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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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!

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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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NOW SOLICITING PROPOSALS FOR DESIGN SERVICES

(January 2021) WBMLP is soliciting Proposals for Design Services to design a new office and garage. Learn more and obtain all the documents here.


WBMLP SOURCES OF ENERGY INFOGRAPHIC

WBMLP 2020 Energy Source Infographic PDF

See where your 2020 electricity came from in West Boylston with this Infographic PDF. Then, learn even more on our Energy Generation Page.


PUBLIC POWER ADVANTAGES VIDEO

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


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.

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

REBATES & INCENTIVES FOR CUSTOMERS—INCLUDING EVs

5 Reasons To Drive Electric PDF link

Explore many other Discounts and Rebates:

Rebates provided as a credit on your monthly WBMLP electric bill.

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SERVICES

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

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Get more answers to your questions, plus important facts here...

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☀  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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