by Phyllis Theermann May 16, 2019 Clean Energy electric car EV hybrid plug in save money
The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and the Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee have launched a new program for electric vehicle (EV) drivers called Bring Your Own Charger® (BYOC). BYOC encourages drivers to charge their vehicles overnight in exchange for an $8.00 credit on their electric bill each month—the equivalent of 3,000 miles of free driving per year!
Wellesley is one of the top cities in the state for EV adoption. Driving electric helps keep our air clean and lowers carbon emissions, a town-wide goal. This program takes that one step further, encouraging owners to shift to overnight hour charging (10pm to 12pm Monday – Friday and anytime on the weekends). Doing so will:
Help keep town-wide electric rates low
- Offer EV owners $8 monthly credit = 3,000 miles of free driving a year
- Pull from the cleanest, lowest emitting non peak hour energy
- Indirectly minimize carbon pollution
- Extend EV battery life
To join now, visit https://www.bringyourowncharger.com/wellesley
Then simply program your vehicle to charge between the hours of 10pm and noon Monday to Friday or anytime on the weekend, and upload a photo of the schedule.
To learn more about this program visit www.wellesleyma.gov/byoc or contact the Town’s partner, Sagewell at 781-303-4994 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
by Administrator May 14, 2019 cooling energy savings National Grid no cost energy audit save money summer Sustainable Energy Commitee Tolles Parsons Center Wellesley Municipal Light plant winter heating
Worried about Summer Cooling costs?
Want to cut your utility bills?
Come to a Home Energy Savings Seminar at the Tolles Parsons Center on May 22nd at 1:30 PM to learn ways to reduce your energy usage and make your home more comfortable and efficient. The seminar will review available programs that help you reduce energy usage.
The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and National Grid offer no-cost energy audits, free light bulbs and significant rebates and assistance on insulation, heating equipment and appliances. The seminar will familiarize you with the home audit process.
Please bring your oil, gas and electric bills with you.
Volunteers will help you calculate your benchmark energy rating and assist with the audit process.
Sign-up with the COA 781-235-3961. Walk-ins are welcome.
This program is sponsored by the Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee.
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