August 11 is almost here, and Westfield Gas + Electric hopes that the 8/11 date on the calendar will serve as a natural reminder for residents to call 811 at least 72 hours prior to any digging project to have underground utility lines marked. With more people at home during pandemic restrictions, and summer a peak time to work on home improvement projects, it’s more timely than ever to remember to dig safely.
Westfield Gas + Electric is proud to be Westfield’s locally owned utility for more than 120 years. We supply safe and reliable power to this community at rates which are consistently 10-15% below the state average, which saves our ratepayers a tremendous amount of money each and every year. To help understand the magnitude of these savings, during 2019 alone WG+E electric and gas customers saved in aggregate well over $22 million compared to what their costs would have been had they been served by neighboring investor-owned utilities. Westfield homeowners and businesses can then utilize these savings as they see fit, often supporting the continued growth of our vibrant community.