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
Nathaniel Burke, 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.
MMLD Gives You the Power
Marblehead Municipal Light Department is a municipally-owned electric utility that is totally independent from the large regional and national companies. The citizens of Marblehead are our "stockholders". In other words, we're "consumer-owned". This is a win-win in so many ways.
MMLD is one of approximately 2,000 local, publicly-owned electrical systems in 48 states. These systems are owned and operated solely by the communities they serve. Size of MUNI systems can range from the the enormous Department of Water and Power of the City of Los Angeles that serves over one million customers – to small systems serving just a few hundred. MUNI systems currently provide power to more than 9 million customers nationwide and a population of 30 million.
It all started with a few forward-thinking citizens and businesspeople making a choice between serving themselves with electricity through their own utility... or outsourcing this essential responsibility to a private entity. You can read more about how it happened in Marblehead by clicking here.
In our community, people chose to maintain control and picked the independent route. This has paid dividends in so many ways. Just think back to the historic storms of the past several decades. Thanks to our local team, our town was back up and running way ahead of those served by the big power companies.
You're the boss.
Because we are municipally-owned, you control your own destiny:
Locally owned and operated is the smarter way to go. If you have comments or questions, please always feel free to call us or click here for our Online Contact Form.