizations of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, including Cape Light Compact

2014


  • 2014 ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence for ongoing commitment to regional collaboration and dedication to continued innovation in energy efficiency programs – given to sponsoring organizations of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, including Cape Light Compact

2013


  • 2013 ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence for Qualifying Products – given for the Cape Light Compact’s Residential Products Initiative
  • 2013 ENERGY STAR® for Homes Leadership in Housing Award for Residential New Construction
  • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Programs – given for Mass Save Home Energy Services Residential Programs, of which Cape Light Compact is part
  • ACEEE Certificate of Recognition for Exemplary Programs – given for the Low Income Multi-Family Retrofits/LEAN Multifamily Program, of which the Cape Light Compact is a part
  • 2013 Association of Energy Services Professionals Outstanding Achievement in Market Research & EvaluationAppreciative Inquiry Summit – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency program
  • 2013 Continued Support for National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project’s Energy Education Programs – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy education in schools program

2012


  • 2012 ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence for the Products Initiative – given for residential energy efficiency programs
  • 2012 ENERGY STAR® for Homes Leadership in Housing Award – given for residential new construction programs
  • 2012 National Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Leadership Award – Efficiency and Asset Innovation Award – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency program

2011


  • 2011 ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence for Qualifying Products – given for residential energy efficiency programs
  • 2011 ENERGY STAR® for Homes Leadership in Housing Award – given for residential new construction programs
  • 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Marketing and Communications Award from the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency program
  • 2011 Renewable Energy innovation Award – given for energy education programs
  • 2011 Science Educator of the Year (Barnstable County) – given for energy education programs

 

2010


  • 2010 ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence for Qualifying Products – given for residential energy efficiency programs

2009


  • 2009 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency program
  • 2009 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award – given for residential energy efficiency programs
  • Citation from the Massachusetts State Senate for Excellence in Environmental Education – given for outreach to schools for energy education

2008


  • 2008 Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) Outstanding Achievement via Collaboration for Program Implementation for the High Performance T-8 Program – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency program
  • 2008 US EPA Environmental Merit Award New Homes with ENERGY STAR® – given for energy efficiency programs for residential New Construction
  • 2008 ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence – Qualifying Products – given for residential energy efficiency programs

2007


  • 2007 US EPA Environmental Merit Award for Northeast ENERGY STAR® Lighting & Appliance Initiative – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency program
  • 2007 ENERGY STAR® Excellence in ENERGY STAR® Promotion – given for the Cape Light Compact’s energy efficiency program
  • 2007 Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Innovation Award for Solarize Our Schools – given for energy education programs

2006


  • 2006 US EPA Environmental Merit Award for Northeast ENERGY STAR® Lighting & Appliance Initiative – given for the Cape Light Compact energy efficiency program

2005


  • 2005 US EPA Environmental Merit Award for Northeast ENERGY STAR® Lighting & Appliance Initiative – given for the Cape Light Compact energy efficiency program

2004


  • Cape Light Compact, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Barnstable County recognized as Regional NEED Program of the Year at the 24th Annual NEED Youth Awards for Energy Efficiency
  • 2004 ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Energy Efficiency – given for the Cape Light Compact energy efficiency program

2003


  • 2003 ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Energy Efficiency – given for the Cape Light Compact energy efficiency program

2002


  • 2002 US EPA Environmental Merit Award for the Better Way to Save Campaign – given for the Cape Light Compact residential energy efficiency program
  • 2002 ENERGY STAR® Excellence in Consumer Education – given for the Cape Light Compact energy efficiency program

NEEP Business Leader Awards


Awards from the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) were given to the following companies nominated by the Cape Light Compact:

2015 – Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

2014 – Falmouth Ice Arena

2013 – Cape Cod Commercial Linen Service

2012 – Sea Crest Beach Hotel

2011 – Cape Air

2010 – Mezza Luna Restaurant

Energy Education Youth Awards


Visit our Energy Education news page.