Created in 1994, the ECAC provides critical advice to the board regarding all aspects of the
energy department and its operations. Since the time of its inception, the ECAC has acted in
an advisory capacity to the board recommending actions of a variety of topics, including
budget needs, capital expenditures and pilot program needs. Members serve a four-year term.
The Coachella Valley is represented by 10 members nominated by the cities and the county
of Riverside. Indio, Coachella and La Quinta are allowed two nominations each, while Palm
Desert and Rancho Mirage share a delegate. The unincorporated areas are served by three
representatives nominated by the county. After nomination, each representative is then
ratified by the IID board.
ECAC meetings are typically held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. alternating
between I ID’s El Centro and La Quinta boardrooms. Committee members do not receive any
compensation or stipend.