Program Review

Third Program Review Update: The RGGI participating states continue to prepare for electricity sector modeling and consider program elements as part of the Third Program Review, and have developed a Program Review Update which summarizes considerations to date regarding the Third Program Review, and includes updates to the Program Review schedule.

State Equity Advisory Boards: In addition, as part of the RGGI states’ consideration of topics raised in Program Review public comments, the states have developed a State Equity Advisory Boards Summary document, which compiles information on activities related to equity advisory boards and other advisory bodies in each of the participating RGGI states.

The RGGI participating states are committed to comprehensive, periodic review of their CO2 budget trading programs, to consider successes, impacts, and design elements (Program Review). The RGGI states completed the First Program Review in February 2013 and completed the Second Program Review in December 2017, resulting in the 2017 Model Rule. Now the states have initiated the Third Program Review to consider further updates to their programs.

Third Program Review

On February 2, 2021, the RGGI states released a statement announcing the plan for the Third Program Review, and in Summer 2021 the states released a preliminary timeline for conducting the Third Program Review. In November 2022, the states released a Program Review Update which includes an updated Program Review timeline. Note that this timeline is subject to change and may be revised over time. 

To support the Third Program Review, the states will:

  • Conduct technical analyses, including electricity sector modeling, to inform decision-making related to core Program Review topics, such as the regional CO2 emission cap.
  • Solicit input from communities, affected groups, and the general public on the Program Review process and timeline, core topics and objectives, modeling assumptions and results, and other policy and design considerations.
  • Convene independent learning sessions with experts and other interested parties on key design elements.

Public Engagement

Public participation is a key component of a successful Program Review. The RGGI states will conduct public engagement throughout Program Review, including periodic public meetings and accompanying open comment periods, to share updates and solicit public feedback. Public meetings may be held either in-person or remotely via phone and webinar, depending on public health guidance.

Public engagement opportunities during Program Review will be shared on this webpage and announced via the RGGI Mailing List.

Public Comments: For a list of public comments received to date, click here.

Meeting Schedule

The following schedule reflects meetings held and currently scheduled for Program Review. The schedule will be updated as additional meetings are scheduled.

Meeting Date

Location

October 5, 2021 Public Listening Session Remote
November 8, 2021 Public Listening Session Remote

Meeting Materials

The below materials accompanied meetings and announcements throughout the Program Review process.

December 13 and 15, 2021 Public Listening Session

Format Released
Meeting Notice PDF 11.18.21
Meeting Agenda PDF 11.18.21
Presentation Slides PDF 12.6.21
Meeting Recording - December 13 Video 12.14.21
Meeting Recording - December 15 (English) Video 1.3.22
Meeting Recording - December 15 (Spanish) Video 1.28.22

November 8, 2021 Public Listening Session

Format Released
Meeting Notice PDF 10.18.21
Meeting Agenda PDF 10.18.21
Presentation Slides PDF 10.25.21
Topics for Public Consideration PDF 9.13.21
Meeting Recording (English) Video 11.10.21
Meeting Recording (Spanish) Video 11.10.21

October 5, 2021 Public Listening Session

Format Released
Meeting Notice PDF 9.13.21
Meeting Agenda PDF 9.13.21
Presentation Slides PDF 9.28.21
Topics for Public Consideration PDF 9.13.21
Meeting Recording Video 10.7.21

Materials Archive

 

Format Released
Third Program Review Preliminary Timeline PDF 9.13.21
Program Review Update – July 2022 PDF 7.5.22