Massachusetts local press

Note: articles in italics document that muni rates are lower; articles in bold are particularly informative

CommonWealth (7/1/24): Municipal light plants want a piece of offshore wind, too

The Swellesley report (2/23/24): The Municipal Light Plant: A Wellesley success story

The Shoestring (10/4/23): The Wired, Wired West: The Collapse Of Public Internet In Easthampton And The Struggle To Connect Massachusetts’ Overlooked Communities

Amherst Bulletin (2/1/23): Commentary - John Kinchla: Municipal electric companies and energy costs

CommonWealth (10/19/22): State’s largest solar field opens in Ludlow; Power will be used by municipal light plants

Lunenburg Ledger (4/1/22): Outrageous! Unitil Billing and Behavior Creates Turmoil

Sentinel & Enterprise (2/26/21): Fitchburg Statehouse delegation files bill to allow cities to buy out electric companies

Salem News (2/11/21): North Shore utilities partner again, this time on solar power

Telegram & Gazette (11/9/20): SELCO to benefit from clean energy deal with Hydro-Quebec

Berkshire Eagle (11/29/19): Berkshire Wind project adds two turbines

Worcester Business Journal (7/17/19): Study: Municipal electric utilities greener, have lower costs (click here for the full study)

Lowell Sun (7/1/19): Green energy program praised

Sentinel & Enterprise (6/2/19): Power to the people: [Ashburnham] Municipal Light Plant cuts ribbon on energy storage project

Worcester Telegram (5/13/19): State launches solar rebate program for customers of municipal light plants like Shrewsbury’s

The Falmouth Enterprise (4/18/19): Municipal Fiber-Optic Networks Grow In Number Across US

Worcester Telegram (4/19/19): Sterling Light storage units mark milestone

MetroWest Daily News (3/18/19): Oldham: The need to clean up municipal light plants

Ipswich Chronicle (3/10/19): Ipswich plan promotes local power

Wicked Local North of Boston (2/24/19): Opinion — Climate Action column: Does a trade association really run local electric departments?

Mass Live (2/16/19): Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co. marks 50 years of service (Outlook 2019 Viewpoint)

Mass Climate Action Network (MCAN) January 2019 Report: Municipal Light Plants Need Improvement to Meet Climate Goals

Worcester Telegram (1/21/19): Wind farm expansion to power local homes

Shrewsbury Post (8/3/18): Over 40% of Shrewsbury energy comes from renewable sources thanks to the addition of new Solar Plant

Wicked Local Reading (3/30/18): RMLD’s $2.7 million payment [in lieu of taxes, or PILOT] appears to be the largest such payment by any municipal electric utility in Massachusetts

Belmont Citizen-Herald (3/23/18): COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: New power supply policy: truly a big deal

Worcester Telegram (12/23/17): Turbines blow hot, cold on financial benefits for local towns

Mass Clean Energy Center (12/7/17): Baker-Polito Administration Awards $20 Million for Energy Storage Projects (MAMEC note: the Ashburnham, Braintree, North Reading, Norwood, Taunton, Wakefield and West Boylston munis received awards)

digboston (12/5/17): Eversource screws Mass consumers

Wellesley Townsman (9/12/17): Wellesley no longer at odds over Clean Energy Standard regulations

Sentinel & Enterprise (9/6/17): Job 1? Making sure the lights stay on

Littleton Independent (9/5/17): A look at Littleton and Boxborough’s electric relationship

Clean Energy Group/Clean Energy States Alliance (8/25/17): 9-minute video about the Sterling muni’s battery system

Worcester Telegram (7/28/17): Sterling residents eligible for electric car incentives

Sagewell press release (6/23/17): Sagewell Selected to Operate a Unique Electric Vehicle Peak Load Management Program for Municipal Utilities

Fox 25 TV (5/15/17): 25 Investigates: Who's really cashing in on your electric bill hike

The Republican (2/14/17): Ronald C. DeCurzio: Massachusetts municipal utilities doing their part to reach clean energy milestones

Wicked Local Belmont (12/27/16): Belmont Light completes transmission line transfer

Sentinel & Enterprise Guest Column (12/14/16): Cold reality 8 years after ice storm

Wicked Local Massachusetts newspapers (12/7/16): SPECIAL REPORT: Energy benefits of being local — Communities with municipal electric departments have more control of rates.

Worcester Telegram (10/14/16): Sterling project will offer clean energy storage

MAPC White Paper (July 2016): Municipal Light Plants In Massachusetts: Spotlight on Clean Energy Initiatives

Sun Chronicle (4/10/16): Energy for the job: New director of Mansfield electric department eyes challenges ahead

Sentinel & Enterprise letter (1/22/16): A tale of two $190-plus electric bills

Worcester Telegram (12/22/15): Holden electricity rates to go down as Seabrook debt is paid off

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/13/15): Seven years after ice storm, Unitil court fight rages on

Mansfield News & Enterprise (11/19/15): Mansfield Electric Dept. director ready to retire

Vineyard Gazette (10/10/15): Plan to Bury Power Lines at Aquinnah Circle Within Reach

Sentinel & Enterprise (10/5/15): Money mars progress of 'Muni Choice Bill'

Worcester Telegram (4/6/15): Local utility CEOs enjoy big pay increases

NHBR (3/23/15): Unitil execs get big compensation hikes

ABC 40 (3/2/15): Municipal Electric Companies Charge Significantly Lower Rates

Mass Live (2/26/15): Holyokers tied to municipal utility, whose rates are lower, despite mailing from Connecticut company: James Lavelle

Mass Live (1/14/15): Stephen Jendrysik: Chicopee Electric Light helped spark municipal utilities

Lowell Sun (12/21/14): Power costs yield little Yuletide cheer

Worcester Telegram (12/17/14): Can municipal electric utilities cut our electricity bills?

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/15/14): As cold sets in, electric bills heat up

ABC 40 (11/21/14): Municipal Electric Customers Will Not See Spike in Rates

MetroWest Daily News (11/18/14): Mehr: Re: ‘NSTAR responds to rate complaints’

Worcester Telegram (10/12/14): Muni electric cos. beat National Grid on price

WBZ 1030 (8/14/14): NightSide – State Representative Jay Kaufman On Municipal Utilities

Worcester Business Journal (3/3/14): Unitil works to make amends; dark memories still linger

Worcester Telegram (2/5/14): Municipal power cos. to buy Maine wind power

Marblehead Reporter (1/13/14): Wind power from Maine coming to Marblehead

The Republican (12/22/13): Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Co. signs power deal with First Wind

Worcester Business Journal (12/16/13): Agreement Will Bring Low-Cost Wind To Central Mass.

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/12/13): Forever frozen in our memories

The Landmark (12/12/13): Sterling voters urged to make their town meeting voices heard on gas service

The Recorder (Greenfield): Letter: WMECO’s bad move

Sentinel & Enterprise (10/14/13): Even with cut, Unitil users still paying more

Concord Journal (8/31/13): Concord Light Plant assistant director retires from second career

Norwood Transcript & Bulletin (7/29/13): Norwood Selectmen drop electric rates

Belmont Citizen-Herald (6/14/13): Belmont Light announces reduced rate hike

The Landmark (6/4/13): [Princeton] MLD appeals to governor about utility costs, turbine issues

Belmont Citizen-Herald (5/21/13): Belmont Light to build 115 kV single-loop transmission line

Patriot Ledger (4/30/13): Side by side: Rows of poles turning heads in Marshfield

The Landmark (3/28/13): [Princeton] Electric bills may be less severe next month, with potential adjustment drop

Berkshire Eagle (3/11/13): Turbines at Brodie Mountain are generating more power than expected

The Landmark (3/7/13): Princeton’s electric rates, already among state’s highest, set to increase

MetroWest Daily News (2/17/13): Burying power lines not an easy call

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/24/13): DiNatale refiles bill to let cities, towns form own utilities

Berkshire Eagle (1/12/13): Chester wind turbine faces uphill battle

Middleboro Gazette (1/10/13): G&E boasts lowest electric rates in region, low natural gas rates

Lexington Patch (12/5/12): State Sen-Elect Mike Barrett Talks Legislative Priorities

MIT The Tech (12/4/12): The cause of MIT’s major power loss

Lowell Sun (11/8/12): Power to the People: local light companies say they can be more responsive to customers

MetroWest Daily News (11/3/12): Some still without power Friday in MetroWest

Weston Patch (11/2/12): Weston Police Say Experience with NSTAR Was 'Horrible'

Littleton Independent (11/2/12): Hurricane Sandy takes down power lines in Littleton

Concord Journal (11/1/12): CMLP expects to restore power for all customers in Concord by tonight

Wellesley Townsman (11/1/12): Sandy packs a punch in Wellesley

Bedford Minuteman (11/1/12): Bedford's town manager frustrated with NSTAR's communications

Lowell Sun (11/1/12): Light at the end of the tunnel for those still without power

Littleton muni (10/30/12): downed poles "before & after"

WBUR (10/30/12): Worcester City manager on National Grid's poor response & Shrewsbury muni spokesperson

WBUR (10/30/12): Weston Town Manager on NStar's lack of response

The Daily Free Press (10/22/12): NSTAR's monopoly in Boston electric services inescapable, advocacy groups say

WGBH (10/16/12): Discussion: Municipal Utilities

WGBH (10/15/12): Why Don't More Cities and Towns Own Their Electric Systems?

Worcester Telegram (9/14/12): 2 Princeton wind turbines blowing money

The Landmark (9/13/12): [Princeton Municipal Light Department] Electricity rate among the highest in state

Banker & Tradesman (8/6/12): Gutted House Bill Doesn’t Give Power To The People

Sentinel & Enterprise (7/4/12): Official: Conn. tax impacting Ashburnham

Sentinel & Enterprise (6/21/12): Wind-energy project boosts prices for Princeton Municipal Light Department

The Landmark (6/14/12): Refinancing, gearbox repair, will help [Princeton] Light Department financially

Sentinel & Enterprise (6/13/12): Happily, Unitil gives up title as state’s most expensive utility

Sentinel & Enterprise (6/4/12): Advocate: Distribution charges big factor in cost of utility bills

Sentinel & Enterprise (6/2/12): Unitil reduces residential rate

New England Center for Investigative Reporting (5/20/12): Utility Regulators: Watchdog or Lapdog? (also in Cape Cod Times, Eagle Tribune, Mass, South Coast Today, Worcester Telegram)

Sentinel & Enterprise (5/12/12): Conventional utility companies, ‘munis’ have different criteria in determining rates

SouthCoast Gazette (5/10/12): [Middleboro] G&E board, Grahanan ‘lawyer up’ for dispute over manager’s status

Fox 25 TV (5/8/12): Residents fight for municipal power in the dark

Mansfield Patch (4/19/12): Mansfield Electric’s Success May Hurt in the Long Run

Mansfield Patch (4/17/12): Mansfield Light Commissioners Roundup (4/16/12): Wing Power Slowly Making Headway in Berkshires

Boston Business Journal (4/10/12): Nstar CEO Thomas May earned $9.2M in 2011

Worcester Telegram (4/2/12): Public power depts. balk

Sentinel & Enterprise (3/25/12): Unitil shows how each dollar is spent

Sentinel & Enterprise (3/25/12): Unitil has the most expensive utility rates in the Bay State

Beacon Hill Patch (3/16/12): Fire cause: 'Catastrophic failure' of cable

WCVB TV Channel 5 (3/15/12): Mayor Demands Answers As Parts Of City Still Dark

Martha's Vineyard Times (3/7/12): Tisbury's West Chop view enhanced, minus poles and wires

BusinessWest (2/28/12): MMWEC, Utilities Receive Energy-efficient Grant

Sun Chronicle (2/26/12): State must fix utilities

Newburyport Daily News (2/21/12): Utility companies shun their responsibilities to customers

New England Center for Investigative Reporting (2/19/12): Power Outages: Who Pays the Bill? (also in Berkshire Eagle, Eagle Tribune, Lowell Sun, Mass, South Coast Today, Sun Chronicle, WCVB TV Channel 5)

Mass (2/18/12): Western Massachusetts electric customers benefited from having local workings following storms, municipal utilities say

Lowell Sun (2/14/12): Senate wants strict rules for utilities during power outages

Belmont Patch (2/9/12): Unanimous: Town Meeting Says Yes to Substation

Mass (2/9/12): Westfield Gas and Electric Department customers can expect to see lower bills

Reading Advocate (2/6/12): Reading Municipal Light Department receives $50K energy grant

Braintree Patch (1/29/12): BELD opens this year's energy fund to help customers who need assistance

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/25/12): Municipal-utility bill on move

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/24/12): Municipal-utility bill gains power

Nashoba Publishing (1/6/12): Eldridge hosts hearing on National Grid's storm response

The Herald News (1/5/12 & 12/31/11): Letter: New municipal utilities benefit consumers, towns, unions alike & Guest Opinion: Utility municipalization is a knee-jerk reaction

Enterprise News (12/15/11): Middleboro Gas & Electric board passes budget

Nashoba Publishing (12/13/11): Townsend man among group protesting Unitil rate hike, service

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/11/11): Protesters push muni-choice bill outside Unitil offices

Foxboro Reporter (11/10/11, 11/17/11 & 12/1/11): A GLANCE BACK: When utilities were local...

Mass (11/30/11): Western Massachusetts Electric Co. rates expected to rise $5 per month for average customer

Foxborough Patch (11/29/11): Sign a Petition to Support Municipal Power in Foxborough

Foxborough Cable Access (11/28/11): Support Municipal Power - Sign Our Petition

State House News Service (11/22/11): Patrick: "I love the idea" of municipal lighting facilities

WTKK 96.9 FM Jim & Margery show (11/22/11): Ask the Governor

Mass (11/22/11): Power lines: to bury or not to bury -- that's the question

Worcester Business Journal (11/21/11): Behind The Sound Bite: Burying Power Lines

Sun Chronicle (11/21/11): Give town utilities money they deserve

Nashoba Publishing (11/18/11): GELD gets high marks for storm response

Patriot Ledger (11/18/11): OUR OPINION: State should make it easier to form municipal utility

MetroWest Daily News (11/17/11): Residents shine light on NStar over power failures

Framingham Patch (11/17/11): Customers Testified: NSTAR's Communication, Infrastructure Failed

Community Advocate (11/17/11): GOP representatives hold 'Jobs Tour' in Westborough

Dover-Sherborn Press (11/16/11): Sherborn Selectmen [...] rip NSTAR

Marshfield Mariner (11/16/11): NSTAR representative faces questions

Patriot Ledger (11/15/11): Pembroke selectmen consider regional power plan

Waltham News Tribune (11/15/11): Senator steamed over utilities' response to storm

Wayland Patch (11/14/11): After the Storm: How Towns are Looking into Faster Response - Including Power Co. Changes

WFCR and WNNZ (11/11/11): Secretary Richard Sullivan speaks about the Westfield muni's response to storms

Natick Bulletin & Tab (11/11/11): Town supports municipal electric company legislation

Sun Chronicle (11/11/11): Municipal utilities feeling burned

Patriot Ledger/Mass. Market (11/8/11): Boulder's analysis of starting a municipal utility could be instructive for Massachusetts

Lowell Sun (11/8/11): Perfect storm brings support for 'muni' choice

New England Cable News (11/7/11): BroadSide with Jim Braude: Power failure

Banker & Tradesman (11/7/11): Digging For Truth On Why We Can't Bury Power Lines

Acton Patch (11/7/11): Q&A with Acton's Town Manager: NSTAR's priorities differ from Acton's

Milford Daily News (11/6/11): McCauley: Seeing the light, feeling the heat

MetroWest Daily News (11/6/11): Editorial: Stopping the next outage

Cape Cod Times (11/5/11): Empowering concept

Salem News (11/5/11): In their own words: Candidates for Electric Light Commission in Peabody

Mass (11/5/11): Shedding light

WBUR (11/4/11): Why Local Power Utilities Often Outperform Regional Ones

New England Cable News (11/3/11): More power to the people?

Sentinel & Enterprise (11/3/11): Thank the people for improved Unitil

Newburyport Daily News (11/2/11): Power companies failed to deliver - yet again

MetroWest Daily News (11/2/11): Legislator says Framingham's power system needs change

Shrewsbury Chronicle (11/1/11): Shrewsbury rebounds quickly from storm

Worcester Telegram (11/1/11): Utilities chip away at outages

Fox 25 TV (11/1/11): Town sees advantages in managing their own power

Wellesley Patch (10/31/11): MLP Restores Power to Wellesley in Under 24 Hours

Cape Cod Times (10/30/11): Creating Cape electric company sparks interest

Worcester Telegram (10/30/11): Trees down, power out

Sun Chronicle (10/29/11): Mansfield Municipal Electric Department helps needy residents

WCVB TV Channel 5 (10/25/11): Power Play: Execs, Lobbyists Try To Block Competition

WGBH TV Channel 2 Greater Boston (10/24/11): Municipal power struggle

New England Center for Investigative Reporting (10/23/11): Power Play: Utility Companies Pull The Plug On Competition (also in Berkshire Eagle, Eagle Tribune, Lowell Sun, Sun Chronicle, South Coast Today, WCVB TV Channel 5, Worcester Telegram)

Worcester Telegram (10/23/11): Municipal power companies know their communities

Sun Chronicle (10/23/11): Starting a utility easier said than done

Salem Gazette (10/21/11): Supporters and opponents join Driscoll in Hull wind turbine visit

Worcester Telegram (10/6/11): Old farms, bright future

Worcester Business Journal (9/26/11): Power to the communities?

Sentinel & Enterprise (9/25/11): Town-owned entities have better rates and service, report says (also in Lowell Sun 9/26/11)

MetroWest Daily News (9/18/11): Legislation could help start more municipal utility companies

Sun Chronicle (9/16/11): Norton eyeing power play

WBZ 1030 (9/13/11): Municipal Utility Choice on NightSide with Dan Rea

Sun Chronicle (9/13/11): Wrentham considering a power play

Patriot Ledger (9/13/11): COMMENTARY: It's time to give communities right to have own power company

Sun Chronicle (9/9/11): More power to the people

Taunton Daily Gazette (9/9/11): Easton officials blast National Grid response

Enterprise News (9/8/11): Switching to a municipal electric utility is not that easy

Sun Chronicle (9/5/11): The time may be right for public utilities bill

The Herald News (9/4/11): Customers of local utilities pleased with response following storm

Enterprise News (9/4/11): Despite inability to change providers, Clarkson pushes forward to change the system

WGBH (9/3/11): Bob Seay interviews the General Manager of the North Attleborough Electric Department post-Irene

Plymouth Daily News (9/3/11): Op-ed: Why YOU should be able to replace NSTAR and National Grid with a Muni

MetroWest daily News (9/3/11): Companies say power should return tomorrow

Sun Chronicle (9/3/11): SE Mass. challenge for crews

The Herald News (9/2/11): Local utilities overpower Irene

Sun Chronicle (9/2/11): Some lights could stay out until Sunday

Salem News (9/2/11): Report critical of light plant spending

New England Cable News (9/1/11): Blacked out and fed up

WBZ-TV (9/1/11): How Smaller Utility Kept The Lights On After Irene

Mansfield News (9/1/11): Mansfield weathers Irene: Power restored quickly here

Acton Patch (9/1/11): Acton Town Manager: "NSTAR was the Barrier Holding us Back from Taking Better Action"

Enterprise News (9/1/11): Bridgewater eyes dropping National Grid for another utility

Patriot Ledger/Mass. Market (8/31/11): Municipal electric departments outperformed NStar and National Grid in race to restore power

North Attleborough Free Press (8/30/11): Power outages in North weren't nearly as severe as in nearby towns, but Hurricane Irene still caused a lot of damage

The Herald News (8/29/11): After the storm, towns steamed at utilities' slow response

Sentinel & Enterprise (8/12/11): AG won't appeal Unitil rate increase

Worcester Telegram (8/4/11): Utility rate hike draws criticism from Fitchburg mayor

Sentinel & Enterprise (7/28/11): Officials say Unitil 'neutral' on current muni-choice bill

The Republican (7/27/11): Western Massachusetts residents assessing damages from 'microbursts'

Sentinel & Enterprise (6/10/11): State lawmakers, Fitchburg mayor make case for 'muni' bill at Statehouse

Salem News (6/10/11): Lawsuits, spending put PMLP in a bad light

State House News Service (6/8/11): Competition, high energy costs at root of muni-electric bill

Sentinel & Enterprise (5/22/11): Muni-choice bill would make it easier for cities, towns to start utility

Sentinel & Enterprise (5/17/11): DiNatale: Utilities a 'monopoly'

Taunton Daily Gazette (5/15/11): Middleboro Gas & Electric general manager highest-paid public utility manager in Massachusetts

Peabody Patch (5/10/11): PMLP officials on hand for Berkshire Wind project dedication

Salem News (4/9/11): Light plant workers top salary list

Wilmington Advocate (3/28/11): Wilmington green energy contracts signed

NHBR (3/2/11): Unitil seeks 50% increase in shares

Boston Business Journal (2/28/11): Unitil chief's compensation was $1.38M in 2010

The Republican (2/1/11): Western Massachusetts utilities ready for power failures in anticipation of wintry mix

Concord Journal (1/31/11): Concord puts together a renewable energy strategy

Live-PR (1/25/11): Groton Electric deploying Sequentric smart grid technology

MetroWest Daily News (1/21/11): Letter: Get answers from NStar

Worcester Telegram (1/18/11): Power companies preparing for worst

BusinessWest (1/18/11): Triumph over turbulence: Berkshire Wind is finally ready to make a powerful statement

Braintree Patch (1/9/11): Braintree Electric Department prepares for winter storms

Worcester Telegram (1/9/11): Unitil works beyond its PR

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/13/10): United against Unitil

Worcester Telegram (12/13/10): Unitil protesters argue for 'muni bill'

The Republican (12/6/10): Berkshire Wind project nearly complete

Marblehead Patch (10/5/10): Smart meters coming to Marblehead by Spring

PRWeb (10/5/10): Save energy, save money

Berkshire Eagle (8/31/10): Letter: WMECO's high rates hurt county

New England Cable News (8/9/10): Super computing complex planned in Holyoke, Mass.

Community Advocate (8/6/10): Shrewsbury pilots energy efficiency program

Sentinel & Enterprise (8/3/10): Supporters of utility bill vow to try again in 2011

Taunton Daily Gazette (8/2/10): Man soaks up sun and savings

Daily Hampshire Gazette (7/31/10): Shifting power on wind

CommonWealth (7/27/10): 41 munis, but no new ones since the 1920s

Belmont Patch (7/25/10): Balance between trimming and butchering trees

Belmont Citizen Herald (7/16/10): Blackouts, surges fixed by Belmont Light Dept. but system running at capacity

Marblehead Patch (7/12/10): Tempers flare over smart meters

Milford Daily News (5/23/10): Where does your power come from?

Berkshire Eagle (5/21/10): Lanesborough: Wind project pushes on

Sentinel & Enterprise (4/27/10): Legislators encouraged by 'muni-electric' bill

Sentinel & Enterprise (4/22/10): House to consider 'muni' bills

Danvers Herald (4/1/10): Danvers Electric to offer energy saving pilot program

Cape Cod Times (3/30/10) letter: Want NStar to listen more? We must end its monopoly

Hingham Journal (3/30/10): Celebrating 30 years of Hingham energy activism

Worcester Business Journal (3/29/10): The advantage of municipal utilities

WFCR and WNNZ (3/19/10): Proposal to establish more municipal utilities in Massachusetts

Sentinel & Enterprise (3/19/10): Unitil petition delivered

Eagle Tribune (3/19/10): Finegold: Electricity choice bill 'incredibly complicated'

Lowell Sun (3/19/10): Electric-utility activists want municipal companies

Worcester Telegram (3/18/10): Politicians back municipal power

State House News Service (3/18/10): Finegold: Electricity choice bill "incredibly complicated"

WCVB TV Channel 5 (3/15/10): Some cities, towns say 'enough' to big utilities

Sentinel & Enterprise (3/13/10): Patrick pushes muni bill

Winchester Star (3/6/10): The fight against double poles leads to 'muni' examination

NHBR (3/4/10): Unitil execs' salaries reported

WBZ 1030 (2/16/10): Governor Deval Patrick on NightSide with Dan Rae

Sentinel & Enterprise (2/6/10): Report analyzes utilities

SouthCoast Gazette (2/4/10): Middleboro G&E experiment offers lessons on solar power

WGBH (1/29/10): 1,500 signatures request legislative action (the 2-minute audio file does not work with Firefox as a browser)

Fitchburg Pride (1/29/10): Bill encourages choice, exploration

Worcester Telegram (1/26/10): Petition backs local utilities

State House News Service (1/25/10): Frustrated Unitil customers press Beacon Hill

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/22/10): Lunenburg woman urges residents to sign petition

Wakefield Observer (1/22/10): Wakefield residents can volunteer for electricity-saving program

Braintree Forum (1/12/10): Braintree Electric Light Department launches new energy management program

The Republican (12/30/09): Utility to cut rates for power

Concord Journal (12/28/09): Concord light plant offers solar rebates

Mansfield News (12/24/09): MMED lowest-cost provider in region

Sun Chronicle (12/22/09): Mansfield electric rates below average

Worcester Telegram (12/18/09): Municipal utilities charge lower rates

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/13/09): Communities seek different power source

Worcester Telegram (12/13/09): Wind for sale - Princeton starts turbines spinning

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/13/09): Residents stage Unitil protest

Lowell Sun (12/11/09): One year ago today, ice storm of '08 left 1.4 million in New England powerless

Worcester Telegram (12/6/09): Ice storm memories leave bad taste for many

Worcester Telegram (12/5/09): Lunenburg - Legislation to be filed for town light plant

Littleton Independent (12/3/09): Littleton utility charges customers lowest in state

Sentinel & Enterprise (12/3/09): Residents stay late to vote again

Worcester Business Journal (11/23/09): Unitil customers mull their options

Patriot Ledger (11/19/09) letter: Utilities laws must change

Middleboro Gazette (11/12/09): G&E installs solar panels as 'green' effort and educational demonstration

Salem News (11/2/09): More green power won't mean more green for payers

Salem News (11/2/09): One wind project stalled, while another up to speed

Danvers Herald (10/29/09): Danvers receives $8.4 M federal grant

Marblehead Reporter (10/28/09): Smart grid a 'go': Marblehead wins $1.4 million federal grant

New England Cable News (10/27/09): "Smart grid" projects being funded in New England

Grounded Power (10/22/09 press release): Massachusetts municipal electric companies tap local company for 300-home energy efficiency pilot

Mass (10/17/09): Biomass proponents in Western Mass. look to McNeil Generating Station in Vermont to see how a successful plant can operate

Marblehead Reporter (10/14/09): Get 'smart': Grant would bring big changes for Marblehead electric customers

Worcester Telegram (10/10/09): Wind power is poised to return

The Landmark (10/1/09): Fitch honored for ice-storm response

Lowell Sun (9/18/09): In wake of last year's ice storm and Unitil's response, lawmakers back bill making it easier for communities to set up electric companies

Sentinel & Enterprise (9/10/09): Lawmakers consider creation of municipal utility firms

Sentinel & Enterprise (9/3/09): Task force pushing for municipal utility bill

Enterprise News (8/27/09) Perspective: NSTAR must explain why outages occur

Needham Times (8/27/09) Perspective: NSTAR must explain why outages occur

Cape Cod Times (8/21/09) letter: NStar needs to act now to put wires underground

MetroWest Daily News (7/16/09): Hudson residents see reduction in electric bills

Patriot Ledger (7/7/09): Braintree's new power plant will generate income as well as electricity

Daily News Transcript (7/2/09): Norwood electric rates to increase 7.5 percent

The Republican (7/2/09): Utility unveils solar project

Worcester Telegram (6/17/09): Grants go green

Salem News (6/17/09): Middleton eyes a power plant near Candlelite

Braintree Forum (5/21/09): Voluntary renewable energy program in place in Braintree

Concord Journal (4/29/09): Voters approve of Smart Grid

The Republican (3/20/09): Westover power pact announced

ABC 40 TV (3/13/09): Wind energy makes an attempt in Chester

Townsend Times (2/20/09): 'Munis best option' for electricity

Sentinel & Enterprise (2/20/09): Lexington municipal-utility movement finds kindred spirit in Townsend

Sentinel & Enterprise (2/13/09): Lunenburg to form task force to explore utility options

Worcester Telegram (2/6/09): National Grid details response to ice storm

Sun Chronicle (North Attleboro) (2/5/09): Will sun power North electricity?

North Attleboro Free Press (1/27/09): Electric rates are among the lowest

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/14/09): Petition presented to remove NStar in Lunenburg

Worcester Telegram (1/14/09): Board told a 'muni' would be a better deal

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/11/09): Debating how to replace Unitil

Worcester Telegram (1/11/09): Municipal utilities pondered after storm mess

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/7/09): Lunenburg selectmen back petition to oust Unitil

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/7/09): Resident says it's time to force Unitil to go

Sentinel & Enterprise (1/6/09): Unitil bosses get big bucks

Lowell Sun (1/2/09): Greater Lowell utilities see bills go unpaid as more customers struggle

Yarmouth Register (1/2/09) guest commentary: Is NStar plan deceptive?

Seacoast Online (1/2/09): Will the town trash Unitil?

Lowell Sun (12/28/08): Groton, Littleton utilities seek savings with plant deal

Worcester Telegram (12/23/08): Power out again

Hingham Journal (12/22/08): Light plant crews kept busy

Worcester Telegram (12/18/08): Ice rain hell

Hudson Sun (12/18/08): State OKs new power plant for utility consortium

Worcester Telegram (12/17/08): For many, rebound from storm is a long and tiring process

Worcester Telegram (10/16/08): Wind turbine work gathers more steam

The Republican (10/13/08): Chicopee utility woos Callaway

Provincetown Banner (10/2/08): Town signs on to energy bill

Marblehead Reporter (9/15/08): State officials praise municipal utilities’ Berkshire Wind Project

Berkshire Eagle (9/12/08): Wind project sailing along

Shrewsbury Chronicle (8/28/08): Electric rates to increase 10 percent

Nashoba Publishing (7/25/08): Evergreen Solar wins state solar panel contract

Worcester Telegram (7/10/08): A bright idea

Patriot Ledger (7/8/08): Light plant workers among top municipal wage earners

Daily News Transcript (Norwood) (6/24/08): TM backs NStar power pact

Berkshire Eagle (6/13/08): Berkshire Wind gets new owner

Worcester Telegram (6/13/08): Utility takes over windpower plan

Worcester Telegram (4/27/08): Energy plan gearing for green

Cape Cod Times (3/26/08) letter: NStar rates exceed municipal utilities'

Daily Item (3/17/08): Peabody joins wind power cooperative

Wellesley Townsman (3/13/08): Saving green by going greener

Salem News (3/10/08): Peabody signs on for wind power

Lincoln Journal (1/22/08): Study: Schools could save big with "munis"

MetroWest Daily News (1/20/08): High cost for school power

Concord Journal (4/12/07): Light isn't dimming at Concord's plant

Hudson Sun (1/31/07): Group pushes utility to provide 'green' option

Cambridge Chronicle (7/27/06): Outages spark outrage

Patriot Ledger (7/8/06): Power pay: Light plant workers rake in the dough; Utility workers make far more than other officials, but no one seems to mind

Sun Chronicle (North Attleboro) (6/22/06): North Attleboro to get break on power

Daily News Transcript (Norwood) (6/14/06): Electric rates on the rise

Wakefield Observer (6/8/06): Gas & Light rates to increase

Concord Journal (5/25/06): Light plant working to keep rates low beyond 2009 contract

Standard Times (4/19/06): Letters on high electric rates

Standard Times (4/16/06): Surging bills spark outrage

Boston Business Journal (4/3/06): NStar's May racked up $12M in 2005

Concord Journal (3/30/06): Annual hearing held about town's enterprise funds (Concord vs. NStar electricity rates)

Sun Chronicle (3/13/06): Break for North Attleboro customers

Cambridge Chronicle (2/9/06): Letter: Muni electric deserves unbiased analysis

Cambridge Chronicle (2/2/06): Re-volting cost sparks debate

Stoneham Sun (1/11/06): Energy push gets industry opposition

Cambridge Chronicle (11/10/05) Letter: 'Muni' could save residents money

Cambridge Chronicle (11/10/05) Letter: Municipal utility comes at a cost

Weston Town Crier (11/10/05) Letter: Concerns over electrical increases

Littleton Independent (11/10/05) Despite rate increase, Light Department rates remain low

Newton TAB (11/9/05) Environmental show on MUNIs

Cambridge Chronicle (11/3/05) Letter: Municipal utility would save $$$

Cambridge Chronicle (10/27/05) Letter: Municipal power a money-saver

Cambridge Chronicle (10/27/05) Letter: Reading in the dark

Lowell Sun (10/23/05): Littleton takes on technology

Cambridge Chronicle (10/20/05): City may wield its power

Cambridge Chronicle (10/20/05) Editorial: Study the power company issue

Brattleboro Reformer (10/10/05): Publicly-owned power delivery gaining momentum

Concord Monitor (10/9/05): Municipal power gains currency

Cape Cod Times (10/9/05): Proposal would flip switch on public utilities

Mass (10/9/05): Consumer advocates want to flip the switch to public power delivery

Standard Times (10/9/05): Time to flip the switch?

Berkshire Eagle (10/9/05): Bill would encourage municipal utilities

Lowell Sun (10/9/05): Bill would encourage municipal utilities

WHDH TV Boston (10/8/05): Bill would make it easier for municipalities to control utilities

Newburyport Current (10/7/05): Push for muni-electric companies

Newton TAB (9/28/05): Push for more muni-electric co's

Old Colony Memorial (Plymouth) (9/28/05): Plymouth Power Co.?

The Transcript, editorial (9/27/05): Allow communities the 'muni' option

Lowell Sun (9/22/05): Bill would let towns form their own electric company

The Beacon (Acton) (9/22/05): Towns may soon be able to buy utility assets

Patriot Ledger (Quincy) (9/21/05): Bill could spur spread of local electric utilities

Daily News Tribune (Waltham) (9/21/05): Politicians differ over utility plan

State House News Service (9/20/05): Push for more muni-electric companies runs into industry opposition