Distributed Energy Resources

Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant Decarbonization, Clean Energy Efforts Recognized by Massachusetts

Massachusetts public power utility Ashburnham Municipal Light Plant (AMLP) has been recognized by the state of Massachusetts for its decarbonization and clean energy efforts.

AMLP received the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) “Leading by Example” award in a recent ceremony at the State House.

The light department was one of seven award recipients across the state, including those in the municipal category, state entities and public sector individuals recognized for their leadership in promoting initiatives that decarbonize operations and reduce environmental impacts.

AMLP General Manager Kevin Sullivan was presented the light department’s award by DOER Commissioner Patrick Woodcock. 

The light department was recognized for a series of actions taken over recent years, including major energy efficiency upgrades at the AMLP office and garage, including the installation of a heat pump and upgraded installation; the installation of an electric vehicle (EV) charger at Town Hall; the purchase of an EV for the light department; the installation of a three-megawatt energy storage project; and the installation of 36 kilowatts of solar PV. AMLP also participates in the Berkshire Wind project. 

The awards ceremony represented the 16th annual recognition of clean energy and decarbonization leadership in the state.

To learn more about AMLP and its decarbonization efforts, visit: www.nextzero.org/Ashburnham.