Solar Farm Committee

Friday, October 13, 2023 - 11:00am


Princeton Solar Farm Working Group

DATE: October 13th, 2023 11:00 am

LOCATION: Remote, PSF Committee Organizational meeting

REQUESTED BY: Richard Chase

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Topic: Princeton Solar Farm Committee Organizational Mtg

Time: Oct 13, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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“The listings of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair 48 hours before said meeting, which may be discussed at the meeting.~ Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”


  • Review and approve agenda
  • Review and approve minutes from August PSF Working Group meeting.
  • Discuss next steps

o Organization change, Working Group to Committee

  •  Choose people for roles, Chair & Secretary
  •  Choose dates and time for meetings

Discuss outcome for DCR site visit.

o Right of way access for power lines

o Options for physical access;

  •  Plastic culverts, replace 1 for 1, approx. $4-8K
  •  Bridge (Initially temporary, then permanent ) cost tbd
  •  Open bottom concrete arch, more scenic, $200-400K

·SMLD interconnect update

· Next steps

· Public Questions and Comments

Action items:

o TBD Review Right of Way and related power transmission issue

o DCR Will provide temporary bridge at no cost until it is required somewhere else.

o All Review sample RFPs

o All Ideas and sample language for Phase 1 RFP


o TBD PSF Committee regular mtg TBD Virtual

Members RAC Richard Chase

CBH Corey Burnham-Howard

JM John Mirick

HL Helga Lyons

LG Lar Greene BD Bruce Dean

GP Gerald Pellegrini


RC Robert Cumming SB

Solar Farm Committee

The Solar Farm Committee will serve at the direction of the Selectboard and work with the Selectboard, Town Administrator, and other town personnel and committees, as well as seek input from and consulting with Princeton Municipal Light Department as may be appropriate and applicable, to advance the goal of the Selectboard relative to successfully leasing the former Town landfill to a solar developer for the development and operation of a solar energy generation facility.


The committee will consist of 5 - 7 voting members appointed by the Selectboard and may have non-voting liaisons from the Princeton Board of Light Commissioners, Conservation Commission, Environmental Action Committee, Board of Health and Selectboard if a member has not been appointed as a voting member.

A members of the Advisory Committee may be a non-voting liaison only.


The Committee will assist the Selectboard and Town Council as requested with regard to this solar energy generation facility project, including with regard to requests for proposals; review of and recommendation related to proposals received; contract language; environmental regulations and requirements; research, analysis, development and review of plans for the development and operation of a solar energy generation facility; and communication to residents regarding the project.