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Princeton Municipal Light Department
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General Manager
General Foreman
Office Manager
Assistant Office Manager
Princeton Municipal Light Dept.
168 Worcester Rd. P.O. Box 247
Princeton, MA 01541
978 464-2815
978 464-5377
Alternate Phone:
978 464-2825
General email
Office Hours are Mondays through Thursdays 8 AM to 5 PM. Fridays 8 AM to NOON.

For electrical emergencies after office hours please call police dispatch at 978-464-2928.
Princeton Municipal Light Building
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Board of Light Commissioners
Jim Whitman -
Tim Cochrell -
Chris Conway -
Regarding the Princeton Municipal Light Department
and the Princeton Broadband Municipal Light Plant

The Princeton Municipal Light Department (“PMLD”) has been providing electrical service to the businesses and residents of Princeton for over 100 years.  The mission of the Princeton Municipal Light Department is to provide a safe, reliable, and economical source of electric power for our customers, to acknowledge and implement the need for renewable energy from within the diversity of available energy sources, and to enhance the benefits of municipal utility ownership for our customers.

The PMLD has its own elected Board of Commissioners, General Manager, and staff that operate autonomously from the Town of Princeton Selectmen, Town Administrator, and other boards and committees.  The many phone calls, inquiries, and other contacts that we have had over the past several months at PMLD with residents of the Town of Princeton suggest that there is confusion regarding the relationship between the proposed fiber optic network in Princeton and PMLD.   The purpose of this letter is to clarify any confusion.

The Princeton Broadband Municipal Light Plant (“PBMLP”) also referred to as the "Broadband MLP" or simply the "MLP" was formed in recent years for the purpose of owning and operating a broadband fiber optic network within the Town of Princeton.  The PBMLP has its own Board of Commissioners and Manager and has no connection whatsoever with PMLD.  The current Board of Selectmen of the Town of Princeton are the Board of Commissioners for the PBMLP.  Any and all decisions that are made concerning the PBMLP are made by that Board, not the PMLD Board.

As a further note of clarification, PMLD is actively working at the request of and under contract with the PBMLP Board to “make-ready” the existing distribution system for the construction of a broadband fiber network.  When this work is done, PMLD will not be involved with choosing, installing, operating or maintaining any fiber network system that may be built by the PBMLP or any other network provider in the future.

Princeton Municipal Light Department Board of Commissioners


PMLD is pleased to offer residential customers
FREE Home Energy Audits and Home Efficiency Incentives (HEI)
through the Home Energy Loss Prevention Services (HELPS) program  

A HELPS residential energy Auditor will come out to your home to perform an energy audit.  
An audit typically takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on the size of your home.

The audit includes:
  • Inspection of HVAC Equipment
  • Assessment of Insulation Levels in the Walls, Floors & Attic
  • Weather Tightness of Home
  • Diagnostic Testing - Infrared Scan
  • Detailed Report of the Audit
The energy audit report details recommended efficiency measures and their energy savings,
along with estimated costs and payback.  Customers who complete an efficiency project
as recommended in their audit are eligible for a Home Efficiency Incentive.  

Home Efficiency Incentives at 50% cost, up to $400 include:
  • Blower Door Test & Air Sealing
  • Energy Star Rated Heating System - 85% AFUE or greater
  • Insulation
  • Duct Sealing
Call 888-333-7525 to schedule your FREE Home Energy Audit
For more information visit 

** Don't Forget to Take Advantage of the HELPS Appliance Rebates (see above for link) **


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Register oline through CodeRed to receive phone calls, text messages and/or emails

Click here to register

The  Board of Light Commissioners
next meeting is planned for
Wednesday, October 19th at the PMLD Office

The Board of Light Commissioners typically meet once a Month on the 2nd
Wednesday at the PMLD Office (168 Worcester Rd, Princeton MA)
The meeting schedule is subject to change.

Proposed 2016 Meeting Dates:
November 9th, December 14th

All meeting notices and agendas will be properly posted 48 hours prior,
as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Laws

If you would like to meet with the Board to discuss an issue/topic please contact the General Manager


PMLD has provided Electricity to the
Town of Princeton MA for over 100 Years
(Est. 1912)



Town of Princeton, 6 Town Hall Drive, Princeton, MA 01541