Middleton Electric Light Dept.

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Who We Are

Middleton Electric Light Dept. sign

For over a century, Middleton Electric Light Dept. has been providing dependable electrical power to the residents, businesses and institutions of our town. Because we belong to the people we serve, the community’s goals and ours are the same: low prices, dependable service and people you know.

Public Power – it’s an idea as powerful today as it was a century ago!

Our History

  • 1912
    Middleton voters founded the Middleton Electric Light Department in 1912 because they believed that electric service would work better for all customers if it was locally owned and controlled. 
  • 2012
    Thanks to the foresight of those early citizens, our town still enjoys the benefits of our own municipal electric utility. We celebrated our 100th Anniversary in 2012.

    Because the people of Middleton – not out-of-town investers – own MELD, all benefits from our electric utility flow back to our customers in the form of lower rates, better service and other local advantages. 

    Unlike large, private utilities, we have no outside stock-holders to satisfy, so our local customers always come first.
  • NOW
    Five local citizens, elected by Middleton voters, serve on our Light Commission. Commissioners set utility policy and oversee operations through the Department’s Manager. Decisions are guided by the traditional municipal utility values of outstanding service and low, competitive rates.

Job opportunities

Occasionally, MELD has an opening on our management, board, office or lineman staff. They are posted here, as well as the Town of Middleton's website.

  • There are currently no positions posted.

Please mail or deliver your resume and a cover letter to:

Michael Cloutier, Manager
Middleton Electric Light Dept.
197 N. Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949

Please do not call. Thank you.