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Sean Hamilton

Sterling Municipal Light Department
General Manager
Sean Hamilton is the General Manager of the Sterling Municipal Light Department (SMLD) with almost 40 years in the public power industry. Sean began his career in 1979 as a lineman and advanced to his current position. During his career he has been instrumental in bringing utility scale renewable energy projects to municipal light depts. His projects include a 1.65 Megawatt (mw) wind turbine project in Templeton, MA that was completed in 2010. His work on solar has helped Sterling Municipal Light Department become the number one utility in the country for solar watts per customer in 2013 and still ranks in the top 20 today. SMLD’s 2mw/3.9 mwhr resiliency battery storage project was the first utility scale storage facility in Massachusetts and one of a few in New England. This national award winning project was featured in Barron’s financial Magazine and made Sterling number one in the country for Storage Watts per Customer. The latest project in Sterling , and the first in Massachusetts, is a Community 1 MW solar project combined with 1mw/2mwhrs of Energy Storage that went online in April of 2018.

As a member of the Sterling Energy Committee, he has worked with the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to perform major HVAC and lighting improvements throughout all municipal buildings in Sterling, including replacing of all street lights and Private Lights with LEDs.

He currently serves on the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) Board of Directors, the MMWEC Board of Directors, The Berkshire Wind Cooperative Board of Directors and is past President of the Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts (MEAM).

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 20

9:00am EDT