PSNH packages what's owed under NH restructuring mandate into security to raise $636M sooner than later
The utility is in the process of auctioning off its 15 fossil fuel and hydroelectric power plants in order to comply with a state law stripping it of its monopoly on generation. Its regulator has authorized a restructuring charge on electricity...
Date: Apr 26, 2018
EPA's biomass position treats wood as carbon-neutral fuel
The Environmental Protection Agency says it will treat wood fuels from managed forests as carbon-neutral. It could give New Hampshire's timber industry some long-term certainty.
Date: Apr 25, 2018
EPA joins the debate over whether burning wood is 'green'
I've written about it, and we hosted a Science Cafe NH in Concord about it. ... In New Hampshire, there is lots of argument over whether to continue subsidizing several wood-burning power plants in the North Country; the recently release 10-year...
Date: Apr 24, 2018
TransAlta: Opponents seek suspension of Antrim Wind Energy's construction certificate
In a request for declaratory judgment, 104 petitioners want regulators to address financing issues and if the sale of the project to a Canadian firm would impact the validity of the certificate and its conditions.
Date: Apr 20, 2018
NHPUC approves Northern Utilities peaking service demand charge from $35.51 to $89.47
On January 29, 2018, Northern filed a petition to increase the charge from $35.51 to $89.47 per MMBtu of Maximum Daily Peaking Quantity through the end of April 2018, effective March 1, 2018. Northern filed supporting tariff pages with its petition.
Date: Apr 19, 2018
Antrim Wind project may have a new owner
According to a press release by Canadian energy giant TransAlta, the company has agreed to purchase the Antrim project along with another wind farm ready for construction in Pennsylvania.
Date: Apr 18, 2018
Tesla Powerwall 2: A strange solution for New Hampshire's energy security woes
Liberty Utilities, one of the utility companies operating in Lebanon, has filed paperwork with the state public utilities commission (PUC) describing its plan to offer heavily subsidized battery packs to 300 households around Lebanon. The project...
Date: Apr 18, 2018
C-10 allowed to challenge Seabrook nuclear plant relicensing
SEABROOK - The nuclear watchdog group C-10, which monitors the NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant, will be allowed a hearing to challenge the plant's owners license amendment request.
Date: Apr 17, 2018
Two years after pipeline shelved, opposition groups continue fighting fossil fuel development
April 20 marks the two-year anniversary of the suspension of a plan to build a controversial natural gas pipeline that would have snaked through parts of the Monadnock Region.
Date: Apr 16, 2018
Tesla Powerwall is chosen for a virtual power plant in Lebanon
Tesla's Powerwall, a home battery pack, is gaining in popularity with electric utilities looking to create virtual power plants by adding energy storage capacity at the homes of their ratepayers. Now it is chosen as the battery pack to power a...
Date: Apr 08, 2018
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