Marblehead Municipal Light Department "Owned by the People We Serve!"
The mission of Marblehead Municipal Light Department (MMLD) is to provide reliable power as we work towards a goal of a carbon free portfolio, while maintaining competitive rates in a safe working environment for MMLD employees and its customers.
Since 1894 when town voted to authorize the formation of its own municipal light department, MMLD has been providing modern electric power to the citizens and businesses of Marblehead. Many upgrades have been instituted over the years, including the latest Smart Meter technology, downtown underground utilities, substation construction and much more. Read more here.
MMLD's Light Commission, our governing body, holds regularly scheduled meetings in the Conference Room at Commercial St. Dates and times of the meetings are posted on our website.
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Joe Kowalik leads the Light Department’s Management Group in our mission to provide reliable, cost-effective electric service for the customers of MMLD, while providing a safe work environment for our employees.
Bill helps oversee the daily operations of the Light Department. Bill's other duties include management of all the electrical operational functions including installation, maintenance, construction and extensions of lines for our electrical distribution system.
Our Manager of Finance is responsible for all monitoring, preparation and reporting of the financial functions of the Light Department, as well as the operation and maintenance of MMLD's customer information system.
Colin is our Manager of Technical Operations. He helps support the day-to-day operations within the Light Department, which can include substation operations, metering, and distribution engineering.
Marblehead Municipal Light Department is governed by a Light Commission whose members are elected by the town's citizens. They are sworn to uphold and always operate in the town's and its citizens' best interests.
Michael A. Hull, Chairman
Walter E. Homan, Commissioner
Karl A. Johnson, Commissioner
Lisa Wolf, Commissioner
Simon Frechette, Commissioner
Cheryl is responsible for daily office communications, administration and Operations Dept accounting. She also provides support to the General Manager and Finance Department.
Didi oversees the daily operations of MMLD's Meter Department. She also maintains the Light Department's AMI system, our integrated network of smart meters.
Megan fields and responds to our customer service inquiries, energy services and keeps our website up-to-date.
Nate monitors the daily operations of MMLD's Meter Department, and maintains the Light Department's AMI system, our integrated network of smart meters.
Check out our FAQs Page...or give us a call during Business Hours at (781) 631-5600.
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In Emergencies, please call (781) 631-0240. Call 911 if your report involves safety or imminent threat to the public.
If you would like to make a Tax-deductible Donation to this program to help your neighbors in need, please send a check made payable to NSCAP-Marblehead-NHN to:
North Shore Community Action Programs
Attn: Community Outreach (COR)
119R Foster Street, Building 13
Peabody, MA 01960
You may also donate online. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
Need help paying your heating bills and keeping your home warm this winter? The Home Energy Assistance Program at North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc. helps income-eligible households pay their winter heating bills even if the cost of heat is included in your rent.
The Marblehead Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program is now taking applications from those in need for assistance on electric bills.
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the MMLD offices will be closed as of 12:30pm on Wednesday, 11/24. We will reopen Monday, 11/29 at 7:30am. Please call 781-631-0240 in case of any outages or emergencies.
Have a happy, healthy and safe time enjoying the holiday!
MMLD is now receiving electricity from Hydro-Quebec under a 5-year power agreement that last November. Read more details in this Salem News article.
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Verification of Small Business Energy Exemption Certificates are available on MassTaxConnect. Learn more here.
MMLD does NOT ask our customers to pay their bills by phone or email! Have questions about the legitimacy of any communication? Please call us. (781) 631-5600.
Check out the current Incentives, Rebates, Programs, Tax Incentives & Free Energy Audits we offer!
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MMLD is a participant in Phase II of the Brodie Mountain Wind Project at one of the windiest sites in the Commonwealth. Construction is complete. Learn more.
MMLD is proud to be your electric light utility. We are a municipally-owned electric company that has been totally independent from large regional electric companies since 1894. We're "consumer-owned" and the citizens of Marblehead are our stockholders. It's a win-win for our town's homes and businesses in many, many ways.
Over 120 years ago, citizens and businesspeople with vision struck a choice for independence. Like all great Yankees, our town went the independent route and chose to provide Marblehead with electricity through our own utility...instead of outsourcing this essential responsibility to a private entity that would be out of their control.
Marblehead Municipal Light Department is a "MUNI", one of only a few hundred in the entire country. And it has paid dividends to our customers in so many ways. Learn more about the advantages of having a "MUNI" serve your community.
In 2015 & 2017, MMLD was the recipient of the MMWEC Energy Efficiency Program Award for Best Website/Social Media! Read all about it.