Reading Municipal Light Department

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About Reading Municipal Light Department

Reading Municipal Light Department is a municipally owned organization serving Middlesex County, Massachusetts. At the moment they supply electricity to residential and commercial customers, with a total of 2,352 commercial customers and 26,612 residential customer accounts signed on for their services. The average residential electricity rate for Reading Municipal Light Department is approximately 15.02 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 35.68% less than the state's average price of 23.36 cents. They had total sales and disposition of 678,295 megawatt hours in 2020, of which 3,301 were from wholesale sales to other electricity companies. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of multiple sources including megawatt hours they generate in their power plants and supplementary megawatt hours purchased by way of wholesale channels. These categories comprise 0.06% and 99.94%, respectively, of the total electricity sourced by the company. The revenue for Reading Municipal Light Department for 2020 from electricity sales was $86,021,000, with $84,102,000 coming from retail sales to end users and $440,000 from wholesale electricity sales.

Consumers of the company have an average monthly residential electric bill of $124.45. This is 9.62% less than the state average of $136.11. Based on customer count, Reading Municipal Light Department is the 6th largest company out of 70 suppliers in the state. Production by the supplier from natural gas totals 1,539.36 megawatt hours, which is around 67.48% of their total generation. Reading Municipal Light Department is ranked as the 59th highest total electricity producer out of 70 providers in the state.

Reading Municipal Light Department Net Metering

Offering net metering to consumers is a win-win situation for Reading Municipal Light Department and people who receive their electricity from the company. Without net metering, solar panel purchased are significantly less economically realistic, as individuals have no way to sell excess electricity back to their electric company.

Energy Loss

Reading Municipal Light Department recently reported an annual loss of around 4.00% of the electricity that they generate. Loss of electricity due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is operating in the electricity generation business and providers are required to report these losses. Reading Municipal Light Department's energy loss amounts give them a ranking of 15th best out of the 70 providers that operate in the state and report energy loss and 631st best out of 3509 in the US.

Reading Municipal Light Department Rate & Electric Bills

Reading Municipal Light Department residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.178/kWh$0.139/kWh$191.23/mo.$85.34/mo.
2523rd15.02¢Reading Municipal Light Department's Average residential price per kWh
1988th$124.45Average monthly electricity bill for Reading Municipal Light Department's residential customers

Reading Municipal Light Department Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:230 Ash Street
    Reading, Massachusetts 01867
    United States of America
  • Director/Superintendent:Coleen O'Brien

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Quick Facts About Reading Municipal Light Department

Reading Municipal Light Department produces 100.00% of their total electricity generation from non-renewable fuels. The total electricity generated from non-renewable sources is 2,281.3 megawatt hours, which is 420th highest out of 3509 companies in the US.

Energy Loss

Reading Municipal Light Department's energy loss due to business operations.

-4.00%

Total Energy Loss

27,108MWh

631 National Rank

Reading Municipal Light Department Energy Makeup

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Reading Municipal Light Department State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
Massachusetts28,96489,403,7005100%

Reading Municipal Light Department County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Middlesex County1,632,0024424.84$145.35/mo

Power Plants Owned by Reading Municipal Light Department

Reading Municipal Light Department Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
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67.48%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
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32.52%

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Reading Municipal Light Department FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Reading Municipal Light Department?

Coleen O'Brien is the CEO of Reading Municipal Light Department.

What percentage of Reading Municipal Light Department's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuel types?

Reading Municipal Light Department produces 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

How much is the average bundled bill for Reading Municipal Light Department customers each month?

Reading Municipal Light Department currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $124.45, compared to the Massachusetts average of $136.11 and the national of $136.11 for bundled service.

What is the phone number for Reading Municipal Light Department?

Reading Municipal Light Department's customer service phone number is (781) 942-6598

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Reading Municipal Light Department?

Reading Municipal Light Department is associated with or owns one power plant.

What percentage of Reading Municipal Light Department's electricity is generated from renewable fuels?

Reading Municipal Light Department generates 0% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Reading Municipal Light Department customers?

Reading Municipal Light Department's current average bundled electricity rate is 15.02 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 23.36 cents and the average national rate of 13.71 cents.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-08-01