AMLP News

AMLP with kids at Stevens Memorial Library
AMLP at Stevens Memorial Library's Summer Reading Kick-off 2018

News Updates from AMLP

Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant is always working in our customers' best interests. We participate in and support our community—sometimes behind the scenes, and sometimes in very visible ways. Here are some of our latest announcements, projects and initiatives.

May
2019

NEW BATTERY STORAGE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Battery Storage Project Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday, May 29th, the Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony with state and local officials, for our new 3-megawatt/5-megawatt-hour Battery Storage Project off Williams Road.

This new system from NEC Energy Solutions, stores energy inside the battery container that can be released during Peak Load Periods of heavy electrical usage, reducing peak transmission and capacity payments through cost avoidance.

The $3.5 million Battery Storage Project came online in January. 25% of the project was funded by a grant from the Mass Clean Energy Center. The remainder of the project was financed through a Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) pooled loan program.

See the stories and photos from local newspapers here:

  • Read the Gardner News Story online here.
  • Read the Sentinel & Enterprise Story online here.
May
2019

THE AMLP RECEIVES MADEP AWARD

MADEP AWard

Tuesday, April 23rd, the AMLP was awarded a $7,500 grant from the MADEP to advance the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Ashburnham. General Manager Kevin Sullivan (4th from the left) is shown here accepting the award.

March
2019

THE AMLP WINS EXCELLENCE IN RELIABILITY AWARD

APPA Certificate of Excellence Award

The AMLP has been recognized by the American Public Power Association for significantly exceeding the reliability average for all U.S. electric utilities. The AMLP participates in the American Public Power Association's e-Reliability Tracker program to track its power outages and restoration against national benchmarks.

See the Award Certificate here →
March
2019

THE AMLP's BATTERY STORAGE PROJECT COMES ONLINE

The AMLP’s Battery Storage Project went online January 1st, and since that time has released energy January, February and March, successfully reducing our monthly transmission peak. Congratulations to the AMLP staff on the completion of a project that will provide years of peak demand reduction, helping to control transmission and capacity costs.

This project was made partially made possible with the assistance of an ACES Grant. Read more here →
May
2018

AMLP's Office Manager Receives MEAM Award

The AMLP's Brooke Czasnowski

The Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts (MEAM) recently recognized Brooke Csaznowski, the AMLP's Office Manager, with a "2018 Communicator of The Year Award". The decision was made by MEAM's Communications and Energy Services (CES) committee. Congratulations, Brooke!

Click here to read the Press Release details →
Dec
2017

AMLP Receives ACES Grant for Solar Battery Project

MA Clean Energy Center logo

Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant is one of 26 communities to receive a state grant for a $2.5 million battery storage project. The $600,000 grant will cover 24 percent of the cost of a 2-megawatt battery storage system that will reduce Ashburnham’s dependency on power from the grid and more.

Click here to read more →
Dec
2017

AMLP Lineman, Jeff Schrecke, Featured in the Worcester Telegram

Jeff Schrecke

We're proud of our entire team. On December 16, the Sunday Telegram featured our own Jeff Schrecke, one of our linemen who had just returned from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, helping out with the restoration of their power grid.

Click here to read more at Telegram.com →
Nov
2017

AMLP Donates a Bucket Truck to the US Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority

AMLP USVI Bucket Truck Donation

After experiencing the destruction of Hurrican Maria during relief efforts, AMLP donated one of its bucket trucks to the U.S. Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority to assist in the hurricane relief and power restoration efforts on the devastated islands.

Click here to read more in The Gardner News →
Oct
2017

AMLP Sends 4 Linemen to Assist in Virgin Islands Hurricane Recovery Efforts

AMLP USVI Linemen

The US Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority called for mutual aid after devasting Hurricane Maria...and AMLP answered by sending 4 linemen and a bucket truck.

Click here to read the Sentinel & Enterprise article →
Aug
2017

AMLP Light Board Appoints New General Manager

AMLP USVI Linemen

It takes just right the person with the right qualifications and capabilities to run a municipal light plant like AMLP. Kevin M. Sullivan is just the right fit.

Click here to read the Sentinel & Enterprise article →

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