Friday, April 5, 2013
While wholesale prices are at a high, SELCO recently reduced its rates and remain among the lowest in the state.
In Feburary, the prices for natural gas in New England hit a 10-year-high, which elevated wholesale electricity prices to more than triple last year, according to an article in the Worcester Business Journal. With information supplied by grid administrator ISO New England, WBJ said that cold weather and high demand for gas, as well as constraints in the pipelines to deliver it, increased the price. Many of New England's power plants use natural gas, which in turn drives up the price of wholesale electricity. While wholesale prices have gone up, WBJ said that it does not directly impact the bill of the ratepayer. In fact, SELCO spokesperson Jackie Pratt reiterated to Patch that SELCO (Shrewsbury Electric Company) just reduced its rates in …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
According to a SELCO release the rates are comparable to other area providers.
Cable subscribers in Shrewsbury will see an increased bill starting April 1. According to an email sent out by SELCO, basic and expanded basic cable prices will be increased to continue to provide the same channels. "Due to rising programming costs, SELCO will be increasing Basic and Expanded Basic cable rates by approximately 7% as of April 1," the release said. This means basic cable will increase from $16.68 to $17.83 and expanded basic from $39.92 to $42.72. "Please note, the Basic and Expanded Basic cable rate increases will cause the SELCO Super Pack price to rise from $126.95* per month to $127.95 per month. The SELCO Value Pack will increase from $106.95 per month to $107.95 per month." In addition HBO and Cinemax costs will be …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
SELCO will be reducing the costs for most electric users in town.
Starting next month Shrewsbury residents, and most other electric rate payers in town, will see a reduction in their monthly bills. According to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, the decrease for residential use will be 4.2 percent. "For instance, the monthly bill for a household that uses 500 kilowatt hours will go from $61.75 to $59.26," the Telegram says. Most other customers will see a decrease as well, although the largest commercial businesses will see an increase.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
SELCO is announcing a 50 percent discount this month.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Submitted by SELCO Thanks to lower than expected power costs for 2012, Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Operations (SELCO) finds itself in an unusually strong financial position on the electric side of the business. SELCO is passing the savings on to SELCO electric customers through a one-time 50 percent electric discount for all rate classes on electric bills issued in December 2012. The discount will appear as a line item on all electric bills issued from December 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. For the average 750 kWh per month customer, this discount represents a savings of $45.88! Rates will return to normal for bills issued in January. This one-time discount is just another example of the many benefits of having a municipally owned …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The outage was in the North Quinsigamond/Route 20 area.
Monday, December 17, 2012
UPDATE: SELCO reported at 8:45 p.m. that the outage was due to a downed tree on the lines at Grace and Kenda. Trucks have cleared, and power was restored for most, if not all, customers. ORIGINAL STORY: Power was reported out in the North Quinsigamond/Route 20 area Monday night around 8, SELCO reported. The utility company noted on its Twitter page that they were evaluating the extent of the outage and would post more information when it was available. Follow SELCO on Twitter for updates.
Monday, December 10, 2012
SELCO employees were with St. Anne's Church to provide help for local families in need.
Shrewsbury Electric & Cable Company provides residents with many of their utility needs, but did you know SELCO also provides holiday assistance to families in need? For nearly 20 years employees have been collecting donations through Santa's Toy Box to give to St. Anne's Church for distribution to local families. "It was a way for some of our employees to collect toys for the needy families in town,” Jackie Pratt, marketing and customer care manager at SELCO said. "Because our donations stay local we like to think this is a great way for people to help those in need around them." Santa's Toy Chest isn't just for children’s toys. Pratt said they collect anything that could be useful for an infant through a teenager. "Last year we had …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Know where to go for Shrewsbury information.
As posted on the Shrewsbury town website: In preparation for Hurricane Sandy this weekend, the Town of Shrewsbury is encouraging residents to undertake preliminary planning relative to how their family will deal with the affects of Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, residents are encouraged to access hurricane preparedness informational links for updates of the storm and hurricane preparedness information. For updated information, visit Shrewsbury Patch.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
We have some suggestions and would like to hear yours.
1. Many people tend to make fitness-related resolutions this time of the year. Here are some local gyms to help you keep them: 2. Maybe giving back is on your list. Here are some local places where you can volunteer: 3. If you don't have time to give, here are some ways you can help through financial donations: 4. A great resolution is to start a new hobby (or to commit more time to one you've already started). Here are some local places to help you get started: 5. Share your resolutions and/or plans and suggestions on how to keep them. Is there a resolution that you made last year and kept? Or did it not go quite the way you had planned and you're trying again this year? We invite you to share your comments below.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
With the nor'easter, residents dig out from the storm.
A state of emergency was declared last night and many residents throughout the town are without power. Last night the town opened the Shrewsbury Senior Center to be used as a warming center. SELCO tweeted the news around midnight so residents can stay warm while crews restore power to the town. "Approximately 15 percent to 18 percent of town is currently without power," said Jackie Pratt, marketing and customer care manager via Twitter. "Damage is widespread, but we can work much quicker in daylight." Two crews from Connecticut are coming to help SELCO restore power and Pratt compared the damage from the storm to the 2008 ice storm that hit our area. Crews are working at Hunting Avenue, Main Boulevard and Wachusett Avenue currently and …
Monday, August 29, 2011
After the storm yesterday, SELCO is now reporting everyone is up and running.
SELCO is reporting that all their crews have restored power to customers in town. Also, the town has announced that trash pickup will be delayed one day this week and that it is a blue recycling week (also delayed by one day). Did you lose power? For how long? What did you do? Let us know. We want to hear your storm stories. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.