Energy Commission Meeting, Thursday 1-23-20

Open Posted Agenda

Approval of Minutes 00:00:43

12/2019 (posted online)


Reports of Members and Committees 00:01:24

a. Legislative update – Chris b. School projects – John Schneller


Green Business Award 00:10:02

1. Nominations Due Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2. Reviews completed at March, 2020 BEC Meeting 3. Awards Presented/Announced on Earth Day April 22, 2020 A. The goal is to have some sort of town-wide event or events such as a road clean-up and formal presentation B. Timeline and posting flyers on facebook - Jeff


Special Orders 00:14:36

Jamie Karr, Tori Wagner, and Roisi Russell Presenting status of HB559 and HB102 as it relates to allowing municipalities to set their own rules on the use of plastic


Solsmart 00:52:00

1. www.thesolarfoundation.org A. Start with Bronze level – Sarah/Chris


Eversource bills to calculate demand charges 00:52:11

1. Pool apparently runs 24x7 A. This means no demand charges and might be a good PV candidate 2. Library big electricity consumer – Chris/Jeff A. Investigating the purchase of IoTaWatt open source energy monitoring system for less than $250


Change transfer station policy to put recyclables 00:53:54

1. Proposal to change resident sorting to reduce costs and be ready for any future changes in recycling policy 2. Is an onsite paper/cardboard baler an option? 3. Maybe look at an outdoor screen again as part of the public education effort A. Look at the BHS sign the PTG installed this year


Plastic (#2) to structural plastic wood replacemen 00:54:14

Working with the Conservation Commission to possibly address a bridge in town


2019 Annual Report (Jeff) 01:00:36


Propose language to present to the Town Council 01:01:00

to establish the Energy Commission as the body to pursue municipal aggregation


Portfolio Manager update 01:16:06


Reappointment to the Commission 01:41:34