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08/03/2021 EC Minutes

2155 Main Street
Bethlehem, NH 03574

                                          Bethlehem Energy Commission                                                      

                                                Tuesday August 3, 7:00pm

                                      In-Person at the Prospect St. Gazebo

Attending:  David Van Houten, Mary Lou Krambeer, Dan Crosby, Bruce Caplain

Excused:  Josiah Chamberlain, Chuck Phillips, , Mark Koprowski (on leave)

Public:  Melissa Elander (Clean Energy, NH advisor)


Mission: The Bethlehem Energy Commission was established for the study and planning of energy resources for the town. The commission will evaluate existing energy usage in the town and suggest possible improvements in energy efficiency and conservation, as well as potential clean renewable energy solutions in order to reduce expenses and increase self-reliance.

Review minutes from last meeting

Dan moves to accept July 6 minutes, David second.  Unanimously accepted.

Town solar project  The group reviewed the draft RFP for contractors to respond to.  Highway Department has been contacted and has offered to assist with tree removal and grading.


  • David will ask Josiah to put together usage tables
  • Bruce will talk to Bethlehem Trail Assoc
  • Bruce will run the RFP by PRIMEX
  • David will be the contact person for all bidders
  • Distribution of RFPs
  • Bruce will ask Tim to post in newspaper and on website
  • David will send us RFP version 2 by next week

Potential funding for next phase ARPA funds

Anything else?

Next meeting date

Public input

Next meeting date

Tuesday, September 7 at 7pm at the library

Bethlehem Energy Commission (BEC) is appointed by the Select Board. All meetings are open to the public.


Clerical Assistant Nicole McGrath ensures that BEC meeting notices, agendas, and minutes are posted as necessary.


To find BEC info go to:

-go to government tab

-our committee is listed under: boards and committees tab

-our meetings are posted through Nicole on: agendas and minutes tab

Nicole also posts a hard copy of meeting notices in the Town Hall and at the post office.