Tag Archives: Biomass

No Longer Secret: Berlin Biomass Plant $52.3M Cost To Consumers

Eversource customers paid $52.3 million more than necessary between November of 2013 and last April due to a controversial contract between the utility and the biomass-burning Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin. | Keep Reading at InDepthNH

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PUC Sides With Public’s Right-to-know On Eversource $100 Million Question

In an order issued Tuesday, the state’s Public Utilities Commission rejected Eversource’s request to keep secret how much extra consumers are paying for electricity from a biomass plant in Berlin. “We find the public’s interest in reviewing the information outweighs the interests … Continue reading

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Eversource seeks to conceal Berlin biomass plant fiscal info

Eversource is asking the state’s Public Utilities Commission not to disclose an estimate of when consumers will have paid $100 million extra for the electricity the company buys from the Burgess BioPower plant in Berlin. The information would provide a … Continue reading

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House easily passes biomass industry-backed energy bill

“When the state mandates the purchase of a certain kind of energy, like biomass, at an over-market rate, they’re not making the cost per kilowatt-hour go down. It will go up. This is exactly the opposite of what’s needed to … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Jobs Were Promised But Where Are They?

One of the promises made by the developers of the proposed biomass plant in Berlin was the creation of 200 jobs in the trucking and logging business, mostly in the North Country. But finding them is hard. More… *| Berlin Daily … Continue reading

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State Using PUC and Eversource to Prop up The North Country

New Hampshire Business review has an enlightening–though not surprising–article today about how a PUC-approved contract from 2011 requires Eversource customers to prop up the NH timber industry and the Berlin Biomass Plant. More… | GraniteGrok

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Saving N.H. Biomass Would Boost State’s Forestry Industry

Members of the timber industry were in the state capitol today, arguing for the passage of a bill that would support the state’s struggling biomass industry. New Hampshire has 6 biomass plants.  The plants convert wood waste products to energy, … Continue reading

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