U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Commercialization & Deployment

Wellesley (MA) Program Achieves 10% Participation

April 17, 2012

Wellesley, Massachusetts residents and businesses are voluntarily supporting renewable energy. The town has achieved a 10 percent green power participation rate through Wellesley's Renewable Energy Program. Wellesley Municipal Light Plant customers have the power to choose renewable energy, generated primarily from the Spruce Mountain Wind Farm, for a portion or all of their electricity usage.

Babson College, Massachusetts, recently joined Wellesley's Renewable Energy Program. Babson will join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Green Power Partnership, and the town of Wellesley is also in the process of applying to be an EPA Green Power Community for its voluntary green power achievements. Green Power Communities must collectively use green power in amounts that meet minimum EPA percentage requirements, based on base load electricity use.

News Release -Babson College To Be Powered By Renewable Energy; Over 10% of Wellesley Residents and Commercial Businesses Also Chose Renewable Energy Enabling the Town to be Closer to its Goal of Being Named a Green Power Community by the EPA

Contact:Michael Chmura, Babson College, 781-239-4549