Thursday, April 18, 2013
Customers of the municipal utility company should experience a small savings on their electric bills as fuel charges are reduced.
No, that wasn't an error. Your electric bill really should go down this spring. Peabody Municipal Light Plant, which services Peabody and South Lynnfield, announced last week that average electricity bills will decrease by 2.2 percent for residential customers, more than 1.3 percent for commercial customers and about 4 percent for industrial customers in the second quarter (April to June). The decrease is due to a lower Purchased Power and Fuel Cost Adjustment, which is paid for by customers in addition to basic supply rates. The change reflects recent decreases in the cost of energy as the municipal utility tries to stabilize fuel charges and costs for its customers with its power supply agreements, according to PMLP. PMLP General Manager…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
City light plant reaches new contract deal with employees for four years with average pay raise of 1.75 percent.
Management at Peabody's light plant and union workers recently reached an agreement on a new contract, both sides ratifying a four-year deal that is largely retroactive. The plant also serves customers in South Lynnfield. Peabody Municipal Light Plant announced the new contract will cover July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2014 and ensure workers a 1.75 percent annual pay raise on average. "This is a fair agreement for both the ratepayers and employees,” said PMLP Commission Chairman Robert Wheatley in a statement. The number is likely a lot more palatable to taxpayers than the previous contract, which included an 11 percent raise over three years and was likewise retroactive. It took both sides approximately 1-1/2 years to reach the latest …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Light plant powers Peabody and South Lynnfield. Energy efficient bulb sale and open house is Oct. 13.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The following is an announcement from Peabody Municipal Light Plant: Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP) is celebrating Public Power Week, October 7-13, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a non-for-profit basis to 46 million Americans. “Public Power Week is a chance for PMLP to inform our customers of the benefits of our not-for-profit, electric utility, owned by the citizens of Peabody. “ PMLP is committed to the protection of our environment and to the welfare and safeguard of our community,” said PMLP Manager Glenn Trueira. “We are dedicated to providing safe, reliable electricity and high quality service at the lowest possible rates.” With one of the most modern and reliable …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The city-operated light plant is reducing fuel charges to residential and commercial customers for the third financial quarter, which should result in a 6 percent savings on monthly bills.
Peabody and South Lynnfield residents will be saving a few extra dollars a month on their electric bills in the next financial quarter. Peabody Municipal Light Plant officials announced the news Monday, attributing a moderate decrease in monthly bills to a corresponding decrease in energy costs for the city-owned utility company. The actual savings for the average residential customer is $3.44 per month or 5.9 percent. That's based on an average customer using 500 kWh per month for a bill of $58. An average commercial customer using 2,000 kWh per month will save approximately 6 percent monthly. Industrial users' bills are expected to remain flat. PMLP General Manager Glenn Trueira said there will be a decrease in the Purchased Power and …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Kristina Frizzell joins the staff at the city's light plant as the new assistant manager.
The Peabody Municipal Light Plant , which also serves South Lynnfield, announced Thursday that there's a new assistant manager on board at the city-owned utility company. Kristina Frizzell was recently hired by General Manager Glenn Trueira for the job at a salary of $116,900. Frizzell, who left her post as the general manager at the Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant to come to Peabody, brings with her 15 years of experience in the municipal light industry. She began her career at the Belmont Municipal Light Department, eventually working her way up to Business Director. “Kristina brings a great deal of municipal business experience to PMLP,” said Trueira. "We look forward to working with Kristina and implementing a number of new and …