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.
- Faster. If the power goes out, WBMLP's crews are right here in town, and can locate and repair problems in minutes, instead of hours.
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LIGHT BOARD MEETING NOTICE
The next WBMLP Board of Light Commissioners Meeting will be held on April 4, 2023 at 5pm. NEW MEETING LOCATION at the Senior Center, 120 Prescott St.
Get more information in the Meeting Agenda.
WBMLP POSITION OPENING
West Boylston Municipal Lighting Plant has an opening for Customer Care Specialist. Wages & benefits include:
- Pay range: $26-$30 per hour
- Worcester County Retirement System Pension Plan
- 457B Deferred Compensation Plan
- 80% Health Insurance Premium Coverage
The position is specialized clerical work relating to the billing, collections, and accounting of customer utility bills, payments, and other tasks. Learn more about details, the qualifications necessary for this position, and how to apply by reading the accessible Customer Care Specialist Job Posting & Description PDF.
WBMLP EXCEEDED OUR NET-ZERO BY 2050 GOALS!
According to a report by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP), WBMLP is significantly ahead of its goals to achieve Net-Zero GHG Emissions from its Energy Supply by 2050!
See the good news in our latest infographic. See the MA DEP Report on our News Page.
WBMLP IS A NEXT ZERO MEMBER UTILITY!
NEXT ZERO is an entity created by the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Companies (MMWEC) and participating Municipal Light Plants like WBMLP. NEXT ZERO replaced MuniHelps — and is focused on Greenhouse Gas Emission Standard (GGES) goals. (GGES requires the MLP Energy Supply to reach “Net Zero” Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050.)
The name NEXT ZERO also refers to electric Appliances, HVAC and Water Heating Systems, Tools, Household Goods, etc. As WBMLP and the entire electric sector cleans up their energy supply, your “Next” products should be the most efficient electric ones. Those rated EnergyStar® help reduce GHG Emissions in and around your home, business, and the environment. NEXT ZERO is offers a growing list of rebates on qualifying EnergyStar® electric items and appliances. Check in frequently for updates and new additions.
ANNOUNCING "ELECTRIFYING" REBATES UP TO $10,000+!
Convert from Gas Heating to an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) for 2 Big Rebates.
WBMLP Electric Customers are eligible for exceptional new rebates for converting Natural Gas Heating and Cooling Systems to super-efficient Electric Air Source Heat Pump Heating & Cooling Systems.
West Boylston’s Energy Supply is already pretty clean and WBMLP's electric rates are so low—electrifying your current gas system should reduce your heating/cooling costs...plus it will lower your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
On a cost-per-BTU basis, WBMLP electric power is less expensive to operate than natural gas, oil and propane! Learn more about Electrification by visiting our Electrification in West Boylston and Electrification in Massachusetts website pages.
NEW PUBLIC POWER VIDEO!
Watch the new 1-minute video showing how your West Boylston Municipal Light Plant and other consumer-owned electric utilities in Massachusetts work harder and better for our customers — courtesy of MMWEC (Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company).
GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION—WBMLP & THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR LEAD THE TOP 3!
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.
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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
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):
"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.
REBATES & INCENTIVES FOR CUSTOMERS
Explore Discounts and Rebates:
- Free NEXTZERO Home Energy Audits, Appliance Rebates & Incentives
- Connected Homes—for Better Residential Energy Management, Conservation & Savings
- Electric Vehicle (EV) & Vehicle Charger Discount & Rebate Programs
- Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates
- Electric Heat Pump Heating & Cooling Rebates
* Rebates provided as a credit on your monthly WBMLP electric bill.
We're here to help! Click below for answers to questions we hear most often.
- How to Pay Your Bill
- Contact our office
- Electric Rates
- Applying for Service
- What to do in an Outage
- Streetlight Requests
Get more answers to your questions, plus important facts here...SEE MORE FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS
NEW — ONLINE ELECTRICAL SERVICE APPLICATION FORM FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION & SERVICE UPGRADES!
Visit our 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! ☀
See how much Solar Energy is generated by West Boylston’s 370kW Solar Site Project located at 225 Shrewsbury Street.CLICK TO VIEW
See how much Solar Energy is generated by West Boylston’s 1,500kW Community Solar Site Project located at 196 Temple Street.CLICK TO VIEW
Coming soon. Solar Energy Output Readings from West Boylston’s 786kW Community Rooftop Solar Project.COMING