NH Energy Efficiency Programs Earn National Recognition

Manchester, NH (April 3, 2014) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Public Service of New Hampshire and the other New Hampshire Electric and Gas Utilities with its 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to reducing energy use by delivering energy efficiency information and services to their customers. 

The Staff of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission released a prelminary status report yesterday regarding the future of PSNH's power plants. The company posted the following statement in response to the preliminary staff report:

Schiller Station in Portsmouth is capable of producing enough energy to power more than 100,000 Seacoast home and businesses.

Public Service of New Hampshire employees in Portsmouth and Newington successfully participated this week in a mock oil spill drill initiated by the U.S. Coast Guard and the State of New Hampshire.

PSNH Power Plants Produce $115 Million in Customer Savings this Past Winter

MANCHESTER, NH (March 25, 2014) – The energy from Public Service of New Hampshire’s power generation facilities during the past winter was produced at a cost that was $115 million less than energy sold through the region’s wholesale energy marketplace. That marketplace experienced significant volatility during the winter months, when the price of natural gas rose as its supply tightened.

Joseph Purington Named PSNH Vice President

Manchester, NH (March 24, 2014) – Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) has named Joseph Purington as Vice President of Electric Operations. In this newly created position, Purington will oversee the operation of PSNH’s electric distribution and transmission systems across the company’s service territory.

Purington brings more than 25 years of utility industry experience to PSNH, most recently serving as the Director of Electric Distribution at Central Maine Power (CMP). In that role, Purington managed CMP’s energy control center, oversaw all transmission and distribution system operations, and led large-scale emergency power restoration efforts.

PSNH Preparing for Storm

Manchester, NH (March 12, 2014) – Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) is keeping an eye on the weather forecast and preparing for the possibility of power outages associated with a storm that promises to deliver a variety of elements. The storm will impact the state overnight Wednesday and into Thursday, and is expected to include gusting winds and a mix of rain, sleet, ice, and snow.
The latest forecast is calling for the storm to begin today as rain in southern portions of the state, snow in the north, and a mixture in between. All areas of the state are expected to experience snow overnight. Wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour are anticipated in southern areas of the state. Icy conditions are expected Thursday as the storm pulls away and temperatures drop, resulting in a ‘flash freeze’ on roadways and sidewalks.

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How does the power get to my home?

We all see the power lines in our neighborhoods and on our way to work every day, but where do they go—and where do they come from?

Electricity generated from PSNH starts at one of our 13 power plants. We have three fossil fuel-fired generating plants, one wood-burning unit, and nine hydroelectric facilities.

PSNH Launches Residential Home Energy Report Pilot Program

Manchester, NH (February 25, 2014) – Starting this month, PSNH will send up to 25,000 residential customers their first personalized Home Energy Report, a new, innovative tool providing customers with essential information designed to help them improve the energy efficiency in their homes and save on monthly electricity bills. The pilot program will be in place for at least 12 months.

“The Home Energy Reports are part of our latest efforts to support energy efficiency among our customers,” said Thomas Belair, Manager, PSNH Energy Efficiency Services. “Customers receiving the reports will have greater insight into their energy usage, creating awareness of ways to use energy more efficiently while saving money on their monthly electricity bills.”

PSNH Crews in NYC

Utility Assists in Power Restoration Effort

After helping restore power to New York City residents, a crew of Public Service of New Hampshire workers returned Sunday to New Hampshire.

The PSNH staff members performed work on underground power distribution lines in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens over the past week. Numerous power outages had occurred there recently as a result of damage caused by salt used to treat roads and sidewalks.

PSNH line worker loads a utility truck headed for New York

Underground Line Crews to Assist Con Edison

PSNH line workers who specialize in work on underground lines will travel to New York City Saturday to assist Con Edison with ongoing power restoration efforts.

Recent winter storms have caused numerous outages after salt used to treat roads and sidewalks has caused damage to underground power distribution lines. The salt damage has resulted in outages impacting some individual homes and entire buildings.