Thursday, June 21, 2012
Customers are asked to curtail use of electricity between 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Concord Light. Based on the weather forecast for this week and the forecast from Independent System Operator (ISO) New England forecasts for electricity demand, we may experience a peak demand on Thursday, June 21. If you are able to reduce, reschedule, or curtail your use of electricity between 1 and 4 p.m. today, you would be helping to reduce electricity costs to all Concord Light customers. You might consider turning up your air conditioning thermostat a few degrees, curtailing the use of electricity on things such as pool pumps, dryers, and washing machines. Maybe plan a cold picnic supper or cooking dinner on the grill. Another way to save is to reschedule use of these appliances to …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Concord Players open their season this weekend.
Hello and welcome to November! Did everybody have a successful Halloween? And by “successful,” I mean did you get the snow cleared off your pumpkins and get rid of all your candy? It was certainly a little touch-and-go there for a while. I know it’s only Tuesday, a little early to think about the weekend for some people, but not if you’re someone who likes to plan ahead and get your tickets to the hottest show in town. That show would be “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which the Concord Players are presenting this weekend over at 51 Walden. The Players always put on quality productions, and this is no exception. The show is described as a musical-within-a-comedy, which pretty much means there will be singing and dancing and uproarious laughter. It…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Concord Light gets an award and a citation.
Woo hoo! It’s Friday, that last day of the school and work week, the day many of us look forward to. We have had a week of fabulous weather — OK, a bit humid, and then some rain yesterday, but still, a really spectacular intro to fall. I wish all the weeks leading into winter could be so nice. Anyhoo, I’m not here to talk about the weather, I’m here to talk electricity. Electricity is one of those things you never really think about. That is, until you don’t have it — which doesn’t seem to be much of a problem here in Concord because we have our very own electric company: Concord Light. But they do so much more than just make sure our appliances keep running. National Public Power Week As Chris wrote earlier this week, Concord Light is …
Monday, August 1, 2011
A few promotions, and the biggest construction project ever.
Here we are, at the start of a new week. Take a look at some of the happenings that have been going on with various town departments and projects lately.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A look back at the week’s most notable stories.
After years of dumping uranium into the ground on Main Street, former Concord company Nuclear Metals closed up shop in the 1980s. Years later, the site was deemed unsafe by the Environmental Protection Agency and finally, this past week, several groups agreed to demolish buildings that remain on site. The other big story this week was the excessive heat that residents contended with. Concord Light anticipated a peak energy demand on Thursday, while the Harvey Wheeler Center advertised itself as one that offered a cool environment. Still, residents found other ways to stay cool this week. On the farms this week, we looked at blueberry pancakes and cherry tomatoes, and we toured Saltbox. In other news, the Cops survived another week on …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Higher than usual temperatures have prompted a peak demand advisory.
With temperatures expected to approach triple digits in the area today, Concord Light is expecting a peak demand for electricity this afternoon. Due to the strain on the grid, residents are urged to curtail electricity usage between 1 and 4 p.m. “Based on weather and ISO (Independent System Operator) New England forecasts for electricity demand, there is a good chance that we may experience a peak demand,” said Carole Hilton, customer service administrator for Concord Municipal Light Plant. “The ISO (Independent System Operator) is forecasting less demand for Friday, so it looks like (Thursday) will be the peak for the week.” To help cut back on use this afternoon, Hilton recommends turning up the air conditioning thermostat a few degrees…