Wellesley Municipal Light Plant is planning to retrofit 3,100 streetlights with LEDs that would save taxpayers $125K annually and eliminate 930,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity. The good news is that the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has preliminarily approved the WMLP’s bid for a grant. Plus, they want your feedback! DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY.
Please go to Croton Street and Pine Street to look at the new LED streetlights that they are evaluating. Then rate them by responding to the survey mailed to you this week or seen here. The poles are clearly marked with signs and colored bands so its easy.
Thanks for taking a few minutes to check out marked streetlights on Croton Street and Pine Street, and providing feedback.
Residents filled the Municipal Light Plant meeting room with thoughtful conversation last Thursday for the Open Forum on Renewable Energy.
For those who missed the Municipal Light Plant/Sustainable Energy Committee/Board Of Selectman sponsored event and would like to encourage the Town to take specific local actions to run on clean, local sources of renewable energy; please read, consider signing and sharing this petition TODAY and come the MLP Board Meeting this Monday evening, June 26th at 5:30 PM at the Municipal Light Plant on the 2nd floor of 4 Municipal Way.
Some of the highlights of the meeting were three key requests for Municipal Light Plant Board including:
1. Formally including “renewable energy and energy conservation” in the mission statement of the Wellesley MLP
2. Developing a Wellesley-specific policy on renewable energy procurement, with measurable goals
3. Working with other Massachusetts MLPs to develop a binding agreement, perhaps through the Municipal Electric Association of Massachusetts, to meet or exceed the Clean Energy Standards — this is particularly important if the MLPs continue to request that they be considered exempt from the state’s Clean Energy Standards
There will be continued dialogue on this topic so be sure to be part of it.
The Town of Wellesley is launching POWER TO $AVE, an energy savings program.
The goal is to recruit at least 400 Wellesley homeowners to take advantage of a no-cost home energy assessment. Following the recommendations of this assessment provides many benefits:
- Reduce your reliance on fossil fuels like oil and gas
- Reduce your utility bills
- Reduce harmful emissions
- In many cases, improve the comfort of your home
- Free light bulbs and for those eligible, rebates, incentives and/or tax credits
- Create clean energy jobs in our local economy
This is a community-based effort to reduce Wellesley’s carbon footprint that is being coordinated by the Town’s Sustainable Energy Committee and underwritten by the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and National Grid.
Get a free assessment for your home.
To arrange an appointment for your home energy assessment:
CALL: 781 235- 7600