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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s New President Discusses Her Plans for Addressing High Energy Bills and Role in Diversifying the Energy Field

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative’s incoming president Alyssa Clemson Roberts spoke with the New Hampshire Bulletin about consumer concern for high energy bills and the cooperative’s plan to reduce market risk, as well as the importance of mentorship for diversifying the energy field from a male-dominant space.


The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative will receive $50 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to extend fiber-optic broadband to unserved and underserved communities in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative to Expand Broadband

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative is planning a broadband expansion to over 30 towns in rural parts of Grafton County, NH, to an estimated 16,500 people. The project is expected to start in early summer 2022 and be completed in 18 months.

Cooperative Turns on Battery Storage Facility

The first large standalone battery storage facility in New Hampshire has been turned on by the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative alongside its solar farm. The 2.45-megawatt battery project, the largest in New Hampshire, was developed in partnership with Engie, the North American arm of a French energy firm.

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Expands Broadband Access

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative expanded broadband service to nearly 900 members in December. The expansion was supported by a $6.7 million grant from the state’s Connecting New Hampshire Emergency Broadband Program.

NHEC Votes to Help Members Access Internet

The board of directors of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), which serves 84,000 homes and businesses, has voted to pursue providing high-speed internet access for members.

New Hampshire Coop Members Reject Broadband Bylaws Change

In a 4,599 to 2,539 vote this week, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. failed to meet the two-thirds majority required to amend its bylaws to include facilitation of broadband access in its mission statement. The board opposed the amendment but indicated they were interested in broadband generally.

New Hampshire Electric Coop to Receive FEMA Funds

The New Hampshire Electric Coop will receive $2.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a result of costs from storms and floods. FEMA’s Public Assistance Program helps reimburse communities for action taken in response and recovery to disaster.

New Hampshire Cooperative Seeking FEMA Reimbursement

President Trump has granted a request for a major disaster declaration in Belknap County, New Hampshire and elsewhere for an October 29, 2017 – November 1, 2017 storm that brought flooding rains and damaging winds. The declaration will free up funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to government entities and some private nonprofits for up to 75 percent of the...

Electric Coop Completing Construction on New Hampshire’s Largest Solar Array

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NHEC) is working to complete construction on a $5 million solar electric array by the end of the year. Once completed, the 2 MW system will include 7,200 panels and is expected to save NHEC members nearly $300,000 a year.