2050 Decarbonization Roadmap
Within the power industry, PMLP has been a committed leader in environmental awareness for over 40 years. There's no reason to stop or slow down now. In fact, in recent years, humanity has become more aware of the effect of emissions than ever. So if anything, it's time to ramp up our efforts and meet these environmental concerns with equal doses of hope, determination and reason. Hope will provide us with our goals. It defines where we want to be. Reason will temper those goals with what's possible, while still being affordable and reliable. Whereas Hope and Reason can be at odds with each other, Determination will be the deciding factor. And it is with this that PMLP offers our pledge. We don't yet know what the future will bring, but PMLP will be ever-vigilant in making decisions for our customers that meet our mission statement of providing safe, reliable electricity at affordable rates, while being environmentally sustainable.
We ask that you, our customers help us along this path. It's a constant balancing act to determine the best way to meet all 4 crucial pillars of our Mission Statement. Our track record proves that we've been doing something right. We're already ahead of the curve on our path to 2050 (42% net-zero), by 2030 (59% net-zero), and all while having some of the lowest rates in Massachusetts! This is our commitment. And this is our path. We will always strive to have high-quality, reliable service at extremely low rates. And likewise, we will continue our path toward 100% net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. We believe we'll be ahead of that game, as we are now. And we pledge to keep you aware of each project as it becomes available to us.
Diversity in Our Power Supply Increases Our Carbon-Free Percentage
|Power Supply||Impact on Carbon-Free Percentage||Start of Purchasing||Our Total Carbon-Free Percentage|
|Berkshire Wind Phase I||1%|
|Eagle Creek Hydro||2%|
|Berkshire Wind Phase II||1%|
|MSgt. Cotton Solar||1%|
|Project 2023A Nuclear (est.)||16%||2030||59%|
1985 Niagara NYPA Project (5%)
Federally-licensed hydro plant in NY.
1986 Millstone Nuclear (6%)
Nuclear facility in Waterford, CT.
1990 Seabrook Nuclear (22%)
Nuclear facility in Seabrook, NH.
2011 Berkshire Wind Phase I (1%)
Ten 1.5 MW wind turbines on Brodie Mountain in Hancock, MA. Was the State's largest wind farm at time of construction.
2014 Eagle Creek Hydro (2%)
Energy contracts for hydropower from five hydroelectric generators in NH.
2016 Hancock Wind (3%)
A seventeen-turbine wind project in Hancock County, Maine.
2019 Berkshire Wind Phase II (1%)
Addition of two 2.3 MW wind turbines adjacent to the original Berkshire Wind project.
2020 HydroQuebec (3%)
Imports of hydro energy from southern Quebec where there exists a significant amount of hydro capacity (37 gigawatts).
2023 MSgt. Cotton Solar (1%)
10.3-megawatt solar farm located in Ludlow, MA named in honor of Air Force Master Sergeant Alexander J. Cotton.
2030 Project 2023A Nuclear (est.)(16%)
Seabrook Nuclear Carbon-free energy contract.
2030 NetZero Requirement
2040 NetZero Requirement
2050 NetZero Requirement