Community News

Dealing with damage left in the wake of a major storm is a big part of PSNH’s power restoration efforts. One of the most significant challenges in recent years occurred last August when Tropical Storm Irene not only downed trees and limbs, it also washed out roads and left behind tons of debris from overflowing streams and rivers.

Robert Krey and the Hitchner team

A PSNH energy-efficieny incentives rebate is helping Hitchiner Manufacturing of Milford continue its commitment to company-wide “green goals.” The company recently installed a new compressed air system, designed to significantly reduce electrical usage, at Hitchiner’s Gas Turbine Operation division.

Every year, the PSNH Women's Committee purchases gifts for residents from seven local nursing homes who would not otherwise receive gifts during the holiday season.

New Hampshire’s long and cold winters can mean increased energy costs for many residents and businesses, but energy efficiency incentives offered by PSNH through the nhsaves@work New Equipment and Construction program is helping the newly opened Idlehurst Elementary School in Somersworth save thousands of energy dollars annually.

From big industry representatives to municipal officials, many of PSNH’s largest commercial and governmental accounts packed the Derryfield Country Club recently for a seminar exploring LED (light-emitting diode) solutions as an energy-saving alternative to traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting in the workplace.

PSNH employees, in support of the New Hampshire Food Bank, are looking to raise $2,250 to feed 150 families during the holidays.

Continuing a tradition, PSNH will once again contribute to Santa Fund campaigns organized and run by the New Hampshire Union Leader, the Derry News, and the Nashua Telegraph—covering the state’s largest, second largest, and fourth largest communities.

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.