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Massachusetts municipally-owned electric companies

Below are a list of towns and cities served by municipal light plants (MLPs)

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Overview

Municipalities may own, maintain and operate a municipal light plant (MLP) in order to provide electric and/or gas services to their citizens. 

Forty-one communities have established MLPs that serve all or part of 50 municipalities for electric service.

Generally, MLPs are run by municipal light boards or commissions in a municipality, or by the mayor/board of selectmen. 

The Department of Public Utilities' role in regulating MLPs is limited since MLP's rates are set by municipal officials. The MLP provides both distribution and supply service to its customers. 

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