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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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New Hampshire Shuts Down Renewables Rebate Programs ‘Until Further Notice’

Citing budget constraints and an influx of waitlisted applications, New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently announced the temporary closure of the state’s Residential Solar and Wind Rebate Program and Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program. | More… |NA Windpower.com  

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Public Utilities Commission Says – More Green Pork

This past Friday, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) lifted the so-called cap on net metering.  I explained net metering, and the “cap’” in a prior post, which I partially reproduce below.  In a nutshell, net metering forces electricity … Continue reading

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NH Utility Regulators Lift Cap on Net Metering For Residents With Solar-Powered Homes

State utility regulators decided to remove the limits on how much surplus energy owners of solar panels can sell back into the grid. This highly anticipated decision is expected to have a significant impact on the growing solar industry in … Continue reading

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Northern Pass Clears Another Regulatory Hurdle

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has given permission for a 192-mile high-voltage transmission line to cross 61 parcels, finding it would be safe and wouldn’t infringe on the public’s use. The Northern Pass project cleared … 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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NH House panel shelves long-term power deal legislation

The House Science, Technology and Energy Committee voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to retain Senate Bill 128, a bill that would have enabled Eversource to purchase power for its New Hampshire customers over Northern Pass transmission lines. The action puts off any … Continue reading

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PUC will not reconsider Eversource deal for buying a portion of Northern Pass’s power

Eversource has lost its bid to have the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its decision to reject a proposed power purchase agreement that would have allowed Eversource to buy some of Northern Pass’s power and offer it at a lower-than-market … Continue reading

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This Week Has Seen Major Setbacks For Eversource, Northern Pass.

The month of March hasn’t been good to Northern Pass and its parent company, Eversource. First, there were the conflicting media reports that its Canadian partner, Hydro-Québec (HQ), isn’t paying for any part of the hydroelectric transmission line in New Hampshire. … Continue reading

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