Dam in Kennebunk, Maine

The historic Kesslen building with the dam at the Mousam River on Main Street in Kennebunk

A Maine Electric Company with History

Initially founded as the Kennebunk Electric Light Department in December of 1893 to provide street lighting throughout the Town of Kennebunk, Maine, the District is one of eight consumer owned, not-for-profit electric utilities in the state of Maine.

There are only two “light and power districts” in the state of Maine: one in the Town of Kennebunk and the other in the Town of Van Buren. Light and Power Districts are formed by a special and private act of the Legislature based upon a request by the citizens of a town. The Act to incorporate the Kennebunk Light & Power District was passed by the 95th Legislature, A.D. 1951.

In short, the Act transferred all the rights, power and authority of the town of Kennebunk electric light and power system to the District forming a consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric lighting and power plant. The District’s charter defines the territorial limits of the District to include parts of the town of Lyman, Wells and North Kennebunkport (now Arundel) as were served by the electric light department in 1951.

For more information and interesting details, including a service map for the town of Kennebunk, please see our History page.

Proposed Rate Increase Information
Kennebunk Light & Power District (KLPD) is proposing to increase electric rates by approximately $303,900. The proposed percentage rate increase for each class of customers is as follows:

Residential ————————————————————– 13.7%
General Commercial ————————————————– 13.7%
Industrial —————————————————————- 13.7%
Street and Outdoor Area Lighting ———————————– 13.7%
Street Lights without Distribution Service————————– 13.7%

KLPD will hold a public hearing at Kennebunk Town Hall at 1 Summer Street, Room 301, Kennebunk, on August 16, 2016, at 6:00 pm. At this hearing, customers will have the opportunity to receive information, ask questions, and make comments and suggestions concerning the proposed rate increase. After July 11, 2016, KLPD will have full supporting information available at its office for review by customers.  KLPD Rate Increase-Website

KLPD RFP FOR SOLAR PROPOSALS 7/1/16 Click Here to Review

NOTICE OF POTENTIAL SCAM 7/21/16: KLPD handles all of our calling in house, other than customers that have been forwarded to a collections agency. If a customer’s account is in good standing, meaning that it has not been sent to collections, all calls will be handled by KLPD staff. We will not ask for money over the phone, and the only calls that we make regarding accounts are courtesy calls reminding of a past due balance. KLPD does not call immediately prior to disconnection. If you have any further questions or concerns, please call our office at 985-3311.

Upcoming Events

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2016
The Board of Trustees meet on the last Tuesday of each month. Scheduled meetings are as follows: 
August 16 – Public Hearing on delivery rate increase and business meeting to be held at 6pm in Room 300/301 of the Kennebunk Town Hall
September 27 – 6pm at the District office
October 25 – 6pm at the District office
November 29 – 6pm at the District office
December 27 – 6pm at the District office

*The Board also has the ability to call special meetings as they feel necessary.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes are located under the “About” heading in News & Notes.