MANCHESTER, N.H., October 4, 2011 – With opening night of the hockey season just around the corner, Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) is pleased to once again serve as the official sponsor of the Manchester Monarchs hockey team’s “Power Play” program.
MANCHESTER, N.H., October 25, 2011 – Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) is taking its first step towards reducing the carbon dioxide emissions from its corporate vehicle fleet by partnering with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) for a three-year study on electric vehicle technology. As part of the study, a 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle has been stationed at PSNH and added to the company’s vehicle fleet and is available for use by PSNH employees.
Recently, PSNH contributed a grant to the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains for a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program to help address the growing need for STEM education initiatives for girls in grades 4 through 8.
PSNH, along with other member companies of Northeast Utilities (NU), is participating in a comprehensive NU recycling program designed to significantly reduce the impact of work-related waste on the environment.
A new Outage Restoration Callback System is now in place at PSNH Customer Experience, providing greater response efficiency to customers during a localized outage. The system dials customers who have called to report an outage, and delivers an automated message when the power has been restored.
PSNH has requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extend by 90 days the public comment period regarding reissuance of a Draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit for Merrimack Station.
The final phase of a multi-year cleanup of coal tar remnants from an historic manufactured gas facility in Keene was nearing its targeted completion date of late fall—but then along came Irene. Flooding conditions associated with Tropical Storms Irene and Lee threw a curve ball to project workers, delaying completion until 2012.
The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will soon consider a new rate proposal from PSNH. In addition to its normal year-end review of PSNH’s default energy service rate, the PUC will review a proposed “Alternative Default Energy Service Rate,” which the agency directed PSNH to create as part of its recent “Customer Migration” docket.