electricity 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 ISO New England: The Challenges Of Meeting Our Region’s Energy Needs http://nhpr.org/post/iso-new-england-challenges-meeting-our-region-s-energy-needs <p>The New England Independent System Operator (or ISO) has a seemingly simple job: to keep the lights on, and the power running. &nbsp;But behind this goal are the many hurdles of operating the region’s electric grid. Through the peaks of summer air-conditioning and winter cold snaps, the system must remain always ready for spikes in demand. Thu, 29 May 2014 09:40:00 +0000 The Exchange 49310 at http://nhpr.org ISO New England: The Challenges Of Meeting Our Region’s Energy Needs Air Conditioning Options http://nhpr.org/post/air-conditioning-options <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Now that hot weather is coming, I want to upgrade my home’s A/C. Which are the most energy-saving models and should I go central air or window units?</strong></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>-- Jackie Smith, Cary, NC</em></p><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30252 at http://nhpr.org Air Conditioning Options PSNH Files to Adjust Rates http://nhpr.org/post/psnh-files-adjust-rates <p>Public Service of New Hampshire <a href="http://www.psnh.com/MediaCenter/Press-Releases/2012-Press-Releases/PSNH-Files-for-Reduction-in-Energy-Charge.aspx">has asked for a change </a>in how much it charges consumers for electricity.</p><p>PSNH asked the Public Utilities Commission for a ten percent decrease in the price it charges for electricity.&nbsp;But any savings consumers might see would be eaten up by a simultaneous increase in the Stranded Cost Recovery charge.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 19:17:22 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 4210 at http://nhpr.org PSNH Files to Adjust Rates Northern Pass May Face Right of Way Legal Battle http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-may-face-right-way-legal-battle <p>Much of the battle over the Northern Pass hydro-electric project has focused on cutting a new route through the forests of the North Country.</p><p>Northern&nbsp;Pass&nbsp;intends to use 140 miles of existing right of way for much of the remainder of the project.</p><p>That may not be as easy as it sounds.</p><p>NHPR&#39;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It takes maybe five minutes &ndash; including crossing a large brook on a narrow board &ndash; for Kris Pastoriza to reach&nbsp;the right-of-way that cuts through her wooded land in Easton.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:07:37 +0000 Chris Jensen 2923 at http://nhpr.org Northern Pass May Face Right of Way Legal Battle Study Shows RGGI Saves Consumers Money http://nhpr.org/post/study-shows-rggi-saves-consumers-money <p>The&nbsp;Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative faces an uncertain future in some states. New Jersey plans to end its participation and New Hampshire has considered legislation that would do the same.</p><p>But&nbsp;a new<a href="http://www.analysisgroup.com/uploadedFiles/Publishing/Articles/Economic_Impact_RGGI_Report.pdf"> analysis </a>shows the carbon dioxide cap and trade program has saved consumers money and created jobs. Under the program, power producers buy pollution allowances at auction for each ton of carbon dioxide they emit.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:29:06 +0000 Amy Quinton 432 at http://nhpr.org