Dunkin’ Donuts, Eversource, National Grid Develop Energy Program

Dunkin’ Brands Group – the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee shops and Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops – Eversource and National Grid have developed the Dunkin’ Brands Energy Management Program. The companies are cooperating to identify energy efficiency operations at Dunkin’ franchises locations within the … Read more…

In Martha’s Vineyard a New Airport Energy Plan Gets Off the Ground

Hoping to save money over the next 25 years, the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Commission voted on September 8 to buy the bulk of the retail electricity for the island’s airfield from a New York private equity fund that develops solar power facilities, according to a report in the local Vineyard Gazette.

New Hampshire Town Resists Door-to-Door Sales

When a Clearview Energy representative showed up on his home’s doorstep, one resident of Laconia, New Hampshire – a town with a population of 16,000 situated near Lake Winnipesaukee – promptly filed a complaint with New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster (D), the local Laconia Daily Sun reported on August 19.

Heated Debate Ignites Over Ratepayer Costs As Eversource Files on Pipeline Project

Eversource – New Hampshire’s largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns – filed with the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on February 18 (Docket  DE-16-241) for approval to buy and sell natural gas from a proposed … Read more…

Could Ratepayers Foot the Bill for New Hampshire’s Pipelines?

A January 19 order (Docket No. IR 15-124, Order No. 25,860) by the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has opened the door to Eversource and other electric distribution companies [EDCs] in the Granite State to buy capacity off any natural gas pipeline in the … Read more…

Connecticut Consumer Counsel Warns That REPs are Fleecing Ratepayers

Connecticut Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz is advising state residents and business owners who currently purchase their electricity from third-party retail electric providers (REPs) to take a close look at their invoices this month. Data provided to the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) demonstrates … Read more…

New Hampshire Launches Retail Electric Shopping Website

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) launched a shopping portal on October 7 that provides ratepayers statewide with a site at which they can compare the products and prices offered by competitive retail electric power suppliers. The website will solve a pressing problem, according … Read more…

NH City to Save $500,000 Annually with LED Streetlights

NH City to Save $500,000 Annually with LED Streetlights

Siemens has reached the halfway point in its streetlight retrofit project for the City of Manchester, New Hampshire, having installed over 4,500 energy efficient LEDs. The full project installation of 9,000 new LED streetlights, nearly a month ahead of schedule, will result in over $500,000 … Read more…

New England Energy Customers Catch a Break

Over the past two winters, New Englanders have seen soaring electricity prices as a result of a sustained natural gas shortage. Last winter, liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies helped mitigate supply shortages. That led to a drop in wholesale electricity prices, but utility rates remained … Read more…

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