Electricity in New Hampshire

Electricity Rates, Plans & Statistics

Electricity Coverage & Statistics in New Hampshire

  • Population
    see rank
    1,377,529
  • Total Production
    see rank
    17,434,992 MWh / 12.66 MWh per capita
  • Total Consumption
    see rank
    10,921,230 MWh / 7.93 MWh per capita
  • Total Production from Renewable
    see rank
    2,701,529 MWh / 1.96 MWh per capita
  • CO2 Emissions from Consumption
    see rank
    2,161,506,647 kg / 1,569.12 kg per capita
  • Total Production from Non-Renewable
    see rank
    14,733,463 MWh / 10.7 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 October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.230/kWh$0.183/kWh$166.25/mo.$94.77/mo.
45th20.66¢Average residential price per kWh in the state of New Hampshire
34th$131.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for New Hampshire Residents

Energy Profile of New Hampshire

New Hampshire's Electricity Prices and Usage

The New Hampshire residential electricity rate in 2022 averages 20.66 cents per kilowatt hour. This is 47.67% above the US average rate of 13.99 cents. New Hampshire ranks as the 45th lowest priced state in the US based on average electric rate. The state has 12 electric companies, and with a deregulated electricity market, customers likely have many options to choose from when buying electricity. The state is the 42nd largest state in the United States, with a population of 1,377,529. The state is the 26th highest producer of electricity per capita, with an average of 12.66 megawatt hours produced per capita a year. The average monthly residential power bill for a consumer in New Hampshire is $131.01 per month, while the nationwide average is $123.86. The state ranks 44th highest in the country in total electricity produced within its borders, with 17,434,991.76 megawatt hours produced.

Electricity plans in New Hampshire

There are 20639 plans. Plans are subject to change at any time and these may not be the plans currently offered.

Most Popular New Hampshire Plans

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 36

Residential

  • Rate 13.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 18

Residential

  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

All New Hampshire Plans

Live Brighter 12

Residential

  • Rate 16.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 36

Residential

  • Rate 13.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 36 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Live Brighter 18

Residential

  • Rate 14.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 18 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.69¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free Renewable 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Worry Free 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free Renewable 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Worry Free 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free Renewable 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.59¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Worry Free Renewable 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Worry Free 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free Renewable 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Worry Free 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free Renewable 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Worry Free 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.79¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free Renewable 24

Residential

  • Rate 18.99¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 24 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Worry Free 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.39¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 0%

Worry Free Renewable 12

Residential

  • Rate 19.49¢ / kWh
  • Contract Length 12 mo.
  • Effective Date Jul 2022
  • Green Energy 100%

Residential Electricity Providers in New Hampshire

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)State Production (MWh)
Eversource EnergyBUNDLED20.17126.42,862,916577,357,511
New Hampshire ElectricBUNDLED21.14125.93516,077109,073,382
UnitilBUNDLED21.06134.08476,224100,285,427
Granite State ElectricBUNDLED19.50134.1289,79556,497,335
Town Square EnergyENERGY10.4465.3461,5606,426,700
Wolfeboro ElectricBUNDLED14.5292.8635,825.415,200,764.27
Ambit EnergyENERGY9.1860.5823,2882,138,000
Littleton Water and ElectricBUNDLED11.5162.9220,869.562,402,394.48
City of Ashland ElectricBUNDLED16.9389.848,948.751,514,661.02
Precinct of WoodsvilleBUNDLED15.7879.414,914.9775,642.68

Power Plants in New Hampshire

PlantCity/CountyPrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (KG)Emissions/MWh (KG/MWh)Toxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rockingham County Nuclear 9,856,117
Granite RidgeCalpine (100.00%)
Rockingham County Natural Gas 3,193,2081,261,076,171.04394.92
Rockingham County Natural Gas 1,228,954.01487,396,475.15396.59Yes
MerrimackGranite Shore Power (100.00%)
Merrimack County Coal 285,553305,464,797.611,069.73Yes
Granite Reliable PowerBrookfield Renewable Partners (89.48%)Freshet Wind Energy LLC (10.52%)
Coos County Wind 225,562
Groton Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Grafton County Wind 114,079
Wheelabrator Concord FacilityWheelabrator Environmental Systems (100.00%)
Concord Non-biogenic Municipal Solid Waste 100,576177,932,811.11,769.14
Hillsborough County Wind 78,054
Lempster Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Sullivan County Wind 61,799
NewingtonGranite Shore Power (100.00%)
Rockingham County Natural Gas 58,52746,155,767.98788.62Yes

Quick Facts

New Hampshire has seen its CO2 pollution on account of electricity consumption rise 22.85% over the last year.

New Hampshire generates 10.7 megawatt hours of electricity per person in the state from non-renewable electricity sources. They are the 22nd highest state in the nation for non-renewable production per capita.

New Hampshire is the 51st worst polluting state when considering emissions per capita. The state emits 1,569.12 kilograms per person per year of CO2 gases.

New Hampshire generates 15.49% of its electricity from renewable fuel sources, or 1.96 megawatt hours per citizen each year.

New Hampshire has recently seen a rise in electricity generation from solar energy of roughly 2.17% year over year.

With 3,957.03 megawatt hours generated from solar, New Hampshire is the 48th ranked state for total solar electricity generation.

CountyPopulationProvidersPlantsResidential Rate (¢)Residential Avg. Electric Bill
Belknap County63,7051020.39$127.91/mo
Carroll County50,1071020.26$127.26/mo
Cheshire County76,4581219.79$125.05/mo
Coos County31,2689220.09$126.87/mo
Grafton County91,11815220.03$125.98/mo
Hillsborough County422,93711119.78$124.98/mo
Merrimack County153,8089220.15$127.13/mo
Rockingham County314,17612619.88$125.66/mo
Strafford County130,8899120.07$126.77/mo
Sullivan County43,06312119.98$125.93/mo

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

New Hampshire emits 1,569.12 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity use per resident in the state, which makes it the 51st highest polluting state in the nation based on emissions per capita. While not as telling of a statistic, the total pollution for the state from electricity consumption is 2,161,506,646.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions, which ranks as the 50th highest amount in the country. Over 56.53% of electricity in the state of New Hampshire comes from production using Nuclear. Natural Gas (25.62%) is also used in the production of electricity, as well as Conventional Hydroelectric (6.69%). New Hampshire has 15 power producing plants within its borders. This is the 48th highest number of plants within a single state and the 17th highest number of power plants per person in a state.

NUCLEAR
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
Nuclear
56.53%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
25.62%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
6.69%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
5.07%
WIND
Wind
2.89%
OTHER
Other
3.20%

New Hampshire Net Metering

Of the 12 electricity suppliers in New Hampshire, 6 of them report that they offer net metering. At the state level, New Hampshire is known for great net metering and feed in tariff regulations.

Energy Loss

There are 4 electricity companies in New Hampshire that reported energy loss, including Eversource Energy, New Hampshire Electric, and Unitil. Combined, these 4 companies average an annual energy loss of 6.62% of electricity generated. The countrywide average for energy loss is 2.76%, which earns a rank of 48th best in the country for New Hampshire in this category.

Solar Taxes And Rebates

In order to foster personal solar, all a state needs to do is enact rebates for solar panel purchases and tax breaks. New Hampshire offers a credit that is $1000 or less or there is no state tax. Customers in the state enjoy rebates for solar panel purchases of over $500. This is the highest amount we've seen in the United States. The state only offers some optional tax exemptions for homeowners at their place of residence. The state offers a 100% sales tax exemption to citizens who install private solar. This is great news for everyone in the state.

State Level Initiatives

Customers who are searching for electricity options that use renewable fuel types will have better luck if there are statewide initiatives that encourage green energy usage. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) encourage or require electric companies to produce a percentage of their electricity using green fuel types. The state of New Hampshire requires electricity companies to generate between 1-15% of their output from renewable fuel types.

Learn about going solar in New Hampshire, find out which system size is best for you, compare local installers and see which incentives are available in your area.

Deregulated Cities in New Hampshire

FAQ: Common Questions About Energy in New Hampshire

How many power plants are located within New Hampshire?

There are 15 active electricity plants located in New Hampshire.

Does New Hampshire have a deregulated electricity market?

New Hampshire has a deregulated electricity market, meaning citizens in the state can often choose from an abundance of electricity suppliers for their electricity needs.

Where does New Hampshire get its electricity?

The main fuel source used for electricity production in New Hampshire is Nuclear, making up 56.53% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Natural Gas makes up 25.62% and Conventional Hydroelectric accounts for 6.69%.

What electricity company is the largest provider in New Hampshire?

By total megawatt hours sold, Eversource Energy is the largest electricity company in New Hampshire.

What is a good electricity rate in New Hampshire?

The average electricity cost paid by residents of New Hampshire in 2022 is 20.66 cents per kilowatt hour.

What is the average electric bill in New Hampshire?

In 2022, New Hampshire has an average electric bill of $131.

How many electric companies offer service in New Hampshire?

There are 12 electricity providers offering service in New Hampshire.

What is the cheapest electricity company in New Hampshire?

Residential Rate RankProviderResidential Rate (¢)State Customers
1Littleton Water and Electric11.513,950
2New Hampton, New Hampshire Electric Utility11.89110
3Wolfeboro Electric14.525,764
4Precinct of Woodsville15.781,007
5City of Ashland Electric16.931,644
6Granite State Electric19.5040,752
7Eversource Energy20.17434,371
8Unitil21.0671,898
9New Hampshire Electric21.1481,328

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Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-02