About Hingham Light

The Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant (HMLP) was founded in 1893 when the citizens of Hingham voted to take control of their electric utility. HMLP has served Hingham for over a century and remains committed to being a reliable community partner.

HMLP’s mission is to provide reliable electric services to the Town of Hingham while keeping rates reasonable, service quality high, and operations environmentally sustainable, including a commitment to 100% carbon-free energy.

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HMLP works diligently to provide all of its customers with affordable, safe, reliable, and resilient electric service on demand at a competitive price. 

As a public power entity, HMLP strives to be a thoughtful community partner that supports its ratepayers and the Town in its goals.

Departments at HMLP

For contact information, please visit our staff directory.


The Administration Department provides policy direction and departmental management and to support the activities of the operating divisions within HMLP.


The Engineering Division provides the Operating Division with electrical system design, Computer Aided Design and Drafting Service (CADD) and technical engineering support in their mission to operate, maintain and deliver their services to the HMLP customers, as well as to formulate short- and long-term planning for the Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant infrastructure.


The Operations Division provides reliable electric energy to the electric utility customers at the lowest possible cost. This Division also strives to operate and maintain Hingham’s electric system in a safe, economical, and environmentally sound manner, and to provide customer service by responding to electrical outages in a timely manner.

Customer Service

The Customer Service Division provides first class service to the utility customers. The customer service department will strive to ensure that the customer is HMLP’s number one concern and that they receive outstanding service.

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Employment Opportunities at HMLP

Any positions that are currently open within the Hingham Municipal Lighting Department will be posted here. Please check out these other sites for possible employment opportunities: American Public Power Association, Northeast Public Power Association

There are no job postings at this time.