Press Release

PSNH Suggests Energy Efficiency as First Line of Defense Against Winter Energy Costs

Manchester, NH. (October 15, 2014) – With the chill of winter fast approaching, PSNH wants customers to know there are several options available to reduce the amount of energy they use to help keep bills in check. Besides these energy efficiency options, the company also offers budget billing, as well as savings programs specifically designed for income-eligible customers.

“We support our customers’ efforts to manage their energy costs,” said Penni Conner, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Northeast Utilities, PSNH’s parent company. “Our energy efficiency programs are designed to help folks reduce their usage, tighten-up their homes, and ensure every energy dollar is spent effectively.”

Because now is the best time to begin taking action to prepare for winter energy costs, PSNH is proactively reaching out to customers with helpful suggestions.

Inaugural “Plug-In” at Redhook Brewery

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (September 16, 2014) – Green drivers in the Seacoast area now have a new location to power up their electric vehicles with the publically-available EV charging station unveiled today at the Redhook Brewery at the Pease International Tradeport.

Redhook, thanks to a partnership with Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), is making this charging station available to the public, free of charge! Redhook has also purchased Renewable Energy Credits to offset the electricity used by the station as well as the rest of the facility, making the Brewery one of the greenest places to be seen on the Seacoast.

PSNH Anticipates Stable Energy Charge

Manchester, NH (September 16, 2014) –Public Service of New Hampshire is anticipating its energy charge will drop slightly next year, but cautioned that the regional energy market remains extremely volatile. The company is not requesting a rate change at this time, but in a forecast filed this week with state regulators, PSNH said it expects a two to three percent reduction in its Energy Service Charge on January 1st. The rate forecast will be updated with the most current numbers in a December filing with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC).

It’s National Preparedness Month

MANCHESTER, N.H. (September 9, 2014) – September is National Preparedness Month and with the height of Atlantic hurricane season upon us, Public Service of New Hampshire is reminding customers that now is the time to prepare for emergencies.

“We don’t know exactly what Mother Nature has in store this fall and the coming winter, but by working together we can be better prepared to respond,” said Joe Purington, PSNH Vice President of Electric Operations. “We focus year-round on emergency preparedness. We’ve focused on our processes and our use of technology to improve storm restoration, and we have also worked with the municipalities we serve and community organizations to be a trusted partner in emergency preparedness and response.”

Right of Way Trimming Begins in August

Manchester, NH (July 18, 2014) – As part of scheduled maintenance work and in an effort to improve reliability, Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) will trim and clear an existing power distribution right of way that runs from the Lost Nation substation in Groveton to West Stewartstown. The right of way also passes through the communities of Stratford, Columbia, and Colebrook.

Durgin and Crowell Lumber Recognized as “State Champion” of Energy Efficiency

MANCHESTER, N.H. (June 24, 2014) – Public Service of New Hampshire customer Durgin and Crowell Lumber Company has been recognized by Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) for its outstanding efforts to advance energy efficiency. The company, based in Springfield, New Hampshire, was named a 2014 “Northeast Business Leader for Energy Efficiency” and “Business Leader State Champion” at the Northeast Energy Efficiency Summit held recently in Newport, Rhode Island.

PSNH nominated Durgin and Crowell Lumber for the NEEP awards after working with the company on a number of projects aimed at utilizing energy more efficiently to reduce overall consumption and costs.

Durgin and Crowell

Collins Named PSNH Media Specialist

MANCHESTER, N.H. (June 20, 2014) – Public Service of New Hampshire has named Lauren Collins Media Specialist. In that role, Collins will be responsible for media relations and serving as a company spokesperson. She assumes the role held by Michael Skelton, who was recently named to head the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

PSNH Requests Overall Rate Reduction

Manchester, NH (June 16, 2014) – A reduction in overall rates for Public Service of New Hampshire customers is expected beginning July 1st. PSNH has asked regulators to make a series of adjustments to various charges. If all of the requested changes are made, an average residential customer will see a monthly bill reduction of about three-tenths of a percent.

PSNH’s charges are set by state regulators to reflect the company’s actual costs. In its recent filing with the NH Public Utilities Commission, PSNH has requested reductions in its Distribution, Transmission, and Stranded Cost Recovery charges, and a slight increase in its Energy Service charge—to reflect higher energy costs experienced during the winter period.

PSNH Prepares for Summer Spikes, Seasonal Storms

Manchester, NH (June 9, 2014)—With summer nearly upon us, Public Service of New Hampshire is letting customers know the company is prepared for the annual spike in electricity use and onset of seasonal storms that come with the hot weather. As increasing temperatures prompt heightened use of air conditioning in homes and businesses, demand for electricity across New England is historically at its highest during the summer months. And, with hurricane season officially here, this is also the time of year when more frequent storms could pose a threat to the electric grid.

PSNH Provides July Rate Estimate

Manchester, NH (May 2, 2014) –Public Service of New Hampshire today filed with state regulators its estimate of rate adjustments that may be necessary on July 1st. The company is not now requesting a change but, based primarily on volatile energy market costs, an increase of about two percent to average overall rates is anticipated.

The company is forecasting an Energy Service rate of 9.98 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) effective July 1st, compared to its current Energy Service rate of 9.23 cents/kWh. The anticipated change in the Energy Service rate is due mainly to higher energy market prices experienced during the recent winter months, and the forecast of higher market prices for the remainder of the year. The anticipated Energy Service rate increase will be somewhat offset by an expected decrease in the company’s Stranded Cost Recovery Charge.