Solar Project Subcommittee

Solar Subcommittee to the Select Board

If you are looking for information on the Webster owned municipal solar array (at the school and soccer field), this subcommittee is not involved with that, but you can find more information on that here, or by contacting the Webster Energy Committee.


About the Solar Project Subcommittee

The Solar Project Subcommittee was created by the Webster Select Board by unanimous vote at the November 16, 2020 public meeting and has been tasked with working on the Deer Meadow Solar project, as being put forth by Olivewood Energy, aka Hopkinton Solar.  The primary purposes of this subcommittee are to work on the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), look over the revised Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement, and participate in the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (NH SEC) approval process.  This page will be updated with agendas, minutes, documents, and helpful links throughout the process.  The contact person for this subcommittee is the Town Administrator.


General Solar Project Overview

The solar project, as currently being designed, is intended to be aproximately 75 Megawatts in size.  That is estimated to power over 38,000 people and be the largest solar farm project in NH at the time of initial development.  It spreads across several properties in Webster, as well as joint owned town land at the Webster/Hopkinton Transfer Station, and ties into the high voltage transmission lines running north/south through town near the Boscawen border.


Upcoming Important Dates

  • Individual boards/committees (Planning Board, Conservation Commission, etc) will discuss their involvement, interests, and research as information becomes available from the developers throughout the MOU process.
  • 2021-07-27: Solar Project Subcommittee Meeting

Known Media Coverage

Concord Monitor- One of the state's largest solar farms proposed...

 

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Russell Tatro Land Use Coordinator

Solar Subcommittee Membership

NamePositionRepresenting

Chairperson

Select Board

Administrator

Town Administration

Assistant Administrator

Town Administration

Member

Energy Committee, ZBA

Craig Fournier

Member

Planning Board

Betsy Janeway

Member

Conservation Commission

Sue Rauth

Member

Public

Dan Nudd

Member

Public