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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...

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...

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...

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...