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Keene State College has received $150,000 in incentive rebates from PSNH through its New Equipment and Construction program for energy-efficient equipment installed in the new Technology, Design, and Safety (TDS) Center. The College installed energy-efficient heating, ventilation, lighting, and air conditioning systems that brought the TDS Center to the highest standard for energy efficiency in new construction, qualifying it for LEED Platinum certification.


On December 10, Tilton Area Work Center employees Pam Paquette, Kim Smith, Josh Mazzei, Donna Keeley and Santa Claus (Bill Steff) visited residents at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton and brought hundreds of donations that were collected throughout PSNH. The annual outreach originated with working foreman Marc St. Cyr, a retired Air National Guard M/Sgt. Marc is an officer with VFW Post 1631 in Concord, and part of their mission is dedicated to serving our veterans.  

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.

Glenn Couture

The photos on the walls in PSNH’s Pittsfield Training Center cafeteria are so numerous and colorful, you barely notice that there are tables and chairs, too. It’s a “wall of fame” of PSNH line crews over the years, and Glenn Couture, supervisor of Training and Methods (pictured), is proud of the fact that, though off the beaten track, the road to field worker excellence at PSNH since 2006 has gone through this small community northeast of Concord.

Steve Fuller

When Steve Fuller, PSNH’s new manager of Safety and Health, moved out of his parents’ house when he was 17 and moved into the Bellows Falls, Vermont firehouse, he had visions of one day becoming a full-time professional firefighter. But the voice of an influential friend, a change of course while at college, and an impressionable internship with a PSNH veteran changed everything.

A creative solution by employees at PSNH’s Tilton area work center helped get power restored on an island on Lake Winnisquam following a May storm.

Paul Hausmann

Paul Hausmann, PSNH Account Executive in Keene, not only works with large accounts in the company’s Western/Central division, he also works with many non-profits making a difference in those communities.

Several PSNH employees gathered together to package up Douglas fir seedlings that are destined to be planted by kids around the western and central region of New Hampshire.

The following letter from the Keene Senior Center was sent to PSNH Western/Central Division community relations manager Sue Blothenburg, in appreciation for PSNH’s response to a recent power-related incident: