The Town of Wellesley continues to be a leader in reducing the carbon footprint of our community. Initiatives such as the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) voluntary renewable energy program make it easy and affordable to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, increase energy stability, and preserve the planet. The Wellesley Electric Customers Accelerated Reduction of Emissions (“WECARE”) program helps in these efforts.
The WECARE program will add 4% to monthly electric bills for all residential and commercial accounts. Fees collected from the WECARE program will fund local renewable energy projects chosen by the WMLP for their impact on greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reduction in our community that may include:
Community solar generation facilities;
Power storage for peak electric use times;
Infrastructure such as public charging stations for electric vehicles, and other similar programs.
WMLP customers are automatically enrolled in WECARE unless they choose not to participate by “opting out” of this program. No action is required by residents who support the Town’s decision to accelerate GHG reduction. Residents who do not wish to participate can opt-out using one of two methods: