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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.).


BRAINTREE, MA—Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund sponsor Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD)is appealing to local residents and businesses to consider donating to the Fund's 2018 “Give the Gift of Warmth” campaign, due to a heightened urgency of need generated by winter’s cold temperatures and the resulting increase in home energy consumption.

Our crews are on standby

BELD is prepared for blizzard-like conditions today: heavy snowfall and damaging winds, our electric and broadband crews are ready and standing by. We remind customers to keep phones charged and to always treat downed power lines as if they were live and stay away. You can always report any outages here. In case of an emergency (life-threatening situation, downed line, or imminent danger) please call 911.

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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.