Community Power Committee
The Community Power Committee was originally formed as the Community Power Task Force in September 2021 to develop a Community Power Plan for Peterborough. The plan was approved at 2022 Town Meeting under Article 11. On December 20, 2022, the Select Board voted to change the Task Force to an on-going, official town committee to oversee implementation and management of both the town's Community Power Plan, and our participation in the Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire.
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Under the Peterborough Community Power Plan, the town will buy electricity in bulk for its residents and small businesses. The plan’s goal is to help ratepayers save money on their electric bills, while also getting more energy from renewable sources. The plan will be self-funding, with no amount to be raised from taxation.
Each ratepayer will be able to choose from among four optional rate tiers with varying percentages of renewable energy and rates, or they may opt-out of the plan if desired. There will be no fee for opting in, out, or changing rate tiers at any time.
Community Power will provide:
- More choices for electric customers
- Lower costs and rate stability
- Local control over energy decisions
- Renewable energy, resilience, and innovation
The following video provides a brief overview of the Peterborough Community Power Plan. For additional details, please explore the links on the left side bar.
The Community Power Committee consists of members: Joel Huberman and Tony Cassady, co-chairs, Michael Nadeau, secretary, Dori Drachman, Elaine Holden, Ed Juengst, and Steve Walker. Bruce Tucker is an alternate member. Bill Kennedy is the Select Board liaison.
For questions or additional information, please contact Committee co-chair Tony Cassady (firstname.lastname@example.org).