US Rep Bass to Host Town Hall Meeting in Claremont, Visit Concord Steam to Discuss Energy Efficiency Legislation

CLAREMONT, NH – On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) will host a town hall meeting in Claremont with Executive Councilor Ray Burton and answer questions from constituents about the issues facing our state and nation. 

On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Bass will continue his energy efficiency tour by visiting Concord Steam to learn more about their use of combined heat and power technology, which is a key tenet of Bass’ energy efficiency legislation, the Smart Energy Act.

Members of the media are invited to attend Bass’ events:

Tuesday, April 3rd:

6:00 p.m.: Host a town hall meeting in Claremont with special guest Executive Councilor Ray Burton.  Bass will give an update of his work in New Hampshire and Washington and take questions from constituents.  The town hall meeting will take place at the Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center (Room 160), located at 111 South Street in Claremont.

Wednesday, April 4th:

10:00 a.m.: Visit Concord Steam to discuss energy efficiency legislation and see firsthand the company’s use of combined heat and power (CHP) technology to fuel its facility and provide energy to its customers.  CHP is a key tenet of Bass’ legislation, the Smart Energy Act, which would establish a strategic plan to double the production of electricity production by 2020 through the use of CHP and waste heat recovery. 

Concord Steam uses biomass such as forestry waste to produce steam to heat downtown Concord and to produce electricity for sale to utilities.  The ash that is leftover after the clean wood fuel is burned is sent to farms to be spread in place of lime as a soil conditioner.  Concord Steam is located at 105 Pleasant Street in Concord.