Sen. Lesser Tours Mass Municipal Wholesale Electric Company in Ludlow
Sen. Eric P. Lesser today toured the Mass Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), a non-profit public corporation that provides a variety of power supply, financial, risk management and other services to the Commonwealth’s municipal utilities. “The MMWEC is a valuable asset to the Ludlow community not only as a local employer, but also as a contributing member of the community, paying the town $1.375 million last year,” Sen. Lesser said.
During his Nov. 2 visit, Sen. Lesser toured the Stony Brook power plant, a 527-megawatt, combined-cycle generating station located at the company’s Stony Brook Energy Center in Ludlow.
Across Massachusetts, municipal utilities like MMWEC serve 380,000 customers in 48 cities and towns, delivering about 13 percent of total electricity used in the Commonwealth. Of the 40 municipal utilities in Massachusetts, 21 are MMWEC members and 28 are project participants.