The Latest Middleton Electric Light Dept. News
The Middleton Electric Light Dept. is always working in our customers' best interests. Here are some of our latest projects, initiatives, partnerships and announcements.
Middleton Electric Light Department joins 20 public power entities from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont In the largest municipal electric department purchase of clean, renewable power in New England history
Thanks to the MELD General Manager and Commissioners (pictured with flag flown over Omaha Beach), Middleton Electric Light Department became greener today with a record clean energy purchase power agreement from First Light Power Hydro facility. Middleton Electric Light Department joins 20 other public power entities from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Middleton Drives Electric!
A plug-in electric car now offers excellent performance and efficiency at an increasingly affordable cost. Middleton Drives Electric is an outreach program to inform the electric utility customer about the savings and benefits that come from choosing an electric car and charging it at home overnight. Learn about the Savings and Benefits that can come from choosing an Electric Car and Charging it at Home Overnight with this New Program!
MELD has interconnected a 3 Mw / 6.6 Mwh battery that stores generated solar power to maximize the environmental benefits of the solar array
The battery is filled during the day with solar power. It can then be strategically released later when demand and prices are higher. This peak shaving scenario reduces the stress on the regional electrical system. During these peak times, more generators are called into service to meet the higher load. By dispatching the battery, we can reduce the amount of energy needed by those plants, thereby reducing additional pollution.
Middleton Electric Light Department solar project receives a national award from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)
The Middleton solar project received a national award from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) in 2019. SEPA recognized us as having installed the sixth most solar power per customer (1,358.9 w/customer) in the entire United States during 2018 when the array was commissioned. Since then, MELD has interconnected a 3 Mw / 6.6 Mwh battery that harnesses the solar power to dispatch it more efficiently in order to curtail power plant emissions.
Middleton Electric Light Department has Partnered with Energy New England to Save Customers Energy and Money
Energy Efficiency just became more affordable for Middleton Electric Light Department customers with new and generous rebates and incentives. Explore the 3 great opportunities below. ENE provides comprehensive conservation services to municipal utility residential customers. Their highly-trained and experienced staff can offer you expert advice and energy savings recommendations.