Exeter, NH – Unitil, a local provider of natural gas and electricity, announced completion of its planned 54,000sf regional facility. The new facility is located on Energy Way in Exeter, just off Exit 9 on Rt. 101.
The facility will be home to Unitil’s seacoast electric distribution operations as well as its forestry, engineering and centralized electric dispatch teams. New Hampshire-based PROCON served as designer and construction manager.
Unitil CEO, Tom Meissner, said, “This state-of-the-art facility has been responsibly designed with a focus on sustainability to improve efficiency, lower costs and protect our environment.”
While energy efficiency practices and other environmentally-friendly design choices have been made throughout the building, it was designed as an “essential” facility, meaning it will be able to operate during a man-made disaster, similar to a police or fire station.
During major weather events, the facility will serve as the emergency operations center for the region and will support preparation, damage assessment, public safety, and restoration efforts as the hub of local operations. Construction on the new facility began in fall 2019.
With no immediate ribbon cutting ceremony possible, Unitil has created a video with a “virtual tour” to celebrate its completion internally and to share progress with others, at https://youtu.be/9ZhvL-rIWEg to watch the video.