NEEA operates on five-year business cycles. In developing its Business Plan for the 2020-2024 cycle, the alliance took a fresh, bottoms up look at its portfolio to develop a plan with the greatest regional value while addressing the diverse regional needs and constraints identified through broad outreach to its funders and stakeholders.
As part of this process, NEEA’s Board had to consider difficult tradeoffs to balance emerging technology and energy savings work with the preservation of organizational capacity to deliver this work, including regional collaboration and coordination, market intelligence and core business administration functions. To help inform these decisions, the Board conducted extensive public outreach to gather input for the draft 2020-2024 Strategic and Business Plans throughout 2017 and 2018. The following is a summary of the outreach activities and the associated input.