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PMLP Celebrates Public Power Week With Light Bulb Sale, Open House

It's Public Power Week.

[The following was submitted by the Peabody Municipal Light Plant.]

Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 7-13, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 46 million Americans.

“Public Power Week is a chance for PMLP to communicate the benefits of the consumer owned, not-for-profit electric utility owned by the citizens of Peabody,” said PMLP Commission Chairman Robert O. Wheatley. “We strive to provide top-notch service and contribute to the community’s economic vitality.”

PMLP invites community members to participate in the PMLP bulb sale and open house on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, when customers can purchase new energy efficient LED and CFL lighting at very low costs.

This year, PMLP is holding a bulb sale offering environmentally friendly lighting
at a price as low as 25 cents per bulb.

“We’re committed to the protection of our environment and keeping electrical costs low,” stated PMLP Manager Glenn Trueira. “Peabody Municipal Light Plant knows how vital electricity is for the people of Peabody and South Lynnfield. We continue to find ways to deliver electricity reliably, safely, cost effectively, and with special attention to the environment,” Trueira added.

With one of the most modern and reliable electric distribution facilities in New England, PMLP’s electric rates are traditionally among the lowest in Massachusetts. Unlike most municipally-owned utilities, Peabody has the ability to generate its own power, when necessary, to help safeguard against widespread power outages. PMLP serves over 25,000 residential customers and over 1.600 commercial and industrial customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield.

PMLP has a five-member Municipal Lighting Commission, elected by the citizens of Peabody. The commission governs the light plant.

“The people at PMLP have proudly serviced the Peabody and South Lynnfield communities for 121 years,” stated Wheatley.

For more information about PMLP visit our web site, www.pmlp.com.

Saber Walsh October 10, 2012 at 03:23 PM
PMLP has been really good for Peabody residents, and getting discounts on LED lighting is a big plus. I would NOT recommend CFL lightbulbs as they are present significant hazards because of the use of mercury -- so if you go, go LED which is both safe and save$$$.

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