BELD supplies electric service to approximately 14,000 residential and business
customers in the town of Braintree using cost-of-service rates, which are among the
lowest in the state. The utility operates
generation, transmission and distribution facilities.
BELD's 14-square-mile service territory includes 148 miles of overhead
lines and 88 miles of underground lines. We operate three electric distribution
substations and two 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission interchange substations. BELD
is connected to two separate 115 kV NStar transmission lines, which are part of the
ISO New England electric grid. This provides BELD with easy access to power supply sources
throughout the Northeast.
BELD is a founding member of Energy New England (ENE),
an organization dedicated to helping municipal electric utilities with power procurement,
residential energy conservation services, consulting and more.
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