PSNH http://nhpr.org en PSNH Customers Again Trickling To Competitors During Spring Months http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-customers-again-trickling-competitors-during-spring-months <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to new numbers filed with the state’s Public Utilities Commission, a little less than 56 percent of the electricity sold to consumers in the service territory of the state’s largest utility, Public Service of New Hampshire, came from competitive suppliers. That number peaked at 58 percent last October before dropping to 49 percent in February thanks to soaring winter electric market prices.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:36:53 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 52074 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Customers Again Trickling To Competitors During Spring Months PSNH Energy Rates To Rise, Delivery Rates to Fall http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-energy-rates-rise-delivery-rates-fall <p>Customers of the state’s largest electric utility are set to get a tiny reprieve in their bills. Public Service of New Hampshire’s latest rate filing forecasts the average customer will save 31 cents a month, despite rising energy costs.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:33:37 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 50321 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Energy Rates To Rise, Delivery Rates to Fall 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 Report: PSNH Plants Would Be Worth Little On Open Market http://nhpr.org/post/report-psnh-plants-would-be-worth-little-open-market <p>An <a href="http://www.puc.state.nh.us/Electric/PUBLIC%20VERSION%20PSNH%20Asset%20Valuation%20Report_FINAL.pdf">independent assessment</a> commissioned by electrical regulators has released a preliminary report that finds some of Public Service of New Hampshire’s fossil-fired plants hold little market value. The report agrees with what staff at the Public Utilities Commission said last year.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:24:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 46100 at http://nhpr.org Report: PSNH Plants Would Be Worth Little On Open Market Cold Weather To Boost PSNH Bid To Hang On To Power Plants http://nhpr.org/post/cold-weather-boost-psnh-bid-hang-power-plants <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This winter’s cold weather has proven a boon to Public Service of New Hampshire and its customers. Spikes in the price of natural gas have lifted regional electric prices, making </span>PSNH’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rates competitive again.</span></p><p></p><p>PSNH<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says during most of the winter it was able to more cheaply produce electricity using its fleet of power plants than buying it on the open market and this saved the company $115 million dollars, savings which will be passed on to customers.</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:40:24 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 45619 at http://nhpr.org Cold Weather To Boost PSNH Bid To Hang On To Power Plants Can Utilities 'Nudge' Consumers To Use Less Electricity? http://nhpr.org/post/can-utilities-nudge-consumers-use-less-electricity <p>Public Service of New Hampshire is an energy utility – but it’s about to try an experiment in psychology, <a href="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/granitegeek/1030113-468/psnh-tries-a-little-experimentation-to-see.html" target="_blank">which it hopes might prompt consumers to use less electricity</a>.</p><p>It's known as "nudging," and to explain how it works we turn to <strong>David Brooks</strong>, who writes the weekly GraniteGeek science column for the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:52:53 +0000 Brady Carlson 44531 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Crews Return After Working To Restore Power in NYC http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-crews-return-after-working-restore-power-nyc <p></p><p>Public Service of New Hampshire crews working to restore power to New York City residents returned to the Granite State on Sunday.</p><p></p><p>The PSNH crews worked on underground power lines in Queens and Brooklyn over the past week.</p><p>The two boroughs had experienced power outages as a result of damage caused by salt used to treat roads and sidewalks.</p><p>The workers from New Hampshire were part of a larger contingent from Northeast Utilities, the parent company of PSNH, to help with repairs in New York City.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:57:59 +0000 Michael Brindley 44039 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Crews Return After Working To Restore Power in NYC Groups Agree: Time To Decide What To Do With PSNH Plants http://nhpr.org/post/groups-agree-time-decide-what-do-psnh-plants <p>The New Hampshire House appears poised to send the question of whether the state's largest utility should sell its power plants to regulators.</p><p>In 2012, lawmakers tried to force PSNH to sell its power plants outright, but that effort stalled in the New Hampshire house. So this time around they’ve written a bill that asks the Public Utilities Commission to rule on whether that sale would eventually lower electric rates.</p><p>That bill got near unanimous support during a committee hearing Thursday, including from PSNH itself.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:59:42 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 43901 at http://nhpr.org ISO-NE Approves Northern Pass Interconnectivity http://nhpr.org/post/iso-ne-approves-northern-pass-interconnectivity <p>The hydroelectric power line project known as the Northern Pass has passed a major regulatory hurdle Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:47:08 +0000 Ryan Lessard 41033 at http://nhpr.org ISO-NE Approves Northern Pass Interconnectivity Energy Retailer PPG Suspended, Customers To Pay Original Provider Rates http://nhpr.org/post/energy-retailer-ppg-suspended-customers-pay-original-provider-rates <p>ISO New England, the region’s energy grid operator, has suspended the independent supplier <a href="https://www.peoplespower.com/index.php">People’s Power and Gas.</a> 5,700 Granite State customers who turned to PPG for lower rates will be automatically switched to prices set by Public Service of New Hampshire.</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:48:02 +0000 Ryan Lessard 40809 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Hotline Looks To Encourage Electric Car Buyers http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-hotline-looks-encourage-electric-car-buyers <p></p><p>Today Public Service of New Hampshire launched its Electric Vehicle Hotline, where consumers can find out about electric cars currently on the market. The move comes as electric car sales have begun to pick up, and utilities see those drivers as a sales opportunity.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:45:20 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 39419 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Hotline Looks To Encourage Electric Car Buyers Lawmakers Look To Keep The Door Open To PSNH Action http://nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-look-keep-door-open-psnh-action <p></p><p>Since June New Hampshire lawmakers have been grappling with what to do about the persistently above market cost of electricity at the state&rsquo;s largest utility, Public Service of New Hampshire. Now the legislative committee wants advice from regulators to see if selling PSNH&rsquo;s power plants is the solution, but that advice may be slow in coming.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:22:32 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 36896 at http://nhpr.org Lawmakers Look To Keep The Door Open To PSNH Action Resort Sues Northern Pass Over Right-Of-Way http://nhpr.org/post/resort-sues-northern-pass-over-right-way <p>A Campton resort is suing the Northern Pass, claiming it has no right to use an existing Public Service of New Hampshire right-of-way for larger transmission towers.</p><p>The <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/nhpr/files/201310/owl%27s_nest_v_npt.pdf">suit </a>was filed in Grafton County Superior Court by the owners of The Owl&rsquo;s Nest Resort &amp; Golf Club.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:50:47 +0000 Chris Jensen 36482 at http://nhpr.org Resort Sues Northern Pass Over Right-Of-Way Outlines Of Plan For PSNH Power-Plants Begin To Emerge http://nhpr.org/post/outlines-plan-psnh-power-plants-begin-emerge <p>New Hampshire lawmakers say new leadership at Public Service of New Hampshire has brought a change of tone. For policy-makers this as a welcome development as they seek a solution to the steady bleed of customers from the state&rsquo;s largest utility.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:28:34 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 35924 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Announces New President http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-announces-new-president <p>A top official at Connecticut Light and Power will become the next president of Public Service of New Hampshire. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:29:14 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 34857 at http://nhpr.org