Energy Committee

The Wilton Energy Committee (WEC) is a committee of volunteers that advises the Wilton Board of Selectmen on energy policy.

The SIERRA CLUB'S Ready For 100 Movement

Ready for 100 is a national movement of people working to inspire leaders to embrace a vision of healthier communities powered with 100% clean, renewable energy. Mayors, CEOs, religious leaders, principals, civic and community leaders, parents and students are asked to commit to solutions that help achieve 100% clean, renewable, and just energy across the United States by the year 2050.

Ready for 100 is different from traditional grassroots campaigns in a few ways. Ready For 100 (RF100) is a distributed campaign, creating networks of local leaders who support each other in building a powerful, well-organized movement from the ground up. Local volunteers work city-by-city pursuing equity through transitions to 100% clean renewable energy that center on the needs of affected communities. And nationally it builds a movement amplifying these stories to demonstrate that 100% is not only possible, but it is happening now. These two strategies work together to collectively shift the national public will to transition our energy sectors to a just 100% renewable energy future. 

Will Wilton join Keene, Concord, Lebanon, Cornish and other NH towns and commit to 100% renewable electricity community wide by 2030 and 100% renewable heating and transportation by 2050?

LED Lighting Project

WEC is hard at work along with Wapack Sustainability crafting a plan to replace our streetlights with LED lighting. 

We meet Monday mornings at 9am in Town Hall to share progress and determine next steps. This is NOT an official meeting, but you are welcome to join us.

Here is a link to a 7.5 minute presentation on this project:  
Presentation

Here is a Map of the town's streetlights:
MAP

Public information meeting

We held an informational meeting on January 2 at Town Hall to inform Wilton folks about an energy and cost-saving endeavor that the Wilton Energy Committee and the Wapack Sustainability Group are collaborating on. This is a conversion project of Wilton’s streetlights to LED.

With over 140 streetlights that we currently pay ‘full-freight’ for, conversion to LEDS will reduce our annual streetlight power bill of approximately $24,000 by over 40%; $10,000 or more per year. In addition, the LED lighting is a GREEN option, and is superior to the current lighting system. The entire project will pay for itself with savings in two to three years!

At the session, Wilton Energy and Wapack Sustainability gave a brief presentation on the LED Streetlight project, answered questions and hosted a discussion of criteria for streetlights.

Join Wilton Energy!

Interested in helping to develop renewable resources right here in town?

Wilton Energy Committee is looking for new members who would be interested in developing a plan for a solar array to provide green energy to town buildings at substantial cost savings to taxpayers.. 

For more information, contact Chris Balch at: [email protected]

 


Mission Statement

Our main purpose has been to advise the Town of Wilton about ways to reduce the town’s energy expenditures. Our mandate includes analyzing current energy use, identifying opportunities for usage reductions, proposing cost effective upgrades to town facilities, and keeping the town apprised of improvements planned, underway, or completed. Beyond that, we propose to help raise the town’s awareness of ways to reduce our collective energy footprint, in residential and commercial as well as municipal contexts.

Committee Members

Name Title
Chris Balch
Chair
John Zavgren
Member
Andrew Finlayson Member
Bridget Mooney
Member
Cathy Joly Member
Keith MacKay Member
Peter Martel Member

LINKS

Agendas

Minutes

Position Statement on the NED Pipeline Proposal

Town Hall Energy Audit Report

CONTACT INFO

Address
42 Main Street
PO Box 83
Wilton, NH 03086
United States
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