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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 Electric Rates:

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 residential 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 emissions, 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.

Residential 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
Wolfeboro Electric14.5394.4736,2965,274,900No DataIcon representing missing value.12,902,442.65
Ambit Energy11.2562.5726,6943,002,500No DataIcon representing missing value.7,338,246.91
Littleton Water and Electric11.5763.9621,1902,450,700No DataIcon representing missing value.12,298,077.25
City of Ashland Electric16.1389.249,0831,465,000No DataIcon representing missing value.3,380,264.18
Precinct of Woodsville15.9480.674,945788,000No DataIcon representing missing value.4,165,236.02
New Hampton, New Hampshire Electric Utility12.4695.83923115,000No DataIcon representing missing value.681,715.29

Power Plants in New Hampshire

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Rockingham County Nuclear 10,760,825166,161,737.6415.44No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Granite RidgeCalpine (100.00%)
Londonderry CDP Natural Gas 3,265,8911,285,048,997.4393.48No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Rockingham County Natural Gas 539,881221,315,236.07409.93YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Grafton County Conventional Hydroelectric 323,70419,960,497.3161.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
MerrimackGranite Shore Power (100.00%)
Merrimack County Coal 296,745314,547,163.341,059.99YesNo DataIcon representing missing value.
Littleton CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 241,09614,866,656.6361.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Granite Reliable PowerFreshet Wind Energy LLC (10.52%)Brookfield Renewable Partners (89.48%)
Coos County Wind 226,3606,445,150.7228.47No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Berlin GorhamGreat Lakes Hydro America LLC (100.00%)
Gorham CDP Conventional Hydroelectric 138,4428,536,715.9961.66No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Groton Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Grafton County Wind 121,7913,470,004.4228.49No DataIcon representing missing value.No DataIcon representing missing value.
Smith (NH)Central Rivers Power NH, LLC (100.00%)
Berlin Conventional Hydroelectric 111,2086,857,404.0261.66No 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 County61,3037115.89$97.38/mo
Carroll County48,9106115.83$96.64/mo
Cheshire County76,0858No DataIcon representing missing value.15.66$99.26/mo
Coos County31,56351115.50$92.70/mo
Grafton County89,88610516.32$96.79/mo
Hillsborough County417,0257515.61$99.00/mo
Merrimack County151,3915916.01$96.24/mo
Rockingham County309,7698616.47$103.24/mo
Strafford County130,6335515.89$95.70/mo
Sullivan County43,1468316.60$103.52/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 emissions from electricity consumption, which is the 52nd worst per citizen emissions rate for a state in the country. This adds up to total emissions of 1,992,734,478.67 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption, making the state the 52nd highest for total emissions in the nation. New Hampshire has 44 power plants, which is the 45th highest amount in the nation and 20th most when counting facilities per citizen.

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Nuclear
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Nuclear
61.51%
NATURAL GAS
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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%

New Hampshire Net Metering

There are 10 companies in New Hampshire providing electricity. Of those 10,60.00% 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 attractive.

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?

New Hampshire’s electricity is generated using mainly Nuclear, which accounts for 61.51% of the fuel used in the state. Additionally, Natural Gas makes up 21.83% and Conventional Hydroelectric accounts for 6.25%.

How many electric companies offer service in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire has 10 electricity providers operating in the area.

How much does electricity cost in New Hampshire?

The average rate of electricity in New Hampshire in 2021 is 19.02 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

How many power plants are located in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire has 44 active power plants producing electricity for the state.

Does New Hampshire have a deregulated electricity market?

Yes, the state has a deregulated electricity market. This means that residents in the state can choose from multiple electricity providers to supply their electricity.

What electricity companies offer service in New Hampshire?

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1Eversource Energy421,775
2New Hampshire Electric80,617
3Unitil71,280
4Granite State Electric40,146
5Wolfeboro Electric5,747
6Ambit Energy4,718
7Littleton Water and Electric3,964
8City of Ashland Electric1,601
9Precinct of Woodsville1,007
10New Hampton, New Hampshire Electric Utility110

What is the average electric bill in New Hampshire?

In 2021, New Hampshire has an average electricity bill of $121, while the countrywide average is $120.

What is the cheapest electricity company in New Hampshire?

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1Ambit Energy11.254,718
2Littleton Water and Electric11.573,964
3New Hampton, New Hampshire Electric Utility12.46110
4Wolfeboro Electric14.535,747
5Precinct of Woodsville15.941,007
6City of Ashland Electric16.131,601
7Granite State Electric17.0540,146
8Unitil18.2171,280
9Eversource Energy18.52421,775
10New Hampshire Electric19.5980,617

What electricity company is the largest provider in New Hampshire?

The largest electricity provider in New Hampshire by megawatt hours sold is Eversource Energy.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-10-14