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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 2023

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Regular Meeting Oct 17, 2023

The regularly scheduled business meeting of the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) Board of Commissioners (BOC) began at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 17, 2023 in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Linda MacNeil, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Peter Cooper, and Superintendent Thomas Considine.


The minutes of the October 2, 2023 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner Cooper made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

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


Mr. Malcolm Bliss, a representative of Kearsarge Energy (in person) and several others representing Kearsarge Energy (remotely) presented the BOC a power point presentation about placing a solar array at the old town landfill adjacent to the Industrial Park.

Kearsarge proposes to install a ground mounted 3,400 kW (DC connected) Solar PV system on the capped landfill that is expected to generate about 3,800,000 kWh annually or about four (4) percent of LWL typical load. The final installed size of the array will likely vary due to the existing site condition and topography.

Following some back-and-forth discussion, the BOC agreed that Kearsarge Energy should present LWL with a draft letter of intent summarizing their proposal for review by the BOC prior to their November 6, 2023 regular meeting. When and if the agreement is executed by LWL, Kearsarge will approach the Town of Littleton about the property lease as the project cannot go forward without LWL executing an agreement to purchase the array production output.

Justen Elliott, LWL Line supervisor, accompanied Mr. Bliss to the proposed site so that Kearsarge could see the site in person and begin a more in-depth review of existing site conditions.


1. LWL have begun setting utility poles along the Industrial Park Road between Burndy Road and Meadow Street in preparation to relocate circuit 21 from the easement to roadside. LWL’s work effort has nothing to do with the proposed solar array previously discussed though the plan is to interconnect the PV system to this circuit. Any time that LWL can relocate a circuit/line adjacent to a roadway improves power restoration times and the upgrade to increase system reliability.

2. LWL crews are working to repair a water main leak on Railroad Street. LWL was aware that water had been leaking but could not identify a possible site. Recently, acoustic leak detection equipment was able to determine the location of the leak due to standing water on the edge of the road.

3. The first level 3 DC 480-volt fast charging station in the area was recently energized by LWL. Once a 480-volt pad mounted transformer arrives a second fast charging station will go on-line.


LWL and union representative from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker (IBEW)
1837 are preparing for upcoming negotiations beginning in November. The Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between LWL and IBEW terminates on December 31, 2023.


There being no further business to come before the board Commissioner Cooper made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner Ross.

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

Meeting adjourned at 2:05 p.m.

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

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