The mission of the Groton Electric Light Commission is to provide policy direction to the Groton Electric Light Department (GELD).
The mission of the Groton Electric Light Department is to provide power at the highest degree of reliability at the lowest cost that fiscal prudence dictates.
Through its membership in the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), as well as on its own, the Department purchases electric power. Operations personnel maintain distribution lines within the Town, cut back brush along the roadways, and respond to outages and other emergencies on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
The vote to establish the Groton list plant was taken on July 22, 1909, in order to light the Town's streets with electricity and to provide citizens with power should they request it. The plant began operations on November 20, 1909. The first Electric Light Commissioners were elected in April 1910. The Department issues a detailed annual report, including audited financial statements.
The Light Department is staffed by a salaried Manager, an Assistant Manager, and hourly office and operations employees.
Phone: (978) 448-1150
Fax: (978) 448-1159
Office: 23 Station Ave
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 4:00 pm
Term In Years: 3
Term Start: 2020-06-10
Term End: 2023-05-23
Kevin J. Lindemer
Term Start: 2021-05-27
Term End: 2024-05-21
Rodney R. Hersh
Term Start: 2019-05-22
Term End: 2022-05-17