Wilton Energy Commission 
Mission Statement:

The mission of the Wilton Energy Commission is to promote resource conservation, energy efficiency and explore means to reduce the carbon footprint of the community through the use of renewable energy and other initiatives in public buildings, homes and local businesses.   The Commission will serve in an advisory role in support of the Board of Selectmen.  It will also provide education to the community on energy related topics.

Please consider joining us!

Candidates should have the dedication, passion and commitment to work for energy efficiency, carbon emission reduction, and sustainable practices community  wide.
  Experience and knowledgeable in one or more of these areas are needed by the Commission. :
      • Energy Benchmarking
      • Building Systems / HVAC / Building Automation
      • Renewable energy systems
        • Solar, Geothermal,
      • Building Codes / LEED ( Leadership in Energy and Design) / High Performance Buildings
      • US EPA Energy Star Programs
      • Clean Energy Criteria / market / State goals
      • Communication:  Website / Presentation skills / Power point
        • Excel / Charts / Graphs
        • Report / Plan Formatting
      Members should be able to commit 2 ½ hr per month for the monthyly Commission Meeting  and at least 10 hours per month during business hours in assisting the Town, schools and residents in endeavors to save energy costs and resources.

      Please contact Chair Debra Thompson-Van (Debra.Thompson-Van@WiltonCT.org) or Vice Chair Peter Wrampe (Peter.Wramepe@WiltonCT.org) to learn more about joining the Commission.

      Latest Success Story:

      Latest News:

      Wilton Energy Commission

      Significant Initiatives and Accomplishments

      Since Inception in 2007

      • During 2016 and 2017 the energy commission put out a request for proposals and selected a vendor that will own, install and maintain solar panels at the towns schools: Miller-Driscoll, Middlebrook, as well as the Wilton High School and Cider Mill, selling electricity from the systems at around 2 cents per kilowatt-hr

      • Successfully spearheaded the Solarize Wilton 2016 campaign to have more of our residents become familiar  with the advantages of using solar power to offset both electricity costs, continue to reduce our carbon emissions and to avail themselves to the tax and investment incentives available through the Solarize CT prorgam.  Over 30 Wilton households availed themselves of this special opportunty to reduce their electric bill, just doubling the number of homes equipped with solar panels.
      • Managed the Energy Efficient Relamping of all Municipal Buildings with no interest financing under the C.L&P " Small Business Energy Advantage Program"
      • Managed the Federal "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" grant of $76.295.  Identified and implemented measures to reduce energy in Municipal and School Buildings.
      • Co-founded Wilton Go-Green Inc and sponsored the first Wilton Go-Green Festival.
      • Completed a Wilton Energy Management Plan with the consultant Strategic Building Solutions.  Plan recognized as the most comprehensive of any small municipality by the CT Clean Energy Communities Program.
      • Wilton Energy Commission and Chair Bruce Hampson awarded Governor Jody Rell's Climate Change Leadership Award.
      • Provided guidance for Energy Efficiency in the renovation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and AC)  System in Wilton High School.  The new system reduced electrical consumption by 24%.
      • Wilton selected to participate with thirteen other Municipalities in the DOE / CT Neighbor to Neighbor Energy Challenge.  Energy Commission guided Wilton to a second place finish and received a $10,000 grant used to install an Electric Vehicle charging station at the Comstock Community Center.
      • Participant in the CT Clean Energy Communities program since inception in 2008.  Have received $24,500 in awards that was used to insulate the antique “Yellow Building" at Ambler Farm plus other municipal energy efficiency measures.
      • Provided the Board of Selectmen with the Energy Savings analysis for the conversion of the Schools and Comstock Community Center from oil fired heating equipment to Natural Gas.
      • Initiated the use of the EPA Portfolio Manger energy consumption tracking system for all School and Municipal buildings.

      Click on: Wilton Energy Commission Accomplishments  for a comprehensive list of Accomplishments, Initiatives, Awards and Recognition


      20 KW Installation on Wilton High School Roof (2011)

      Wilton Goes Green Festival