What is Public Power

  • Owned BY the people
  • Governed BY the people
  • Providing power TO the people

Public Power = Decision Making at the local level, community by community

  • Public Power are Not-for-profit electric utilities that are operated by people like you in your city or town
  • 2,000 publicly owned electric utilities nationwide
  • 41 in Massachusetts
  • What’s important in your community – public power listens

Public Power = Low Rates & Reliable Service

  • No shareholders to pay
  • Money is reinvested into the Community
  • Shorter power restoration times
  • Power when you need it

Public Power = responsibility to ratepayers and the environment

  • Ratepayers make the decisions on what’s important to their community
  • Employees live, work and volunteer in the local community
  • Public Power leads the charge with sustainable and carbon-free resources
  • Public Power were among the first to invest in hydro and wind power
  • Since then public power has expanded into solar farms, rooftops, community solar and energy storage
  • Public Power portfolios average 4 times the amount of carbon-free power than investor owned utilities – ahead of the government mandates
  • Public Power maintains the balance between environmental stewardship and financial stewardship

Public Power:

  • Local Ownership
  • Low Rates
  • Reliable Service
  • Local Control

Public Power Proud in your community – and mine!

Public Power Associations

American Public Power Association

Northeast Public Power Association

Community Involvement

Well over a century ago, TMLP was founded on a belief…a belief that people who cared about their community could make a positive difference. From over a century ago to now, employees continue to willingly give their time to various organizations in our Community.

Community organizations and events such as: Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Taunton, Taunton Area School to Career (TASC), PRIDE, Rotary, Kiwanis, Project Best Program, Taunton Boys and Girls Club, United Way, St. Vincent DePaul, Taunton Ecology Awareness Movement (TEAM), Taunton Animal Shelter, American Cancer Society, Taunton River Festival, Raynham Pride Day, Safety Demonstrations and Touch-a-Trucks.

Non-profit community members use our bill inserts for public service announcements, we’ve hung hundreds of street banners for local organizations and assist the city whenever possible with various projects. We’ve work with Taunton’s Park and Recreation Department to improve and upgrade the electrical infrastructure on the Green. We assisted with the clean-up of the Cobb Brook to help halt some of the flooding that occurs in the Weir Village. Annually, the City of Taunton receives additional help from the TMLP, a yearly payment ($2.95 million) in lieu of taxes.

TMLP’s community reach extends beyond the area organizations, city and town projects but also to our schools. We have an exemplary partnership with the school system. We are the business partner for the Leddy School and employees volunteer at: Read Across America, Field Day, Safety Days and School Improvement Council meetings. TMLP employees have mentored students, hosted high school interns, teacher externs and Project Yes participants, and have participate as speakers for the Work Ethics Programs, school career days and conferences. Employees have judged science fairs and our Internet Services Group and MIS department assisted with upgrade and networking of the schools’ computer systems.

We also support a number of sports teams in the TMLP community. Through the backing our Commission, we’ve made it possible for youth to play ball well into the season by installing ball field lighting (some with scoreboards) over the last 25 years at the value of over a million dollars.

Our Cleary-Flood Generation Station also offers our owners, the rate-payers, plant tours. We have hosted individuals, Boy Scout groups, school organizations and family tours of the plant. It’s a wonderful educational experience to see how we generate and provide electricity to the grid. Tours are provided upon request by calling, 508-824-3103.