Clean Energy-Sourced Electricity

Westborough’s electricity supply should comply with the state’s Clean Energy Standard and be generated almost entirely from renewable sources by 2050.

LEARN

Approximately 20% of the electricity currently consumed in Westborough is from clean sources. The balance of the electricity is generated from fossil fuels and it accounts for approximately 28% of Westborough’s greenhouse gas emissions. Converting to clean sources of electricity is a primary goal because of its potential to reduce Westborough’s emissions. This goal will ensure that Westborough does its part to help the Commonwealth achieve its objectives.

 

ACT

Sustainable Westborough has 5 strategies for shifting the town's electricity supply to clean-energy sources:

  • Facilitate participation in the SMART program

  • Build a renewable power generation facility for DPW water & sewer facilities by 2030

  • Participate in new technology pilot programs

  • Increase clean renewable power in the Westborough Power Choice program

  • Increase the Class 1 renewable sources in Westborough’s municipal electric supply

These volunteer-led projects also move Westborough closer to its Clean-Energy Source Electricity goals:

 
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Renewable power generation facility for DPW water & sewer facilities 

Review the Solar and Energy Storage Feasibility Assessment and develop a recommendation for Town officials.

For more information on this project, contact us

 

TRACK

Electricity generated by fossil fuels such as natural gas and purchased by Westborough businesses and residents accounts for approximately 28% of the community’s greenhouse gas emissions. Electricity consumed in Westborough currently has about 20% Clean Electricity and produces 67,344 MT CO2e/yr. With the Massachusetts target of 60% clean electricity, Westborough’s emission would be reduced roughly by half to about 34,000 MT CO2e/yr if we meet that goal.

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2021 Westborough Emissions

 

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