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Draft NEER Principles and Operating Rules Released for Public Comment

The National Energy Efficiency Registry (NEER) is a web-based platform that will help states document achievement of energy and environmental goals, disclose regulated entities’ compliance activities, and drive voluntary investment in energy efficiency and energy and water conservation initiatives by supporting the registration and tracking of energy efficiency projects and issuing tradable instruments based on resulting savings.

The National Energy Efficiency Registry (NEER) Project Team is pleased to release the Draft NEER Principles & Operating Rules for public comment and feedback. This document describes the specific functionality that the NEER will provide to a wide range of stakeholders seeking to document energy efficiency and conservation initiatives in a consistent, transparent and credible way.

The NEER Principles and Operating Rules are being developed by the states of Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, in partnership with The Climate Registry (TCR) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), along with supporting organizations E4TheFuture and APX, and a broad stakeholder group of over 150 individuals representing 115 state and federal government agencies, non-profits, energy sector actors, academic institutions, consultants, and local governments.

More information on the NEER can be found at, as well as an FAQ document and description of sample NEER user scenarios.  Your feedback is requested on the full document as well as on a series of key questions, which are listed at  and through this online survey.

The comment period is open until Wednesday, May 31, 2017.


The NEER Project Team will be presenting an overview webinar on the NEER twice during the comment period on April 17th and May 11th, 2017. These webinars will give an overview of the project and the Draft NEER Principles and Operating Rules in order to help inform public comment on the document and provide an opportunity to ask questions.

  • Register for April 17th 3:00 pm EDT Webinar: here
  • Register for May 11th 1:00 pm EDT Webinar: here