On October 3, 2019, New England Council member Unitil held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official start of construction on their new headquarters in Exeter, NH. Unitil provides energy services to over 175,000 customers in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
The 54,000 square foot facility, expected to open in summer of 2020, will unite several of Unitil’s operations under one roof. The operations for the Seacoast, forestry services, and the engineering and electronic dispatch center are currently located in separate buildings in Hampton, Kensington, and Portsmouth, NH. The new facility’s location was specifically selected to foster quicker response times to outages throughout the Seacoast region. Unitil will build their two-story office building with a warehouse garage space for bucket trucks and other vehicles, a vehicle wash bay, and workshop/lab space for other departments. The new facility will also include a designated training and testing space as well as an outdoor pole training area.
“Our new facility here in Exeter will be central to our ongoing mission to safely and reliably provide electric service to our customers here in the New Hampshire coastal region. The Town of Exeter has been a great partner of ours for many years, and we are thrilled to be calling it home for our electric operations,” said President, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Tom Meissner.
The Council congratulates Unitil on this transformational move to Exeter, NH.