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Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) is one of 41 municipal light departments organized under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 164, and one of more than 2,200 municipally owned light departments in the country. BELD is recognized locally and nationally as an innovator in technology and new services.

Braintree Drives Electric

Plug-in electric cars are fast, fun, affordable, and efficient. Compared to gas vehicles, EV maintenance is cheaper and simpler, and cost less to operate. More information.

Bright Ideas, inserts & notices

BI Newsletter, AR, notices, communityClick to see recent Bright Ideas newsletters, Annual Reports or any of our community notices (billing inserts, Internet and phone promotions, etc.).

Have you noticed an increase in your electric bill?

Due to higher usage, you may see an increase in your electric bill.

As expected, with everyone streaming, video chatting, gaming and working from home these days, we've seen a spike in Internet and electrical usage. Along with the extremely warmer then normal temperatures and air conditioners running longer then normal, some residents usages have increased. Meaning most will see increases in their electric bills.

Wi-Fi: improve your signal

wfsigOver the past few months, the Internet has been more of a lifeline than ever, streaming movies and live TV, connecting us to work, to our friends and to our families. Whether we are binge-watching the entire season of Yellowstone, working through Microsoft Meeting, the kids are “in class” via Google Meet or we’re using Zoom for a virtual happy hour—we have become accustomed to live streaming almost daily.

Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Everyone who drives is very familiar with the task of pulling into a gas station to fuel up their vehicle; it has been a longstanding part of car ownership for decades. However, just because something has been done a certain way for decades, does not mean it’s the best way to go about it. With electric cars, the way you “fuel” or recharge your car leads to a much better “fueling” experience! Not sure if going electric is right for you?

We’re back at it; we are scheduling free Internet installs again!

We are very pleased to announce that we have resumed our free installs, we are now scheduling new Internet and phone installs! If you have been patiently waiting for us to install your new service, now is the time.

We are working through our backlog and are currently contacting residents who showed interested during quarantine, to get on the schedule now—call us today 781.348.BELD (2353).

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Report an outage

link to report an outage

If you need to report an issue with your BELD service, please call us at 781.348.BELD (2353). In case of an emergency (life-threatening situation, downed line, or imminent danger) please call 911.

Online Billpay/Paperless

Link to our BillPay/Paperless

Our online payment system allows you to pay your BELD electric bill even faster, easier and more securely. As a registered account user, you’ll be able to see your payment history and past billing statements.