One of Lowell Light & Power’s goals is to keep our power lines free of hazards that may cause potential power loss for our customers, and that includes trimming trees. Our Board of Directors recently adopted a policy for tree trimming on private property, and for the safety of our line crew and our customers, this waiver must be signed before any tree trimming maintenance can begin on the property. If you would like more information on this policy, please click here. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please call our office. You will find a printable version of the tree trimming waiver below.
On Monday April 30th, Lowell Light & Power received the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Diamond Award for providing reliable and safe electric service. This prestigious award was received at the American Public Power Association’s Engineering and Operations Technical Conference during the Lineworker’s Rodeo in Raleigh, NC. LL&P was one of 118 public power utilities to receive this award. Pictured from Lowell Light & Power are General Manager Steven Donkersloot, Board Chairman Perry Beachum, and RP3 Panel Member Tom Russo along with Neil James, Chair of the RP3 Review Panel, and Mike Hyland, Senior Vice President of Engineering Services at APPA.
A portion of the Lowell Light & Power staff traveled to Wake Forest, NC this past weekend for the annual Public Power Lineworkers Rodeo. The LL&P team consisted of Mark Droog, Zac Walker & Steve Shade along with Lineman Apprentice Rich Mutschler. They competed in different events with numerous lineworkers from across the country. Here are a few photos capturing the fun throughout the weekend!
At our monthly board meeting on February 8th, the Lowell Light & Power Board of Directors approved an easement from Consumers Energy for a natural gas regulator station. This was brought to the City Council and approved on February 20th at City Hall. Activity will begin next month at the south end of our building located on Riverside Drive.
Lowell Light & Power is excited to announce our new recycling program! We’ll take your old appliances and give you a rebate in return. Listed below are the accepted appliances, along with the requirements needed for the rebate.
*All Appliances must be in working condition to receive the rebate.
Refrigerators: 10ft-30ft Rebate: $50
Freezers: 10-30ft Rebate: $50
Air Conditioners: Rebate: $15
Dehumidifiers: Rebate: $15
Pickup for appliances will occur the third Tuesday of every month. You must call ahead to schedule a time. Contact Sharon Morris at email@example.com or at 616.421.2514.
*Must be a Lowell Light & Power customer to participate.
*Customers limited to two large and two small appliances per year.
Lowell Light & Power Recognized for Reliable Service to the Community
Lowell Light & Power has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2016. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (www.PublicPower.org), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.
The Association helps members track outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.
“This recognition helps demonstrate public power’s commitment to reliable electric service,” said the Association’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Services, Michael Hyland.
Public power has a strong track record of reliability, said Hyland. Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the time, compared to other types of utilities.
“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers,” said Steve Donkersloot, General Manager at Lowell Light & Power.
The average LL&P customer was out of power for just 65 minutes last year whereas the average American was out of power for more than twice as long — 132 minutes to be exact. This translates into LL&P being available 99.99% of the time! In addition, when there was a power outage, LL&P’s power was restored in an average of 62 minutes compared to the 179 minute 2015 national average (most current EIA data available)!
Tobias Sellier, American Public Power Association MediaRelations@PublicPower.org
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