Solar Farm Committee

Thursday, November 16, 2023 - 2:00pm

TOWN OF PRINCETON - Notice of Meeting

BOARD/COMMITTEE: Solar Farm Working Group 

DATE: Nov 16th, 2023 2:00 pm


Richard Chase is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 879 9331 5407 Passcode: 533230

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REQUESTED BY: Richard Chase


“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 October SFC meeting.
  •  NGrid Westminster line capacity update
  •  SMLD interconnect update
  •  Discuss outcome of DEP discussions
  •  Public Questions and Comments

Action items:

o CBH Review Right of Way and related power transmission issue

o CBH Provide links to resources for the project

o JM Discuss areas for SFC to focus on with Town Counsel

o RC Follow up on NGrid Westminster available line capacity

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 11/16 SF Committee regular mtg 2:00 pm 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 Charge

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.