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The Marblehead Municipal Light Department (MMLD) project involves the town-wide installation of a fully integrated advanced metering and a pilot program to assess the effectiveness of time-based rate programs and automated management. It is aimed at reducing peak electricity , overall energy use, and operations and maintenance costs while increasing distribution efficiency, reliability, and power quality. The project implements two-way communication to: (1) allow customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through an energy Web portal, and (2) allow MMLD to manage, measure, and verify targeted reductions during peak periods. The project also includes a study of consumer behavior in response to a service option.

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