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Liberty Time-of-Use-Storage Pilot: A Glimpse into the Future of Energy

Henry Herndon

Energy storage is coming to New Hampshire! Well, at least for a small subset of Liberty Utilities electric customers.

In January 2019, Liberty Utilities received approval from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission to roll out a cutting-edge energy storage program for selected residential customers. Over the coming year, Liberty will install and […]

100% Renewable Energy For Keene, New Hampshire

Keene Becomes Fifth New Hampshire Municipality Committed to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy

The city of Keene, New Hampshire:

City Council approves measure to convert the city entirely to renewable energy, joining Concord, Cornish, Hanover, and Plainfield

On January 17, 2019, the City Council of Keene, New Hampshire voted 14-1 to […]

Commercial-scale Solar Project Adds to Keene’s 100% Renewable Energy Goal

This 123.165kW DC commercial-scale roof-top solar project is located at 160 Emerald Street in Keene, New Hampshire. Image courtesy of Encore Renewables.

On January 17, 2019, Keene became the fifth municipality in New Hampshire to commit to a 100% renewable energy goal. By a vote of fourteen to one, the city council […]

Municipal Solar Project Adds Even More to Keene’s 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Another one of NH’s largest solar arrays in Keene is 643.2kW and consists of 2,101 panels. The array is installed on the rooftops of the Keene Ice Center and adjacent Public Works Department building. Image: ReVision Energy

Enough is going on in Keene, New Hampshire, that it might be easy to lose […]

Served with a Side of Sunshine:

Hoyt Community Care Center’s New Solar Panels Help Feed Hundreds in the Granite State

Aerial view of the Hoyt Community Care Center’s 42 panel, 12.81kW photovoltaic rooftop solar array which is expected to cover 60% of its electric load. Image: Eric Rudman, Sol-Air.

Chris Gillespie

Last March, the residents of Newport, New Hampshire […]

March 7th DEC Lunch: Assessing and mitigating the risk of cascading blackouts

The next Dartmouth Energy Collaborative Pizza Lunch will be held on March 7th Assessing and mitigating the risk of cascading blackouts Speaker: Dr. Margaret J. Eppstein Thursday, March 7th 12:15pm-1:15pm Fahey First Floor Commons, Dartmouth RSVP Here Large cascading failures in electrical grids are rare but catastrophic, sometimes affecting millions of people and incurring substantial […]

NH LES Call for News – What’s On The Warrant for Town Meeting?

Is your community voting on any energy-related warrant articles at year’s Town Meeting? If so, NH Local Energy Solutions Work Group wants to hear about it! Please send a few sentences describing any energy issues your community may be voting on.

Send Us Your News for the March Newsletter – email to!Examples: A brief […]

Upper Valley Energy News – February 2019

Vital Communities Updates Last month, we hosted our Weatherize kick-off events, drawing more than 150 people to learn about our eight-town campaign. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to your town’s kick-off event—residents of Andover, Canaan, Enfield, Newbury, New London, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot can request their $100 home energy audit any time before […]

Sen. Hassan to Address Newfields Solar Project – February 8, 2019

Town to Save $530K with Clean Energy Transition

Town of Newfields Solar Ribbon Cutting Friday, February 8 at 1 p.m. Newfields Village Water and Sewer District 7 Hervey Court, Newfields, NH AGENDA 1. Speakers: Catherine Nelson, Commissioner, Town of Newfields

Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senator

Martha Fuller Clark, State Senator

Bill Behrens, Co-Founder, ReVision […]

Permaculture Program: Community Event, Wilton, NH

For more information, please contact Sandy Lafleur at (603) 654-1245 or The Souhegan Sustainability Fair is sponsoring engaging and informative programs outside of their Annual Fair (this year on Saturday, May 4th from 10:00 – 4:00 at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School.) We are pleased to offer a program on “Permaculture” by Dave McConville at […]