$45M Substation Sale In A Bind As Town Assess Eversource’s Tax Motives

Photo: The new electrical substation, not yet Eversources The largest financial transaction in the Town of Belmont’s history is on tenterhooks as a last-minute dispute over a powerful regional utility’s attempt to limit its exposure to municipal taxes has town officials demanding changes to the already signed sales agreement. With only four days left to […]

Shockingly Fun: Test Drive Electric Cars Saturday at the High School

Photo: The choice of electric cars have exploded in the past five years. Take a – quiet – test drive in an electric vehicle on Saturday, Oct. 15 and “experience the speed and power of these vehicles first hand” as the local electric utility partners up with Belmont energy and conservation groups to promote driving […]

Belmont Light Asks To Ease Up On Electrical Use During Heat Wave

Photo: Sunny hot days ahead. Belmont Light and its partner, Woburn-based energy efficiency firm Sagewell, are informing customers that today, Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, are expected to be high electricity use days due to continued high temperatures across New England.  And the town’s electrical utility is asking residents and customers to help […]

Belmont Light Asks Residents/Consumers To Limit Power Usage Thru Tuesday

Photo: Sunny hot days ahead. Belmont Light and its partner, Woburn-based energy efficiency firm Sagewell, are informing customers that Monday, July 25 and Tuesday, July 26, are expected to be high electricity use days due to continued high temperatures across New England.  And the town’s electrical utility is asking residents and customers to help it […]

With Temps In The 90s, Belmont Light Asks Consumers to Save By Using Less

Photo: It is going to be a scorcher. With the high-temperature in New England today, Monday, July 18, expected to hit the low to mid-90 degrees, electrical utilities across the region – including Belmont’s Light Department – are anticipating a high electricity use day, putting a strain on the power grid. To save energy and […]

Belmont Light Offering Rebates For New Energy Efficient Appliances

Photo: The Energy Star program.  Thinking about purchasing a new appliance for your home this year? If so, get paid for making a smart energy choice through Belmont Light’s 2016 ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program. The program offers rebates of up to $200 annually per residential account for certain ENERGY STAR-labeled products.  “Appliances like refrigerators […]

New Phone Scam Targeting Belmont Light Customers

Photo: Beware of the new way people are attempting to scam Belmont residents. Belmont Light customers should be on guard against a telephone scam that involves callers impersonating Belmont Light staff. As part of the recent scam, several Belmont residents received a phone call with a pre-recorded message urging Belmont Light customers to schedule an […]

Here Come [More] Sun: Solar Installation Exceeds Year Goal in Three Months

Photo: The logo and challenge of Belmont Goes Solar. For supporters of solar power in Belmont, the past six months has been heady times as the popularity of the alternative energy source has gone through the roof. Or, more appropriately, going ONTO the roofs of Belmont homeowners. Since the implementation of a solar power policy […]

Light Board Approves New Solar Power Policy; Tariffs Run Until 2017

Photo: The Working Group shaking hands with the Light Board after turning in their recommendations.  On a dank and rainy day in which solar panels wouldn’t have a chance to work, the Belmont Light Board – made up of the members of the Belmont Board of Selectmen – approved unanimously a new solar power policy […]

Belmont Light Asking Customers to Limit Usage Over Next Two Hot Days

Photo: Air conditioning units use a great amount of electricity. Who said Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer? The next two days will see temperatures in Belmont hit the 90s, and with that comes higher than normal energy usage and higher costs. Sagewell, Inc. –the Woburn-based administrator of Belmont Light Energy Efficiency – […]