William Darcy

NHEC Service Location: Benton, NH
Character of NHEC Service Location: Residential – Primary Home
Primary Residence: Benton, NH

Work Experience

Bill has a varied work experience as a public sector manager and lawyer. He was a state agency general counsel responsible for writing decisions and defending them in court and then a municipal lawyer responsible for labor relations, police, fire and emergency services. After a stint at a law firm, Bill became an electric utility and telecommunications consumer advocate and then director of regulation for a state public utility commission. Bill then became the president of a solid waste management and recycling authority providing services to over 100 municipalities using waste-to-energy facilities, recycling processing facilities, transfer stations and landfills. At NHEC he is Chair of the Power Resources and Access Committee and Chair of NHEC’s subsidiary, NH Broadband, LLC. He headed up NHEC’s successful effort to secure a $50 million broadband grant.


Bill earned a degree in History/Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Community Service

Bill is Chair of the Town of Benton’s Board of Selectmen and Secretary of its Planning Board. Bill is Vice Chair and Finance Committee Chair of Cottage Hospital. He is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and is a United States Forest Service Trail Adopter for the Black Mountain Trail in Benton.

Contact: darcyw@nhec.com