utilities http://nhpr.org en PSNH Anticipates Rate Hike For Customers http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-anticipates-rate-hike-customers <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hampshire’s largest utility estimates customers will see a two percent average rate hike this year. &nbsp;<a href="https://www.psnh.com/" target="_blank">Public Service of New Hampshire</a> filed its rate adjustment forecast with the Public Utilities Commission Friday. &nbsp;</span>PSNH<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says higher energy prices over the winter and continued volatility in the market could translate into higher power bills. &nbsp;The utility has not yet requested a rate change from the PUC. Mon, 05 May 2014 13:48:17 +0000 Amanda Loder 47906 at http://nhpr.org Snowstorm: Who's Reporting Power Outages? http://nhpr.org/post/snowstorm-whos-reporting-power-outages <p>Today's snowstorm is set to drop two to four inches across most of the state by tonight.&nbsp; The Seacoast could see up to six inches.&nbsp; While it's a slower-moving storm than Nemo two weeks ago, numerous power outages have been reported.&nbsp; By 12:25 pm, these are the communities that have been impacted most.</p><p><strong>PSNH: </strong>2,747</p> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:24:37 +0000 Amanda Loder 22529 at http://nhpr.org Utility Merger Could Impact Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/utility-merger-could-impact-northern-pass <p>After 18&nbsp;months of federal and state review, Northeast Utilities has completed a&nbsp;$5-billion&nbsp;purchase of Boston-based NStar. The deal makes PSNH&rsquo;s parent company the largest utility in New England.</p><p>During&nbsp;a conference call, CEO Tom May said the acquisition would help his company pursue the Northern Pass project.</p><p>&quot;The new NU will, because of the financial strength of the combined companies, actually have credit rating upgrades, which should make it a lot easier to finance this project,&quot; said May.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:46:13 +0000 Todd Bookman 3041 at http://nhpr.org Major Business and City Leaders Oppose Move To Get PSNH To Sell Power Plants http://nhpr.org/post/major-business-and-city-leaders-oppose-move-get-psnh-sell-power-plants <p>A house<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1238.html" target="_blank"> bill</a> that would consider giving the Public Utilities Commission authority to force <a href="http://www.psnh.com/For-My-Home.aspx" target="_blank">PSNH</a> to sell its power plants to open up market competition is getting vocal opposition from business leaders and mayors in the state.</p><p>Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier says the move will raise electric rates&nbsp;and scare businesses away from his community.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:16:26 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 2766 at http://nhpr.org Major Business and City Leaders Oppose Move To Get PSNH To Sell Power Plants