We received the following press release from Lowell Light & Power.
Lowell Light & Power (LL&P) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 3-8, along with more than 2,000 other community-powered, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans.
“This year, we are focusing on educating the next generation of Lowell Light & Power customers on the benefits of public power,” said Lowell Light & Power General Manager Charlie West. “We are so proud to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable power to Lowell,” said West. “We hope that young people in our community and their families acknowledge this vital service and maybe even look to the utility as a good place to work down the road.”
“Since we operate right here in Lowell and serve our friends and neighbors, we care a great deal about things like customer service, helping folks save energy and money, and keeping the community safe,” said West. “We are proud of the work we do in these areas.”
Lowell Light & Power invites community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Week events. Activities include:
- Free popcorn and Energy Saving Kits (over $50 value!) for customers who stop in the office throughout the week (Mon-Fri, while supplies last)
- Enter to Win a $50 Bill Credit—customers can enter by stopping in the office during the week or by stopping at LL&P’s booth at the Lowell Harvest Celebration on Sat
- 1st -3rd Graders Drawing Contest – top entries displayed in the LL&P office lobby, first place receives a $50 Amazon Gift Card, second and third place each receive at $20 Amazon Gift Card
- 4th Graders Art Contest – drawings displayed in the LL&P office lobby and the winning student will receive a pizza party for his/her class and a $20 Amazon Gift Card
- Follow on Facebook and Instagram for a history of LL&P since its formation in 1896
- Tune into WZZM Channel 13 for an interview with General Manager Charlie West on Saturday, October 8th at 8am.
- To conclude Public Power Week, join LL&P at the Lowell Harvest Celebration on October 8th from 10am – 4pm for pumpkin decorating (pumpkins generously donated by Heidi’s Farmstand) and giveaways
Today Lowell Light & Power has 18 employees and two primary facilities; an office building at 127 N. Broadway and an Energy Center at 625 Chatham. The Energy Center houses the distribution and generation departments and is also the location of LL&P’s two natural gas fired combustion turbines. LL&P serves over 2,600 residential customers and over 450 commercial and industrial customers.