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Monday - 7:30 p.m. - Like many of our New Hampshire customers, PSNH crews and support personnel at this hour are awaiting the arrival of a potentially crippling and historic snow storm.

If power outages do result, restoration work will begin as soon as conditions allow.

PSNH Prepares for Expected Blizzard Conditions

MANCHESTER, NH (January 26, 2015) – As a potentially crippling and historic snow storm with blizzard-like conditions is expected in New Hampshire Monday and Tuesday, Public Service of New Hampshire is preparing to address any storm-related power outages. The significant snowfall and high winds predicted can bring down trees and limbs, threatening the company’s electric system. Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of prolonged outages that may result from the storm.

The company is pre-staging employees and materials in locations across the state, and is preparing vehicles for safe travel on slippery roads and in poor weather conditions. In addition to PSNH's line workers and New Hampshire based contractors and tree crews, the company has also secured additional outside crews.

The NH Public Utilities Commission today issued separate orders regarding our motion to suspend two ongoing proceedings. 

The commisson granted a "stay" of a docket focused on the recovery of costs associated with an emission reduction system (scrubber) at Merrimack Station in Bow. 

CL&P, NSTAR, PSNH, WMECO & Yankee Gas to all adopt new name

HARTFORD, Conn. and BOSTON, Mass. (January 7, 2015)—Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), which operates New England’s largest energy delivery company, today announced it will begin doing business under the new brand name of Eversource Energy on February 2nd.

New Hampshire regulators today issued a series of orders that collectively will result in a monthly bill increase of about six percent for an average PSNH residential customer.

December 26, 2014 -  PSNH today asked state regulators to “Stay” two ongoing proceedings related to the company’s power generation facilities. The request to the N.H.

PSNH Energy Rate Filing Updated

Manchester, NH (December 15, 2014) – Public Service of New Hampshire today filed with state regulators a request to adjust its Energy Service Charge Rate on January 1st. The company is seeking an energy charge rate increase to 10.56 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) from the current 9.87 cents/kWh. The request is not final; it must be approved by the N.H. Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC).

A main cause of the energy charge adjustment is the increase in the cost of fuel and energy needed to meet overall customer demand.  The filing includes a migration forecast that anticipates a number of customers currently served by independent energy suppliers returning to PSNH during periods of high market prices in order to save money.

PSNH Returns the Favor

MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 11, 2014) – More than two dozen PSNH personnel from all over the state, including line workers, supervisors, and support staff headed to Vermont this morning in response to a call for mutual aid from Green Mountain Power (GMP).

Just two weeks after GMP crews helped New Hampshire recover from the state’s fourth largest power outage, the Green Mountain State is now in restoration mode. This week’s nor’easter blanketed Vermont with heavy, wet snow, leaving customers without power across the service area.

PSNH is Prepared for Stormy Weather

MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 8, 2014) - We are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast today, and we are fully prepared to work to restore power should the snow, ice or wind impact our system and cause outages. The weather forecast is calling for a mix of rain, sleet, ice and snow beginning Tuesday, and increasing winds Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
All PSNH employees have been alerted to the potential for power restoration activity and are ready to respond if necessary.

In addition to our own PSNH line workers, we are pre-staging dozens of independent contractor line workers who will be ready to help restore power if necessary. The company also has about 180 New Hampshire–based tree workers in place and available to help clear roadways and power lines of trees and limbs, should the storm bring any down.

9 AM – PSNH System Restoration Efforts Substantially Complete

MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 30, 2014) – Thanks to the tireless work of more than 1,500 line workers and tree specialists, assisted by thousands of support personnel, PSNH is confident the vast majority of customers will have their power back by the end of the day. This is 24-hours ahead of the company’s original estimate and means a return to normal for most customers, including local schools and businesses, by Monday morning. Revised town-by-town restoration estimates are posted on our website to reflect the progress.

“We are pleased to have achieved substantial completion of our system restoration efforts ahead of our original estimate,” said William Quinlan, President and COO of PSNH. “We are committed to work tirelessly until every customer is restored. We greatly appreciate our customers’ understanding as we work to repair the damage caused by the fourth largest storm in our history.”

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