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News Stories from Rowley Municipal Light Plant

Read a record of RMLP's projects, initiatives, partnerships and announcements. Find the most recent News & Announcements on our Home Page. Learn more about Rowley's light plant here!

Oct
2022

Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant Installs Level 2 EV Charging Station


EV Charging Station photo
Pictured from left to right — General Manager, Matt Brown; Light Commissioners Bryan DiPersia, Mark Cousins, and Danby Whitmore; Library Trustee, Janet Peabody; and Library Director, Pam Jacobson.

The Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant recently completed the installation of the town’s first Public Level 2 EV Charging Station at the Rowley Town Library (behind Rowley Town Hall).

The installation was funded by a Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) Public Access Charging (PAC) grant through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).

Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant would like to thank the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection along with the Board of Library Trustees, Library Director Pam Jacobson, Town Administrator Debbie Eagan and her staff, Rowley Highway Department, as well as the Rowley Selectman for their help in making this happen.

Sept
2022

RMLP Receives Another Mutual Aid Commendation


link to Mutual Aid Award PDF

APPA, the American Public Power Association’s Mutual Aid Committee awarded Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant with its latest Mutual Aid Commendation in September. This award is a national one, established in 2018 to recognize exemplary public power utilities that have answered the call for assistance and aided other communities in restoring power to their electric utility customers, as well as their own.

Apr
2022

RMLP Observes National Lineman Appreciation Day


National Lineman Appreciation Day 2022 graphic

Monday, April 18th was Lineman Appreciation Day. Our Management, Light Board, and Staff expressed our appreciation for the 24/7, in-all-weather service of RMLP's Linemen. We're proud of them. The 113th Congress passed a bill designating April 18th as National Lineman Appreciation Day in 2013 (after 2012's Hurricane Sandy).

Mar
2022

RMLP Earns Reliability Award


Reliability Award

(March 30, 2022) The American Public Power Association has once again recognized RMLP for Above Average Reliability, a key component in ratepayer satisfaction.

Thank you for being our customer!

Oct
2021

RMLP Observed National Drive Electric Week: Sept. 25th-Oct. 3rd


RMLP NDEW Event logo

(October 4, 2021) RMLP threw a spotlight on Carbon Reduction and Massachusetts’ Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction during National Drive Electric Week from Sept. 25th-Oct. 3rd.

National Drive Electric Week is an annual countrywide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, and more. Customers could go to Drive Electric Events nearby—an opportunity to participate in an in-person or online event to learn from happy EV owners.

June
2021

Fun & Learning at Rowley Senior Center Annual Event


RMLP Senior Center Event photo

(June 22nd, 2021) Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant hosted its annual Educational Safety and Conservation Program at the Rowley Senior Center—this year under their new tent and tables! Everyone enjoyed the day, and even learned a few new things.

June
2021

RMLP Encouraged Giving to the MA Good Neighbor Energy Fund during COVID-19 Winter


MA Good Neighbor Energy Fund logo

(June 14, 2021) Rowley Municipal Light Plant was a sponsor of the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund during the Covid-19 emergency and Winter of 2020/2021. We appealed to local residential and business customers on our website, on social media and via mail inserts to help by making donations to the Fund’s 2021 “Give the Gift of Warmth” campaign. The increase in applications for economic assistance brought on by the impact of the pandemic made this appeal necessary.

Read more about the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund.

Mar
2021

RMLP Receives Reliability Excellence Award

(March 30, 2021) The American Public Power Association has recognized RMLP for Above Average Reliability, a key component in ratepayer satisfaction. Thank you for being our customer!

APPA Mutual Aid Commendation Certificate image
Nov
2020

Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant Joins in Historic Purchase of Clean, Green Massachusetts-made Hydropower

(November 13, 2020) RMLP has joined 20 public power utilities from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the largest municipal electric department purchase of "green power" in New England history, a contract for hydropower generated in Western Massachusetts that will lower RMLP's customers' bills and greenhouse-gas emissions. Read more here.

Photo of Officials in front of the Hydroelectric Power Generation Facility in Turner's Falls, MA
Energy New England CEO JOHN G. TZIMORANGAS (left) and FirstLight Power CEO ALICIA BARTON (right) at FirstLight's hydroelectric power generation facility in Turners Falls, Massachusetts.
Oct
2020

Public Power Week 2020

(October 4-10, 2020) Every year, Public Power Week celebrates the many benefits of Public Power to local cities and towns like Rowley. This year, a video was produced that explains Public Power History, as well as its many many advantages and benefits. Check it out.

Sept
2020

Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant Septic & Water Replacement Dig

(September 21, 2020) Starting on September 21st, RMLP had a contractor replacing our septic system & water service at our offices. The project was scheduled 9/21- 9/26. Our building remained open by appointment only, and website and phone customer contact was unaffected.

Photo of RMLP Septic & Water Replacement Project
Sept
2020

RMLP Receives a Mutual Aid Commendation

(September 17, 2020) We recently were awarded a commendation citation from the American Public Power Association for providing mutual aid and assistance to Norwich Public Utilities. See our certificate.

APPA Mutual Aid Commendation Certificate image
Aug
2020

DESPITE THE PANDEMIC, RMLP HELD OUR ANNUAL PROGRAM FOR SENIORS

(August 21, 2020) Rowley Municipal Lighting Plant hosted its annual Educational Safety and Conservation Program at the Rowley Senior Center—this year with masks and distancing. Although different from years past due to Covid-19, everyone enjoyed the sun, learned a lot and had a great time!

Group Photo of Seniors at RMLP's Annual Presentation
Socially-distanced participants from the Rowley Senior Center
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