Berlin Reaches Agreement With Electric Consultants

Town Receives 25% Discount on Services

(June 29, 2016) — Berlin and Booth & Associates, the town’s electric utility consultants since 2008, have reached an agreement regarding the issue last year which increased electric expenses related to peak shaving operations, Mayor Gee Williams announced.

Booth has been assisting the Town in determining when to generate to reduce demand-related power costs since 2009 resulting in approximately $3.9 million in savings.

According to the agreement reached between Booth & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC, and the Town, Booth will provide a 25 percent discount to the town for engineering and financial services for a period of 18 months. In addition, they are not charging the Town for work needed to explain the issue to the Public Service Commission.

“In Berlin, it’s all about partnerships. With everything Booth & Associates has done for this town, it’s important to keep things in perspective,” said Mayor Williams. “They have saved millions of dollars for our customers over the last several years. We came together as partners to measurably lower electric cost to Berlin Electric customers and we expect to maintain this partnership in the future.”

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