environment

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.

Eastman Falls Hydro

Q. What is green energy and how can I support it?

This is a great question and a very important topic. “Green” or renewable energy is energy that comes from a source that is continually replenished; some examples are sunlight, wind, and water. If you purchase energy from PSNH, you’ll be happy to know that a portion of your electricity was generated at the company’s nine hydroelectric plants, Northern Wood Power (a biomass unit), and other local renewable power developers like Iberdrola’s Lempster wind power project. But what if you want to go a bit further?

Grading remediated

A cooperative environmental project involving PSNH, parent company Northeast Utilities (NU), the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, and officials from the City of Keene has reached the finish line after a seven-year marathon.

An Ayers Island osprey

Three osprey chicks were hatched and are being raised at the nest adjacent to the PSNH Ayers Island hydroelectric facility. The birds can be viewed on a streaming web camera.

This season marks the ninth year we’ve been watching the ospreys at Ayers Island. They first arrived in 2004 and, after getting settled in the first year, successfully raised the first two Ayers Island ospreys in 2005. Since then, a total of 16 ospreys have been born, making it one of the most productive nests in the Lakes Region.

Jonathan teaching about CCS

The weather is warm, the kids are out of school, so it’s the perfect time to once again Discover the Power of Parks, presented by New Hampshire State Parks in collaboration with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), and made possible by financial support from PSNH. Programs include guided hikes, interpretive tours, and imaginative environmental workshops for children and families at Monadnock, Franconia Notch, Greenfield, and White Lake state parks.

dishwasher

The low-snow winter and dry spring have made water a precious resource in New England during the warmer weather months. Here are 10 tips for using less water so that there’s more to go around for everyone:

By now, most people know that using energy efficient products, like compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) can lower their monthly electric bills. To help customers save even more money, NHSaves—the utility-sponsored energy efficiency collaborative—has again published a catalog of discounted energy efficient lighting products both in print and online.

Merrimack Station

The installation of a "scrubber" has significantly reduced mercury and sulfur emissions at Merrimack Station in Bow, according to a progress report recently filed by Public Service of New Hampshire with the NH Public Utilities Commission (PUC).