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.

NOTICE OF POTENTIAL SCAM 6/23/16: Kennebunk Light and Power District has been notified that some customers have received fraudulent collection calls. The caller informs the customer that their account is past due, their power will soon be disconnected and to call an 800 telephone number. Please be aware that KLPD only contacts customers for payment using our local (207) 985- telephone numbers or in person. If you’ve received a fraudulent collection call please contact your local police department.

NOTICE TO PURCHASE POWER 6/9/16: North American Power has recently sent a mailing to Kennebunk residents soliciting their business as an electricity supplier. Unfortunately, the mailing did not strictly target CMP customers and also went to KLPD customers. KLPD customers do not have a choice of electricity suppliers. The only two Maine utilities that offer a choice of electrical suppliers are Central Maine Power and Emera Maine/Bangor Hydro.

Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees meetings begin at 5:00pm in the Kennebunk Light & Power conference room (*unless otherwise noted).  Agendas and Minutes are located under the About heading in News & Notes.
June 28 – Business
July 19 at 6pm – Location TBD
August 9 & 30
September 13 & 27
October 11 & 25
November 8 & 29
December 13 & 27