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Modest Energy Rate Increase Requested

Manchester, NH (December 15, 2014) – Public Service of New Hampshire today filed with state regulators a request to adjust its Energy Service Charge Rate on January 1st. The company is seeking an energy charge rate increase to 10.56 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) from the current 9.87 cents/kWh. The request is not final; it must be approved by the N.H. Public Utilities Commission (NHPUC).

MANCHESTER, N.H. (December 8, 2014) - We are keeping a close eye on the weather forecast today, and we are fully prepared to work to restore power should the snow, ice or wind impact our system and cause outages. The weather forecast is calling for a mix of rain, sleet, ice and snow beginning Tuesday, and increasing winds Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.
All PSNH employees have been alerted to the potential for power restoration activity and are ready to respond if necessary.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 29, 2014) – Citing excellent progress in its restoration efforts since Thursday’s powerful winter storm impacted the region, PSNH is now confident crews will restore power to the vast majority of customers by Sunday night. This significant improvement from the company’s original estimate will mean a return to normal for most customers, including local schools and businesses, by Monday morning.

Manchester, NH (November 28, 2014) – More than 1,000 line workers were in the field Friday to help restore power to all PSNH customers impacted by a devastating snow storm that hit New Hampshire on Wednesday and Thursday. An additional 200 line workers are expected Saturday, allowing the company to focus efforts in all of the areas still experiencing outages. In addition to the line workers, PSNH secured about 500 tree workers to help clear the way by removing fallen trees and limbs.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 28, 2014) – More than half of the PSNH customers who lost power in the Thanksgiving snowstorm are now restored, thanks to the work of more than a thousand utility personnel from all over New England and beyond. Approximately 100,000 customers were reported without power as of mid-day Friday morning, down from a peak of about 207,000. That figure was expected to drop again significantly by the end of the day Friday, with global restoration—when the vast majority of customers will be restored—projected for Monday.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (November 28, 2014) – Hundreds of workers from New England and beyond worked throughout the night to repair damage caused by the wet, heavy, snow that blanketed the Granite State. Over the last 24 hours, half of the statewide outages have been restored—approximately 110,000 PSNH customers were reported without power as of Friday morning, down from a peak of about 207,000. 28,000 were restored overnight and crews will continue working for at least several more days until every customer is restored.

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