Why a "MUNI"?
We get asked that a lot. Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant is a municipally-owned electric utility that is totally independent from the large regional and national companies. Citizens of Ashburnham are stockholders in our utility. We're "consumer-owned". And this is a win-win in so many ways.
AMLP is one of approximately 2,000 local, publicly-owned electrical systems in 48 states. These systems are owned and operated by the communities that they serve. The size of public systems can range from the the enormous Department of Water and Power of the City of Los Angeles that serves over one million customers – to small systems serving just a few hundred. MUNI systems currently provide power to more than 9 million customers nationwide and a population of 30 million.
How did local power start in Ashburnham? A few forward-thinking citizens and businesspeople made a choice between serving themselves with electricity through their own utility... or outsourcing this essential responsibility to a private entity.
In our community, people chose to maintain control and picked the independent route. This has paid dividends in so many ways. Just think back to the historic ice storm several years ago. Thanks to our local team, our town was back up and running way ahead of those served by companies like UNITIL.
You're the boss!
Because we are municipally-owned, you control your own destiny:
- - Your rates are set locally via your elected officials
- - Your service and how you receive it is determined by your representatives
- - Staffing – from our linemen to front office personnel lives right here
- - Plus, you can visit with the manager of your system. Just try to do that with National Grid!
Locally owned and operated...
It's the smarter way to go. Today, AMLP is investing in renewable energy here in Ashburnham with solar and wind power – and in projects in the Berkshires. This will reap dividends now and in the future – all but guaranteeing adequate power for all at affordable prices for many years to come. If you have comments or questions, please always feel free to call us or click here for our Online Contact and Inquiry Form.
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