MERRIMAC — Board of Light Commissioners Chair Larry Fisher is pleased to announce that the Merrimac Municipal Light Department is welcoming a new General Manager today.
Kurt Demmer began work as the Light Department’s General Manager today, where he will bring 30 years of experience in electric utilities to bear as he oversees all operations for the department.
“Merrimac residents, businesses and employees are very fortunate to have such a well-qualified individual serve as the Municipal Light Department’s General Manager,” Fisher said. “Although the Board was certainly impressed with his qualifications and experience, what really stood out was his commitment to providing safe, reliable electric service to our customers. Kurt’s participatory style of leadership will be an asset to the community and foster a positive working relationship with all town departments and other MLD stakeholders”
Demmer most recently worked as a Senior Electric Utility Regulatory Analyst with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, where he helped analyze and make recommendations on rate structures and electric grid modernization. Before that, he served as the Director of Electric Operations for Liberty Utilities, and in a number of roles for National Grid over a period of 13 years.
He is a certified professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering Power Systems Management from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.