Residents of Lebanon have been hard at work for many years and are at the forefront of true reform when it comes to changes in energy generation and consumption. This work has received statewide recognition lately and we feel it is important to share the news with the community.
A good review of the Community Power movement at the state level is outlined in an article published in the May/June, 2020 edition of NH Municipal Association Town and City Magazine, Community Leaders Join Together to Develop Community Power New Hampshire, co-authored by Asst. Mayor Clifton Below and Energy and Facilities Manager Tad Montgomery.
Another essay on the same subject is, Justice Alito is Right and Eversource is Wrong, by New Hampshire’s Consumer Advocate Don Kreis, and gives a great perspective on Lebanon and Hanover’s leadership roles in this very exciting movement. In his essay, Mr. Kreis states, “Maybe, just maybe, after paying hundreds of millions of dollars and waiting 24 years, New Hampshire’s residential utility customers are about to get some real benefits out of the 1996 Restructuring Act.”
Many thanks to the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee and the Planning Office for their years of work that have led to this.
To learn more about Lebanon’s Energy efforts at LebanonNH.gov/Energy.