Power To Choose- Wellesley’s Renewable Energy Opportunity
For only $3 a month the typical Wellesley home can receive 10% of its energy from renewable energy. That is a really simple way to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and make a difference in the new year.
Wellesley’s Power To Choose program enables residents like YOU to pay a small premium to purchase 10%, 25%, 50% or 100% of your power from regional renewable sources (such as the Spruce Mountain Wind Farm in Maine).
More than 10% of Wellesley residents already participate in this program, making us 3rd in the US in 2014 for voluntary renewable energy participation. However, approximately 200 new households could move Wellesley up to 2nd place!
Did you know?
***A typical Wellesley home (750 kWh/month) that shifts all of its electricity to renewable sources for one year, provides the same environmental benefits as driving 15,000 LESS miles in the average car
***Our Town’s electric rates are so low that even a 100% participant would have a lower rate than residents of surrounding towns such as Needham and Natick
Please consider choosing Renewable Energy as it provides cleaner air & water, a stronger energy future, and greater energy independence.
You can easily sign up to participate at 10%, 25%, 50% or 100% online HERE or by calling the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant at 781-489-7766. They can also provide an estimated cost, based on your home’s electric use and participation rate.
Once you are signed up, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant adds 4 cents per kWh to your bill each month and the proportional amount to its renewable energy purchases. You will see your percentage of participation and the amount of the surcharge on your monthly electric bill listed as “Residential Renewable.” There are no installations or hookups, this is simply a paper transaction and can be canceled at any time.
What a gift to your family and our future.