- Hydro Facilities
The historic Kesslen building with the dam at the Mousam River on Main Street in Kennebunk
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.
KLPD RFP FOR SOLAR PROPOSALS 7/1/16 Click Here to Review
January 17 – KLPD Board of Trustees and Kennebunk Board of Selectmen Joint Meeting at Kennebunk Town Hall (room location and time TBD)
January 31 – 6pm at the District office
February 28 – 6pm at the District office
March 28 – 6pm at the District office
April 25 – 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.
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
The office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of MLK Day. We will open at 8:00am on the 17th.
You can make payments through your online banking which come to use electronically or via a paper check. We also offer a monthly bank draft of your payment if you are interested. Please contact one of our customer service representatives at (207) 985-3311.
Go to Hydro Facilities and News & Notes (under the About heading) pages to review up-to-date information regarding the dam relicensing process.