West Boylston Municipal Light Plant

The Electric Light Dept for West Boylston, MA


For over a century, West Boylston Municipal Light Plant (WBMLP) has provided citizens and businesses of West Boylston, MA with dependable electric power. WBMLP is a "municipal light plant". And that gives our town lots of benefits that municipalities who get power from the big companies, don't get.

  • Better dependability, reliability and overall economy.
  • Local ownership. Owned by the citizens of West Boylston.
  • Negotiating power. We negotiate and buy longterm power supplies from a diverse, balanced range of resources. That means customers get better electric rates.
  • Quicker. If the power goes out, WBMLP's crews are right here in town, and can reach and repair problems in minutes, instead of hours.

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OCTOBER 26 IS ENERGY STAR® DAY

But at WBMLP, EVERY day is ENERGY STAR® Day!

West Boylston Municipal Light Plant customers are eligible to receive rebates on select ENERGY STAR®-certified Appliances, Products, and Devices — such as Clothes Washers and Dryers, Refrigerators, WiFi Thermostats and more.

Look below to learn how much you can save. Then, learn even more on our Incentives & Rebates Page.

link to WBMLP Energy Star Day Flyer

Also, check out WBMLP's Connected Homes Program for even more energy and money savings.

THINK "ELECTRIFICATION" & SAVE MONEY

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Switching from the fossil fuels used to heat and cool our buildings and power our vehicles is called "electrification". Because West Boylston’s Energy Supply is already mostly clean and our electricity rates are so low—electrification will lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduce your operating costs.

WBMLP is planning to eliminate all GHG emissions from our power supply by 2050. You should prepare too. Review the tips on our Electrification Infographic when replacing or upgrading major appliances and vehicles beginning now. Be ready for the future.

Learn more by by visiting our two new website pages: Electrification in West Boylston and Electriification in Massachusetts. Remember, on a cost-per-BTU basis, WBMLP electric power is less expensive to operate than natural gas, oil and propane!

WBMLP NEWS

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West Boylston's Selectboard is accepting applications and letters of interest from registered voters of the Town of West Boylston to serve on the Board of Light Commissioners until the 2022 Annual Town Election. Details here.


GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION—WBMLP & THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR LEAD THE TOP 3!

WBMLP 2020 Energy Source Infographic PDF

WBMLP and the Electricity Sector are leading the way in Greenhouse Gas Reduction. See the Infographic. Outstanding!


NEW! EV BENEFITS CHART

See our Electric Vehicle vs. Gas-Powered Car Comparison Chart using your low WBMLP's electric rates. It's impressive! Plus, read about all the latest EV and Charger Incentives & Rebates.


PROPOSED PROJECT WILL HELP PREVENT BLACKOUTS & BROWNOUTS

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(June 24, 2021) MMWEC (the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company) is spearheading an important development—Project 2015A in Peabody. Once built, 2015A will increase electric capacity during peak load times, and help prevent brownouts and blackouts for WBMLP customers (like the disaster in Texas during 2 whole weeks in February of 2021).

See our Project 2015A Page for more information.


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PUBLIC POWER ADVANTAGES VIDEO

See all the advantages having local power gives you, your family and businesses.

WBMLP CLEAN ENERGY & OUR ENVIRONMENT

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Concerned WBMLP Customers ASK US:
"Where does my electricity come from?" “Is it low impact and easy on our environment?" “Is our energy clean or renewable?”

WBMLP ANSWERS (updated January 2021):
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WBMLP's Energy Supply already contains a substantial amount of power from existing Clean and Renewable Sources of Generation."

  • 50% of West Boylston's Energy Supply emitted ZERO Greenhouse Gases in 2020.
  • 57% Reduction in GHG Emissions by the entire MA energy sector from 1990 to 2018.
  • 0% Coal Generation in Massachusetts after 2017. Massachusetts eliminated its dirtiest GHG-emitting generation.
CHECK OUT OUR CLEAN ENERGY PAGE SEE OUR ENERGY GENERATION PAGE

WBMLP SERVICES

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We're here to help! Here are answers to questions we hear most often.

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NEW — ONLINE ELECTRICAL SERVICE APPLICATION FORM FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION & SERVICE UPGRADES!

Visit our new Apply For Service Page. See how to apply for a WBMLP account for your type of service.

New Construction and Service Upgrades can now apply online! Questions? Give us a call at (508) 835-3681.


WATCH WBMLP'S PUBLIC POWER VIDEO

Learn more about Public Power and what WBMLP does for you.


☀  If The Sun's Up, We're Making Power Here in West Boylston!  ☀

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See how much Solar Energy is generated by West Boylston’s 370kW Solar Site Project located at 225 Shrewsbury Street.

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West Boylston Landfill Community Solar

See how much Solar Energy is generated by West Boylston’s 1,500kW Community Solar Site Project located at 196 Temple Street.

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WBMLP rooftop solar

Coming soon. Solar Energy Output Readings from West Boylston’s 786kW Community Rooftop Solar Project.

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