Princeton Municipal Light Department
Public Power for Princeton, MA
Welcome to Princeton, MA's electric utility. We provide dependable, economical power by and for our town's homes and businesses.
IT'S NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK & NATIONAL CLEAN ENERGY WEEK!
It's National Drive Electric Week, Sept 22nd - Oct 1st — a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Cars,Trucks, Motorcycles, and more. Considering going electric? RSVP for an in-person or online event in our region to learn from owners who have already done it. Find out even more at NEXTZERO'S Princeton EV and EV Charger webpage.
It's also National Clean Energy Week! Clean energy is within our reach! Learn more about this celebration of the policies, industries, and innovations that power our daily lives while producing no or very little greenhouse gas emissions!
WHO TO CALL IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE
During Business Hours: Call (978) 464-2815. | After Business Hours: Call (978) 464-2928.
PMLD's Business Hours are Mon-Thur 8am-5pm and Fri 8am-Noon
** Please Note: In the event of a Major/Town Wide Outage, PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST ONE (1) HOUR for the PMLD crew to Respond, Evaluate, and if necessary open the office phone lines. **
Click to download PMLD's "Outage Reminder Sheet"
SCHEDULE YOUR FREE HOME ENERGY AUDIT ONLINE!
Princeton Municipal Light Department's residential energy audit partners, NextZero and The Center for EcoTechnology, have launched a new Online Scheduling Tool. Now, you can conveniently schedule your free Residential Home Energy Audit quickly online. Begin learning what steps you can take to implement energy and cost-saving measures today. Schedule Your Energy Audit now.
NEW RESIDENTIAL SOLAR RATE EFFECTIVE 8/1/22
Princeton Municipal Light Department announced a new Residential Solar Rate MDPU# 120 effective beginning August 1st, 2022. The new rate pays PMLD Residential Solar Customers “avoided cost” for generation exported to PMLD while ensuring these customers contribute to infrastructure and operational expenses.
All Solar Customers except for Solar Customers that are currently in a 10-year generation contract with PMLD, have been moved to this new rate on August 1st.
Find rate details on our new Residential Solar Rate Sheet PDF.
PMLD RENTAL PEAK SHAVING GENERATOR
PMLD has rented a two-megawatt peak Shaving Generator for the second consecutive summer. The generator, located at the wind turbine site, runs for 4 hours, 3-4 times per month on average. The goal is to reduce our transmission peaks for each summer month and reduce the annual capacity peak. During the summer of 2021 we were able to reduce our transmission peaks by two megawatts each month from May to August. The annual capacity peak which occurred in June was also reduced by two megawatts. The net benefit to PMLD was $142,391.96 in avoided transmission and capacity charges.
We are in the process of gathering specifications for a Battery Storage System that will accomplish the same peak reductions without the carbon footprint of a diesel generator. Due to supply issues and an increased demand for this technology, the battery will not be online until 2024/25.
ANNOUNCING PRINCETON PEAK NOTIFICATION ALERTS!
You can help reduce the peak electric load on the power grid during high demand periods. You'll keep electric rates down, prevent blackouts and brownouts, plus more. Sign up for PMLD's NEW Automatic Notifications of Grid Peaks. Learn more.
PMLD’s Facebook Page
PMLD offers an additional channel for communications to our customers. Get Announcements, News, Outage Updates and more, as needed on Facebook. You don't have to be a Facebook member/user or login to see our posts. Just go to https://facebook.com/PrincetonLight on any device. (If you are a Facebook user, to help ensure that that our posts rise to the top of your feed, please “Like” PMLD and make us a "Favorite".)
PMLD's Facebook Page is solely for Outbound Customer Communications – getting messages and announcements to you efficiently. When you need to contact us, please continue to call, email or visit us per the instructions here on our website. Thank you!
PUBLIC POWER ADVANTAGES VIDEO
Princeton Municipal Light Department is your town's "consumer-owned electric utility". See some advantages of public power in this 1-minute video produced by MMWEC (Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company) and NEXT ZERO.
The Princeton Municipal Light Department office is open normal hours for public access. Outside of regular hours, please leave any payments in the drop box at the end of the walkway. Payments may also be made online via Billtrust or Unipay.
PMLD REBATES, DISCOUNTS & INCENTIVES
NEW! PMLD and the New NEXTZERO are offering a new program called “Connected Homes”. Now, Princeton Residential Electric Customers can better manage the smart WiFi-connected devices in their homes—and save money, while reducing your carbon footprint. Learn more about PMLD’s Connected Homes Program on our Incentives & Rebates Page.
Check out PMLD's Electric Vehicle Smart Charging Program and the Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charger Program—plus more! Learn more about EV offers.
These Rebates, Discounts and Incentives are a collaborative effort between PMLD and the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Energy Company (MMWEC) as part of the NEXT ZERO Energy Conservation Program.BEGIN SAVING
PMLD's Mission Statement
"The Princeton Municipal Light Department (PMLD) has been providing electrical service to residents and businesses of Princeton for over 100 years (Est. 1912).
PMLD's mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and economical source of electric power for our customers, to acknowledge and implement the need for renewable energy from within the diversity of available energy sources to meet or exceed State environmental goals, and to enhance the benefits of municipal utility ownership for our customers.
PMLD has its own elected Board of Commissioners, General Manager and staff that operate separately and autonomously from the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator and other Town Boards & Committees."
—The Princeton Municipal Light Department Board of Commissioners & Sean McKeon, Manager