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Electricity In New Hampshire
- 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
Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in New Hampshire
New Hampshire residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.
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
|Provider||Rate (¢)||Average Bill ($)||Residential Sales (MWh)||Residential Revenues ($)||State Production (MWh)||State Emissions (KG)|
|New Hampshire Electric||19.59||117.05||513,430||100,557,772||123,831,436.2|
|Granite State Electric||17.05||118.88||289,608||49,369,211||83,383,735.75|
|North American Power||12.51||77.01||231,470||28,949,500||44,153,278.28|
|Town Square Energy||10.77||62.75||57,044||6,143,900||10,846,378.97|
Power Plants in New Hampshire
|Plant||Primary Fuel Type||Production (MWh)||Emission (KG)||Emissions per MWh (KG/MWh)||Toxic Chemical Release||Closing Date|
SeabrookHudson Light and Power (0.08%)Taunton Municipal Light (0.10%)NextEra Energy Seabrook LLC (88.23%)Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (11.59%)
Granite RidgeGranite Ridge Energy LLC (100.00%)
Essential Power Newington LLCEssential Power Newington LLC (100.00%)
Burgess BioPowerBerlin Station, LLC (100.00%)
|Wood/Wood Waste Solids||538,914||682,745,313.63||1,266.89|
ComerfordGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
MerrimackGranite Shore Power (100.00%)
S C MooreGreat River Hydro, LLC (100.00%)
Granite Reliable Power
Berlin GorhamGreat Lakes Hydro America LLC (100.00%)
Groton Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
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.
New Hampshire ranks 48th in the nation in megawatt hours generated by solar power.
New Hampshire citizens experience outages lasting on average 319.94 minutes per incident, with about 2.15 outages a year.
New Hampshire produces 6.25% of their electricity from hydroelectric power, roughly 1,092,712.47 megawatt hours per year.
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.
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.
|County||Population||Providers||Plants||Rate (¢)||Avg. Electric Bill|
|Belknap County||61,303||11 providers||17.26||$108.04/mo|
|Carroll County||48,910||14 providers||17.42||$107.69/mo|
|Cheshire County||76,085||23 providers||17.87||$117.23/mo|
|Coos County||31,563||16 providers||17.82||$108.75/mo|
|Grafton County||89,886||14 providers||17.02||$102.82/mo|
|Hillsborough County||417,025||36 providers||18.01||$117.18/mo|
|Merrimack County||151,391||11 providers||18.38||$115.26/mo|
|Rockingham County||309,769||22 providers||18.35||$116.90/mo|
|Strafford County||130,633||12 providers||18.30||$115.58/mo|
|Sullivan County||43,146||11 providers||18.09||$113.15/mo|
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.
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.