On the $3.75 monthly customer charge, this increased from $3.00 to $3.75 on January 1, 2018. The extra $0.75 per month per residential electric customer will cover the cost of our new AMI system over a 20-year depreciation schedule. The customer charge covers the cost to read customer’s meter, produce an electric bill, mail the electric bill to the customer and process their electric payment 12 times per year.
The electrical work on Elm St going on is an aerial cable replacement of some wire put up in the early 1980s with gray covering. Historically this gray-colored aerial cable has had problems with flashovers and has led to power outages. The 1,200’ of gray cable left on Elm St will be the last of it in town. A few years ago we replaced about 10,000’ of the same type of cable on Patriots Rd from JBM down to Lawrence Place over a 3-year period. The new aerial cables are all colored black.
John M Driscoll
Templeton Municipal Light & Water Plant
Phone (978) 939-5323 x11
Fax (978) 939-4309