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Minutes of Littleton Water and Light Meetings

The Board meets on the first and third Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and are held in the department conference room at 65 Lafayette Ave, Littleton. Board meetings are open to the public and time is allotted for public comments at each meeting.

Minutes for 2018

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Regular Meeting Oct 1, 2018

The regularly scheduled Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 01, 2018 in the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) conference room. Present were Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Schuyler Sweet, Financial Director Cheryl Wilkins, and Superintendent Thomas Considine.


The minutes of the September 17, 2018 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Sweet made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Cooper.

The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.

Customer & Public Concerns:

The BOC agreed to begin their November 19, 2018 business meeting one (1) hour later at 2:00 p.m. due to a scheduling conflict with the Littleton Economic luncheon.


1. A Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) rebate will appear on LWLís October statement. A rebate amount of about $2.70/ 1,000 kWh is expected.

2. A net metering application submitted by the owner at 23 Ammonoosuc Street was discussed. The owners have proposed to install a 30 kW solar array which does not conform to LWL policy (10.2 kW DC connected load). They have proposed to install a limiting type energy management inverter that will limit the solar input to 10 kW. The BOC was in agreement that as long as the owner is demonstrating a willingness and intent to comply with LWL policy an interconnection permit is authorized pending installing of the limiting inverter and the other required safety equipment.

3. David Doskocil of Next Era Energy is planning to address the BOC at their meeting on October 15, 2018. He plans to present the BOC with an overview of the product and services that Next Era Energy Services can provide.


1. The BOC discussed Daymark Energy questions with regard to procuring wholesale power resource for 2021 and possibly raising LWL power supply contract hedge ratios.

Following some discussion the BOC decided to wait until Next Era made their presentation before making a decision with regard to LWL power supply status.

2. The BOC reviewed several budget estimates to convert the overhead power lines in an area between Ames Way to Bridge Street to underground (about 4,000 LF).

Data provided by a NH Public Utilities Commission cited a report prepared following the 2008 ice storm that suggests that the conversion cost would be in excess of $ 6.99 million, ESC Engineering an electrical consultation engineering firm estimated a cost in excess of $ 7.9 Million, both the preceding budget estimate are pending final design. To fine tune these estimated project costs Lee Carroll, Electrical Consultant submitted a proposal of $39,800. Mr. Carroll suggests that a load needs assessment is required to more accurately determine the proper equipment size and the first step in developing a preliminary working underground engineering plan. All the cost previously mentioned do not address any work associated with burying the communication lines throughout this area or future attachments points.

The BOC discussed the proposed estimate an LWL will provide these figures to Brien Ward and John Hennessey advocates for placing the lines underground in this area.


Commissioner Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by
Commissioner Sweet.

The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.

Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

The regularly scheduled Commissionerís meeting is held twice monthly on the first and third Monday, at 1:00 p.m., in the Departmentís conference room.

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