RMLD Adds Commercial & Industrial Customers To Renewable Choice Program

Below is a press release from the Reading Municipal Light Department:

READING, MA — The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is pleased to expand its Renewable Choice Program to commercial and industrial customers, effective April 1, 2022. The program, originally launched to residential customers in February, allows customers to contribute an additional dollar amount to their monthly electric bill toward renewable energy.

Renewable Choice enables commercial and industrial customers to achieve “green” sustainability goals which are often established in corporate missions and supply chain reporting.

Customers can choose to contribute at one of three levels to bring their monthly electricity usage to 50%, 75%, or 100% renewable/non-carbon. The Renewable Choice charge will be based on the participating customer’s monthly kilowatt hour (kWh) usage and will be added as a line item on the customer’s monthly electric bill.

Funds contributed to the Renewable Choice Program will be used to retire NEPOOL GIS compliant renewable certificates, starting with Mass Class 1 certificates. These certificate retirements are in addition to RMLD’s compliance retirements of 26% in 2022 and increasing 3% each year, culminating at 100% (net zero) by 2050.

A one-year commitment is required, and customers must be current with their bill (in good standing) to sign up.

To learn more and sign up, please visit https://www.rmld.com/home/pages/renewable-choice. The page also features a calculator which allows customers to input their monthly kWh usage to see how much their monthly Renewable Choice Charge would be for all three available participation levels.

Established in 1894, Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is a municipal electric utility serving over 70,000 residents in the towns of Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, and Lynnfield Center. RMLD has over 30,000 meter connections within its service territory.

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