National Grid - Planned Electric Outage in Hamilton on Lake Drive, Leigh Road and Idlewood Avenue on Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Burn Permits - Fire Department issued Open Burning Permits are now available online! Open burning will be from January 15, 2020, through May 1, 2020, as in year’s past. Each day during the open burning season, permit holders will need to register online on days they want to burn. You can find directions on the town website by going to the Fire Department page in the related link section midway down on the page. For anyone without access to a computer, permits can be processed at the station on a limited basis only.

Overview

Welcome to the Energy Page for the Town of Hamilton!  Hamilton received designation as one of the first Green Communities by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) in 2010.  After a number of years using outside consultants to manage energy efficiency projects, the Town applied for and was ultimately awarded a grant also through DOER to hire a part-time Energy Manager in 2014.  The position is shared with the Town of Wenham, another Green Community.
The Energy Manager is responsible for continually measuring and monitoring the comprehensive energy use at all municipal facilities.  This data allows the Energy Manager to measure the performance of previously completed energy efficiency projects, and identify opportunities for future projects.  The Energy Manager also serves as a liaison between municipal departments including Police, Fire, Public Works, Facilities, and the Hamilton Wenham School District (HWRSD) to facilitate energy projects.  Finally, the Energy Manager serves as a primary contact point for state agencies on energy grant programs and other energy initiatives.