The City of Lowell and Lowell Light and Power are accepting proposals for the purchase and development of the former Lineshack Building.

You may obtain the RFP here, or for information on the RFP process please call Lowell Light and Power at 616-897-8402 or Lowell City Hall at 616-897-8457.

Lowell Light & Power Recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider

Lowell, MI, March 23, 2021— Lowell Light and Power has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Lowell Light and Power joins more than 270 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

“I think over the last year or so, we’ve seen the vital importance of running a reliable and safe utility,” says Aaron Haderle, Chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel and Manager of Transmission and Distribution Operations at Kissimmee Utility Authority, Florida. “The utilities receiving the RP3 designation have proven that they are committed to running a top-notch public power utility by implementing industry best practices.”

“We couldn’t be prouder to be honored with this designation,” said Charlie West, General Manager of Lowell Light and Power. “This is the culmination of a lot of work from a lot of people who really care about powering our community. But this designation is not a final destination. We are committed to continuing to look for ways to improve our operations and service to our customers.”

For over 100 years, Lowell Light and Power has proudly served the Lowell community as a municipal not-for-profit public power provider. The Power of Lowell Working for You.

The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for 16 years now. APPA is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. APPA advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations.

LL&P Welcomes New General Manager

Lowell Light & Power welcomed our new General Manager, Charlie West, last month. Read more about him here.

Keeping the Community’s Lights On – Check Out the Newest Edition of the MMEA Currents Magazine Featuring The Showboat City!

The City of Lowell/Lowell Light and Power is featured in the April 2020 edition of the Michigan Municipal Electric Association Currents Magazine. The feature discusses the power of teamwork and community our great city has as a whole. It also touches on the ever-changing industry and what LL&P is doing to stay current to provide the best possible service. You can read the full feature by clicking here:
LL&P is proud to serve and be a part of such a great community!

LL&P and The Lowell Rotary Club Start a Holiday Lighting Competition for LL&P Customers

Lowell Light & Power and the The Lowell Rotary Club have started a Holiday Lighting Competition for customers of LL&P. Please click on the photo below to find out more information.

Harvest Celebration 2019

Lowell Light & Power would like to thank everyone that came to the fairgrounds and stopped by our table and watched our linemen in action at the Harvest Celebration this year. Check out the photos below to view the fun festivities.

LL&P Celebrates Public Power Week October 6th-12th

Lowell Light & Power is celebrating Public Power week from October 6th until October 12th. Be sure to stop in our office for giveaway, treats and more! Check out our Facebook page, and enter our daily trivia contest. Click the image below to view more details on our in office activities. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

LL&P Employee Receives Recognition from the APPA

Tom Russo, who retired from Lowell Light & Power in 2016, now works part time in our generation facility. During his time here, he served on the Reliable Public Power (RP3) Provider Program’s Review Panel from 2013 to 2019. Tom was recognized by the American Public Power Association for his service.
His plaque reads:

Tom Russo
WHEREAS, Tom Russo has served as the small System Representative on the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) Program’s Review Panel from 2013 through 2019 (6 years); and
WHEREAS, he has provided exceptional insight into the needs of public power systems during discussions of RP3 applications, as well as making important contributions to RP3 program policy decisions during his tenure; and
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: The panel members of the RP3 program of the American Public Power Association express sincere appreciation to Tom Russo for his service, dedication, and loyalty; as well as for the devotion he has exhibited in carrying out the functions and responsibilities required in his position as a RP3 panel member.
Adopted this 31st day of March 2019.

In honor of Tom, his commitment to Lowell Light & Power, public power, and the RP3 Panel, the Lowell Light & Power Board also adopted this Resolution for their official record and historical meeting minutes at their August 14, 2019 board meeting.

For more about the RP3 program, click here.

Appliance Recycling Program at LL&P

Click on the image below to view details on LL&P’s recycling program. Please call our office or email to schedule a pick up today!

Executive Director of the Michigan Municipal Electric Association Visits LL&P

On Wednesday, April 24th, Katie Abraham, the newly appointed executive director of the Michigan Municipal Electric Association (MMEA), stopped by the LL&P office to visit with staff members. The MMEA is Michigan’s trade group for electric municipalities and offers different services including legal assistance, semi-annual conferences, education seminars with training, and communication services. LL&P is one of 40 member municipalities within the MMEA, and staff was very appreciative that Katie was able to visit the office.