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Electricity In New Hampshire

  • Population1,359,711
  • Total Consumption10,768,768 MWh / 7.92 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Equivalent Emissions1,992,734,479 kg
  • Total Production17,494,749 MWh / 12.87 MWh per capita
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Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Hampshire

New Hampshire residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Pricing:
Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.207/kWh$0.183/kWh$155.66/mo.$94.77/mo.
45th19.02¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New Hampshire
29th$120.89Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Hampshire Residents

Energy Profile of New Hampshire

New Hampshire's Electricity Prices and Usage

The average electricity rate in New Hampshire in 2021 is 19.02 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 42.72% higher than the US average of 13.33 cents. When shopping for electricity, residents have many choices to compare for their electricity provider due to the deregulated electricity market that exists in the state. The state has seen a 141.10% increase in the amount of electricity produced from the use of solar power within the last 12 months. Previously, 476,265.65 megawatt hours were generated in the state from wind power a year. However, now that total is 517,060.79 megawatt hours, a 8.57% increase. The state emits 1,465.56 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, which ranks it the 52nd worst polluting state per capita. Electricity generation plants in the state generate 62.46% more electricity than residents of the state use, meaning the excess electricity can be stored for later use or exported.

Electricity Providers in New Hampshire

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Eversource Energy18.52115.572,771,280513,360,405No DataIcon representing missing value.672,632,231.24
New Hampshire Electric19.59117.05513,430100,557,772No DataIcon representing missing value.123,831,436.2
Unitil18.21117.22477,34086,932,819No DataIcon representing missing value.128,693,561.42
Granite State Electric17.05118.88289,60849,369,211No DataIcon representing missing value.83,383,735.75
North American Power12.5177.01231,47028,949,500No DataIcon representing missing value.44,153,278.28
ENH Power12.2276.66188,58023,042,000No DataIcon representing missing value.88,614,845.84
Direct Energy10.1268.18148,52815,023,800No DataIcon representing missing value.33,293,020.75
Town Square Energy10.7762.7557,0446,143,900No DataIcon representing missing value.10,846,378.97
Wolfeboro Electric14.5394.4736,2965,274,900No DataIcon representing missing value.12,902,442.65
Constellation Energy8.4613231,8252,691,200No DataIcon representing missing value.373,471,356.97

Power Plants in New Hampshire

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SeabrookHudson Light and Power (0.08%)Taunton Municipal Light (0.10%)NextEra Energy Seabrook LLC (88.23%)Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (11.59%)
Nuclear 10,760,825166,161,737.6415.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Granite RidgeGranite Ridge Energy LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 3,265,8911,285,048,997.4393.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Essential Power Newington LLCEssential Power Newington LLC (100.00%)
Natural Gas 539,881221,315,236.06409.93YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Burgess BioPowerBerlin Station, LLC (100.00%)
Wood/Wood Waste Solids 538,914682,745,313.631,266.89No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
ComerfordGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 323,70419,960,497.3161.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
MerrimackGranite Shore Power (100.00%)
Coal 296,745314,547,163.341,059.99YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
S C MooreGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 241,09614,866,656.6361.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Granite Reliable Power
Wind 226,3606,445,150.7228.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Berlin GorhamGreat Lakes Hydro America LLC (100.00%)
Conventional Hydroelectric 138,4428,536,715.9961.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Groton Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Wind 121,7913,470,004.4228.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.

Quick Facts

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Residents of the state use over 10,700,000 megawatt hours for their electricity needs, ranking New Hampshire as the 47th largest consuming state in the country.

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New Hampshire ranks 48th in the nation in megawatt hours generated by solar power.

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New Hampshire citizens experience outages lasting on average 319.94 minutes per incident, with about 2.15 outages a year.

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New Hampshire produces 6.25% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 1,092,712.47 megawatt hours per year.

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New Hampshire ranks 24th highest in the US for electricity per person produced from wind power. With a total production amount of 517,060.79 megawatt hours from wind turbines and a state population of 1,359,711, the state averages 0.38 megawatt hours per citizen per year from wind turbines.

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The 14,998,022.68 megawatt hours of electricity generated by non-renewable fuel puts New Hampshire at 42nd worst in the US in non-renewable power generation.

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Belknap County61,30311 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.17.26$108.04/mo
Carroll County48,91014 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.17.42$107.69/mo
Cheshire County76,08523 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.17.87$117.23/mo
Coos County31,56316 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.17.82$108.75/mo
Grafton County89,88614 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.17.02$102.82/mo
Hillsborough County417,02536 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.01$117.18/mo
Merrimack County151,39111 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.38$115.26/mo
Rockingham County309,76922 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.35$116.90/mo
Strafford County130,63312 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.30$115.58/mo
Sullivan County43,14611 providersNo DataIcon representing missing value.18.09$113.15/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

New Hampshire’s primary fuel utilized for electricity production is Nuclear. They generate 10,760,825 megawatt hours, or 61.51% of the total production in the state, from this fuel type. Also used is Natural Gas at 21.83% and Conventional Hydroelectric at 6.25% of generation. On average, the state citizens emit 1,465.56 kilograms of CO2 equivalent gases from electricity consumption, which is 52nd worst per citizen emissions rate for a state in the country. This comes to a total pollution amount of 1,992,734,478.67 kilograms of CO2 and CO2 equivalent gases. New Hampshire has 57 electricity generation plants, which is the 44th highest number of plants in a state and the 19th highest number of plants per capita in a state.

NUCLEAR
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Nuclear
Nuclear
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Nuclear
Nuclear
61.51%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
21.83%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Conventional Hydroelectric
6.25%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
4.25%
WIND Renewable, RefreshableIcon representing renewability.
Wind
2.96%
OTHER
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3.22%

Net Metering

There are 25 companies in New Hampshire providing electricity. Of those 25,32.00% of them offer some type of net metering option for their customers, making solar panels and alternative electric sources more economically viable. The state has highly favorable net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other types of electricity generation more attracitve.

Energy Loss

There are 8 providers in New Hampshire that reported energy loss, including Eversource Energy, New Hampshire Electric, and Unitil. Combined, these 8 electricity companies average an annual energy loss of 7.12% of electricity produced. For comparison, the US average electricity loss is 2.72%. New Hampshire has a rank of 3rd worst in the US for grid efficiency based on energy loss.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

When it comes to stimulating personal solar, one of the best uses of government resources is tax breaks and rebates for solar installs. New Hampshire has a tax credit of $1000 or less or no state tax at all. Residents in the state enjoy rebates for solar installs of over $500. This is the highest amount we’ve seen in the nation. The state only offers some optional tax exemptions for citizens who wish to install solar at their place of residence. There is currently a 100% sales tax exemption in place for the purchase of private solar at a residence.

State Level Initiatives

Statewide initiatives are a big part of whether customers in a state can afford to install personal solar systems or find electric plans that are based on renewable fuel types. States that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have requirements in place for all electricity suppliers who sell electricity in the state. These standards dictate that a percentage of electricity must be produced using green fuel sources. While further enhancements could be made, New Hampshire requires for 1-15% of electricity generation to come from renewable fuel sources.

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in New Hampshire

Where does New Hampshire get its electricity?

The primary fuel type used for electricity generation in New Hampshire is Nuclear, making up 61.51% of the fuel used in the state.

How much does electricity cost in New Hampshire?

The average rate per kilowatt hour of electricity in New Hampshire in 2021 is 19.02 cents.

What is the average electricity rate in New Hampshire?

The average electric rate in New Hampshire is 19.02 cents per kilowatt hour, so anything below this amount is better than most. The lowest priced provider is currently Constellation Energy, at 8.46 cents per kilowatt hour.