AMLP Receives Major Grant for Battery Storage Project
Dec. 8, 2017 — Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant’s General Manager, Kevin Sullivan, is proud to announce that the AMLP has been chosen to receive a substantial state grant as part of the Advancing Commonwealth Energy Storage (ACES) initiative. AMLP’s grant award of $600,000 will cover 24% of its proposed $2.5 million project; a two-megawatt battery storage system that will provide benefits to the town’s residents and businesses by:
- Reducing Ashburnham’s dependency on power from the grid
- Allowing for increased installation of additional renewables in the future
According to Sullivan, “AMLP is currently ranked sixth in the United States for solar installed per customer. We have had to implement a moratorium of any new solar installations due to over-saturation. This battery storage project will help alleviate that issue, allowing for the installation of new solar and other renewables in town and helps to align with the Commonwealth’s energy storage future.”
The ACES grant is a coordinated effort between the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) and the state’s Department of Energy Resources (DOER). It is a competitive grant process aimed at piloting innovative, broadly replicable energy storage projects with multiple value streams in order to advance commercialization and deployment of energy storage technologies in Massachusetts.
Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant is a long-standing member of the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC). Sullivan said, “MMWEC has provided immeasurable support for the AMLP and it is largely due to their support that this grant has been received. MMWEC applied for the grant on AMLP’s behalf.”
Our Linemen Heading to Virgin Islands!
Oct. 8, 2017 — 4 of AMLP's Linemen are heading to the Virgin Islands to help with power restoration efforts after 2 major hurricanes....read more here.
The Light Board of Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant is proud to announce the hiring of Kevin M. Sullivan as General Manager effective August 14, 2017.
Mr. Sullivan has over 20 years of experience in the utility industry, with expertise in Electric Utility Engineering and as a Manager of Operations. He comes to AMLP after serving over 3 years as the Assistant Superintendent of the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant. His previous experience also includes the roles of Project Manager/Consultant at Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Dept.; Engineering & Operations Manager at Reading Municipal Light Dept.; as well as many years at NSTAR Electric in Boston performing a wide variety of responsibilities....read more here.
(October 14, 2015) Sentinel & Enterprise Newspaper - "Sunny Outlook at Ashburnham Utility". ...read more.
(October 4, 2015) "Ashburnham Municipal Light Dept. Celebrates National Power Week - October 4-10". ...read more.
(September 2, 2014) Sentinel & Enterprise Newspaper - "Net Savings for Monty Tech Thanks to AMLP". ...read more.
(May 23, 2012) Sentinel & Enterprise Newspaper - "Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant launches website to centralize data" ...read it here.
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