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Bright Ideas
December 2014
We explain what’s happening with the “Generation” portion of your electric bill.

November 2014
Between the deregulation of the utility industry in the 1990s (which allowed competitive energy suppliers to offer heir products directly to consumers), and the major investments made to the transmission system and generating capacity over the last 10 years, the cost structure of delivering electricity to our customers is being significantly impacted.

October 2014
BELD is partnering with the Town of Braintree to install a solar array at the town’s closed landfill next to the Covanta Transfer Station on Ivory Street.

September 2014
Stop by our tent at the Farmers Market to celebrate BELD’s Customer Appreciation Day between 9 a.m. and 1p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 for refreshments, giveaways, and more.

July 2014
BELD is committed to helping you save energy. Our business is generating and delivering electricity, but our first concern is our customer.

June 2014
A group of Braintree Electric employees donated their time to help Beautify Braintree last month May 3.

May 2014
You may have seen stories in the news about BELD Broadband’s negotiations with Viacom.

April 2014
We know you have choices for your telecommunications needs in Braintree, but we wanted to remind you about the benefits of using BELD Broadband for your cable television, Internet and phone service.

March 2014
Escaping the dreaded Black Hole. Black holes also exist for email as a way of reducing spam. Most spam on the
Internet originates from compromised computers.

February 2014
Everyone is excited about our WiFi … are you wireless yet? BELD Broadband watchTVeverywhere. Baby, it’s cold outside! Winter storms can bring unexpected power outages—but there are some things you can do to be prepared

January 2014
BELD Broadband’s WatchTVeverywhere (WTVE) streams some of your favorite programming to your tablet, smartphone, laptop and other devices. It’s available anywhere you can receive an Internet signal.

December 2013
This month is packed with 3 new broadband offers. BELD HomeNet WiFi, BELD Secure Coverage, and our 50%OFF Internet sale. Call today for all the details and to sign up!

November 2013
Braintree Electric wants to help you learn how you can conserve energy… and dollars! BELD’s new electricity usage portal displays the data gathered by your recently installed advanced meter. Now you can view your usage so you can see how your everyday habits affect your hourly consumption and ultimately, your monthly electric bill. Customer|Connect is the fast, easy way to monitor all your electric usage—right down to the hour.

October 2013
BELD is a public power system that is controlled by the community it serves. This provides BELD customers with important benefits not enjoyed by customers of private, investor owned utilities.

September 2013
As our kids head back to school, we thought it was a good time to give you some Internet safety tips. The Internet is wonderful for researching book report topics, looking up fun facts, communicating with friends and teachers, and playing online games—as long as it’s used wisely.

August 2013
You won’t want to miss BELD’s Customer Appreciation Day at the Farmers Market. Look for the BELD tent and join us between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.

July 2013
You asked, and we listened! We’ve redesigned your electric bill to make it easier to read and understand. We hope
you like it as much as we do.

June 2013
Once again, BELD will sponsor eight free evenings of music at Sunset Lake this summer. We have also sponsored this year’s live entertainment for the town’s 40th Annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, June 29. Hope to see you there!

May 2013
Once again, Braintree Electric Light Department is one of the nation’s 2,000+ public power utilities to earn Reliable Public Power Provider recognition from the American Public Power Association for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
BOSTON STRONG

April 2013
Blizzard of 2013 -This was an historic storm that will be talked about for years to come! Our staff and crews worked diligently throughout the storm, doing everything within their abilities to restore power and limit the number of affected customers within our community; Facebook comments; Tree trimming; 4G networks; Community Bulletin Board

March 2013
Get a free website with Neighborhood Link; give the Gift of Warmth; report a streetlight outage; Kelly Sullivan; cable system upgrade; sign up for paperless billing; Community Bulletin Board

February 2013
Lower heating costs this winter; our new customer referral program; testimonial from Nancy Leeman; pay your bills online; Community Bulletin Board

January 2013
When the weather outside is frightful...keep warm by the fireplace (or space heater)—but use caution; Please give the "Gift of Warmth": the Good Neighbor Energy Fund; Did you know that 260 billion spam emails are sent every day?; Have you visited our new bill payment site?; Community Bulletin Board

December 2012
A year-end message from BELD General Manager Bill Bottiggi; Warmest wishes for a safe and joyful holiday season from Braintree Electric Light Department & BELD Broadband; Testimonial from Nancy Mills; We're continuing to convert the Expanded Basic lineup gradually; Have you visited our new bill payment site?

November 2012
We loved seeing so many of you at our Public Power Week events—thank you for your support; Have you visited our all-new bill payment site?; BELD Broadband's Digital Triple Play bundle is almost $85 less per year than Comcast's Starter; A great gift idea for the holidays; Community Bulletin Board

October 2012
BELD has launched a new and improved billing and payment site; These energy efficiency programs will save you some dollars this winter; Do your lights sometimes go to half power or flicker?; BELD Broadband rate comparison; Tune up your heating system; Community Bulletin Board

September 2012
Join BELD at the Farmers Market Saturday, Sept. 29, then meet us for breakfast Monday, Oct. 1—we're celebrating national Public Power Week; Digging in your yard this fall? Call 811 first!; We're moving along on our cable digitization project; Tune up your heating system; Community Bulletin Board

August 2012
BELD does more than keep Braintree's lights on; BELD is proud to sponsor Braintree's free Summer Sunset Concert Series; BELD Broadband is bringing TV...Everywhere!; Check clothes dryer vents for excessive lint; Community Bulletin Board

July 2012
Save a total of $150 through BELD's rebate program; Consider a more efficient front-loading washing machine; BELD is planting FREE maple trees; Laura Maffeo wrote us...; Use caution when working near power lines; Electric tools and water don't mix; Community Bulletin Board

June 2012
Avoid the "stadium effect" when operating outdoor security lighting; BELD is again sponsoring some special summer events; Please support Braintree's Independence Day Celebration; BELD Broadband announces the addition of more than 40 High Definition channels; Always ask for identification; Community Bulletin Board

May 2012
Thank you for your positive feedback during our recent Customer Satisfaction Study; BELD Math Squad + East Middle School students = a formula for success; New "two-fer" offers from BELD Broadband; Play it safe around power lines; Community Bulletin Board

April 2012
Municipal Light Board and BELD General Manager meet with Senator Scott Brown and Representative Stephen Lynch in Washington, D.C.; Digging in your yard this spring? Call DIG SAFE before you do; BELD Broadband to the rescue!; FREE maple trees; Community Bulletin Board

March 2012
Braintree homeowner works with BELD's Home Energy Advisor Service; If drafts at YOUR house leave you shivering in your slipper sox, BELD can help!; Cable operators face programming cost increases; Do you know about our senior discount?; Community Bulletin Board

February 2012
BELD signs purchase power agreement with wind farm in Woodstock, Maine; You don't have to be out in a howling blizzard to suffer from hypothermia; Tony Agnitti is re-elected to Light Board; Get the speed you need with BELD Broadband; Always ask for identification!; Community Bulletin Board

January 2012
Exercise caution when using electric space heaters; Wentworth and Curtin are recognized by GNEF; Please "Give the Gift of Warmth" by donating to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund; See who's calling while you watch TV...at no extra charge; Check clothes dryer vents for excessive lint; Community Bulletin Board

December 2011
Electric bills can rise during the winter months...here are a few reasons why; George Jackson wrote to us recently...; Seasons Greetings!; Sports networks have providers in pricing squeeze play; A great gift idea for the holidays; Community Bulletin Board

November 2011
Winter storms in New England can bring unexpected power outages; BELD has a new tree trimming policy; Local television stations demand increased monthly fees; A great gift idea for the holidays; Community Bulletin Board

October 2011
Restoration of power during and after Tropical Storm Irene; The transition to digital technology is coming soon; Please keep the path to your meter clear; Community Bulletin Board

September 2011
Our Public Power Week celebration was such a hit last year, we're going for a repeat performance!; Digging in your yard this fall? Call DIG SAFE before you do; How does streaming video affect your Internet service?; Tune up your heating system!; Community Bulletin Board

August 2011
BELD launches state-of-the-art meter project; Anastasia Fay is recipient of BELD's 2011 scholarship; Better everyday rates plus more benefits—BELD Broadband is your best choice for cable, internet and phone service; Always ask for identification; Community Bulletin Board

July 2011
Looking for the best deal on bundled TV, High-Speed Internet and home phone service?; GFCIs recommended for pools, spas and hot tubs; BELD makes $1,500,000 Payment in Lieu of Taxes to Town of Braintree; Please keep the path to your meter clear; Community Bulletin Board

June 2011
BELD earns national award for reliable and safe electric service; Concerts, a parade, a movie... BELD will sponsor some special events this summer; Please support our Independence Day Celebration; BELD Broadband's programming costs continue to grow; BELD senior discount; Community Bulletin Board

May 2011
Save some big bucks on your cooling costs this summer; And...if you don't mind waiting a little longer for some LEAFY shade...; BELD is again demonstrating our commitment to renewable energy projects; BELD Broadband introduces new low-cost packages; Aways ask for identification; Community Bulletin Board

April 2011
Digging in your yard this spring? Prevent damage to underground utilities by notifying Dig Safe®; Municipal Light Board recognizes former Senator Morrissey's support of municipal utilities; Ah, spring!... And now the task of cleaning up after Mother Nature's winter wrath; Community Bulletin Board

March 2011
In the market for new appliances? Check out our appliance rebate program before you buy; Mayor Sullivan gives BELD Broadband a THUMBS UP!; BELD Broadband's new release high-definition movies are $4.99—15% less than Comcast and Verizon; We appreciate your efforts to keep the path to your meter clear of snow and ice; Community Bulletin Board

February 2011
Major storms bring power outages to many New England communities; Watson Station generates 101,927,220 kilowatt-hours (KWh) during 2010; Braintree Electric Light Department is now on Facebook; AAA-approved repair shops will recycle your automobile battery; Community Bulletin Board

January 2011
Electric bills can rise during the winter months...here are a few reasons why; Please "Give the gift of Warmth" by donating to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund; BELD Broadband announces some special upgrades to kick off the new year; Community Bulletin Board

December 2010
Substation expansion project is a team effort; Warmest wishes for a safe and joyful holiday season from Braintree Electric Light Department & BELD Broadband; Cable television package names are changing; Community Bulletin Board

November 2010
Public Power is focus of fall festivities; Looking for a unique holiday gift? BELD gift certificates are now available; Your hometown provider named "Best of Braintree"; Community Bulletin Board

October 2010
The Thomas A. Watson Generating Station: one year later; Do your lights sometimes go to half power or flicker?; BELD was again the proud sponsor of Braintree's free Summer Sunset Concert Series; Community Bulletin Board

September 2010
We're celebrating Public Power Week with two special events; Thought the social media sites were immune to scams?; Announcing another reduction in our Power Cost Adjustment—starting October 1; "I cannot say enough about BELD..."; Community Bulletin Board

August 2010
BELD makes it very easy to show your support for local green and sustainable projects; Something for everyone at Braintree's 37th Annual Independence Day Celebration; Retransmission consent fees are "into the stratosphere"; Taking advantage of our senior discount?; Community Bulletin Board

July 2010
Braintree Electric Light Department makes another commitment to renewable energy; BELD Scholarship awarded to Notre Dame graduate Julianne McGowan; Nielsen reports that more than 50% of North American homes are Hi-Def...are you?; Tune up your heating system; Community Bulletin Board

June 2010
Electricity 101: Demystifying your monthly electric bill; Frank Belcastro testimonial; BELD's 2009 Annual Report is on www.beld.com; BELD is supporting some special summer events; Play it safe around power lines; Community Bulletin Board

May 2010
Furry foragers a formidable foe for utilities; We're pleased to announce another reduction in our Power Cost Adjustment—starting June 1; You asked...and we listened; Always ask for identification; Community Bulletin Board

April 2010
Planning outdoor projects this spring? Before you start digging, you must call 888-DIG-SAFE (or 811); BELD will plant two maple trees in your yard—and they're free!; Thomas A. Watson Generating Station named one of the fourteen best power plants worldwide; Braintree Rotary Haiti Relief Project; Truth in cable advertising? You be the judge; Electric tools and water don't mix; Community Bulletin Board

March 2010
Many hands make lights work—thank you for your vote of confidence in BELD and its employees (2009 Customer Satisfaction Study); Reynolds and Regan re-elected to Braintree Municipal Light Board; We've added five new channels—at no extra charge!; Please keep the path to your meter clear; Community Bulletin Board

February 2010
Electric bills often rise during the winter months—these are some of the typical reasons they do; This power strip saves energy $$ by turning your peripherals off when you're not using them; Understanding hypothermia; Want to avoid paying more for cable, Internet or phone? Bundle up with BELD Broadband by March 1 and lock in the 2009 rate; "The customer comes first at BELD"; Are you taking advantage of our senior discount?; Community Bulletin Board

January 2010
Braintree Electric Light Department invites you to "BGREEN@home" and lower your energy costs; Please "Give the Gift of Warmth" by donating to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund; We're pleased to announce another reduction in our Power Cost Adjustment—starting February 1; Cold and blustery outside? Stay inside and play...with BELD Broadband; Always ask for identification!; Community Bulletin Board

Business Power
Fall 2011
This is the LAST PRINT ISSUE of our Business Power newsletter; Former Sheraton Braintree hotel on Forbes Road is site of new Hyatt Place Hotel and Retail Complex; BELD Broadband business Triple Play—new and improved!

Summer 2011
BELD launches state-of-the-art meter project: Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI); BELD is replacing more than 2,000 porcelain cutouts; Chili's Restaurant installs Light Emitting Diode (LED) area lights

Spring 2011
BELD is honored with national award for reliable electic operations; BELD is sponsor of Sustainable Braintree's Green Gala Celebration

Winter 2010/11
2010: THE YEAR IN REVIEW—Braintree Electric Light Department has been working hard to serve the Town of Braintree

Fall 2010
Braintree businesses are invited to support BELD's BGREEN program by purchasing green energy units; These great services from BELD Broadband will help you boost your business in Braintree; The Watson Generating Station is already lowering our customers' electric costs

Summer 2010
BELD reaches final major milestone in construction of the Thomas A. Watson Generating Staion; We're pleased to announce another reduction in our Power Cost Adjustment—starting this month: South Shore Plaza substation gets extensive upgrade, including a second transformer

Spring 2010
BELD is one of only a handful of vertically integrated municipals in the state of Massachusetts; We're practicing what we preach—in our own backyard; Energy New England announces an enhanced Commercial Auditing Program

Winter 2009
New business moving to town? BELD's Engineering Department works behind the scenes to make the move a smooth one; Reduction in Power Cost Adjustment (PCA); BELD works hard to help Braintree businesses succeed; Here's an innovative way for non-traditional TV advertisers to partner with the Braintree community

Fall 2009
Support sustainability and energy independence by joining BELD's BGREEN program for businesses; Another Braintree business benefits from our Lighten Up rebate program; An update on Braintree's proposed wind turbine—what's new?

Summer 2009
The Thomas A. Watson Generating Station commenced commercial operation June 23; The Braintree Farmers' Market is now open for business; See your own commercial on eight cable networks for $300 a month!

Spring 2009
BELD announces a reduction in our Power Cost Adjustment as of June 1, 2009; BELD Broadband is offering LOWER rates and FASTER speeds this spring; BELD introduces BGREEN!

Community Notices
May 2014
Looking to avoid a rate increase in 2014?
Try a NEW Double-Play or Triple-Play package before June 1*!

May 2014
Up to 50%0FF all out internet prices. BELD HomeNet WiFI wireless service at only $3.95/month

January 2014
BELD Wireless HomeNet allows everyone in your home to share a single High-Speed Internet connection. We can make creating a network of your connected devices (laptops, tablets, eReaders … ) an easy solution

Feb 2014
BELD Wireless HomeNet WiFI and BELD Secure Coverage Security Suite. 2 sided insert

April 2014
BELD’s new electricity usage portal displays the data gathered by your
recently installed advanced meter. Now you can view your usage so you can
see how your everyday habits and the weather patterns aect your hourly
consumption and ultimately, your monthly electric bill.

December 2013
BELD Broadband Customer Handbook.

November 2013
In accordance with Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) regulations, Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) has developed procedures that provide special protection against electricity shut-off due to overdue
electric bills.

Aug 2013
Residential Rates, Pricing and package information.

Aug 2013
Current channel lineup guide that went to all customers this month.

Sept 2013
BELD handout of our Awesome Offers promotion that went out this month. Please take advantage of one of the many offers.

May 2013
Sign up for paperless billing or AutoPay today and receive a $5 gift card… sign up for both and get a $10 card!

April 2013
Sign up for paperless billing or AutoPay today and receive a $5 gift card… sign up for both and get a $10 card!

March 2013
Tell someone you love BELD Broadband and get $50.00

March 2013
Sign up for paperless billing or AutoPay today and receive a $5 gift card… sign up for both and get a $10 card!

February 2013
Information on trash, recycling and yard waste services




 
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