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PMLP Customers to See Decrease on Electric Bills This Quarter

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 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 Glenn Trueira says a residential customer who uses 500 kilowatt hours (kwhs) of electricity per month, for example, will be billed $57.68 instead of $58.98. An average commercial customer uses 2,000 kwhs per month.

"PMLP customers are reminded to conserve energy to hold down their own energy costs since the power supply market can be volatile and prices can fluctuate. PMLP also encourages everyone to take steps to ensure that they are using energy wisely," says an announcement released last week.

For more information on PMLP and energy-saving tips, check out the website.

bjean April 15, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I really wish the rest of Peabody would take a lesson from PMLP. They are great to their customers. Take a lesson DPW, School Dept, and City Hall. This is how things should be done!
Johnny V April 15, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Please tell me what, specifically, you wish the those departments would do "better"....and maybe offer some suggestions on how they could improve. Otherwise you are just complaining for the sake of complaining.
Casey Seamus April 15, 2013 at 03:51 PM
I love paying the bill early and getting a discount from the PMLP.
bjean April 15, 2013 at 05:19 PM
Johnny, why so hostile? No need to be nasty? I am not complaining for the sake of complaining. We could start with the teachers and school staff. Some of them are in my opinion grossly overpaid. Too many administrators making salaries in the $80's as exhibited in the recently published city salary list. They are not even in the classrooms with our kids. Cut back on them. Next, go to city hall. I'm sure you could combine plenty of positions and not even gave to lay anyone off. Most would be lost due to attrition. With the fire and police, crack down on attendance and therefore subsequent use of overtime. Also, make higher grade officers cover street patrol shifts when necessary instead of giving o.t. to only patrolmen. Limit detail work As for the DPW, I see one guy who job it is to drive around a gas guzxling city vehicle to pick up dead squirrells and chipmunks and woodchucks. Really? That's your job? Does that satisfy you Johnny V ?? Smart A??
Deborah Noyes April 15, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Yahoo! Every bit helps! Thank you

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