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NH Energy Facts

Ever wondered where you fit into the energy picture in New Hampshire? What is your-or your business’s-part in the overall consumption and cost of power and fuel?

Now you can find answers to those questions-and lots more-in the New Hampshire Energy Facts pdftrans.gif (136 bytes), a compendium of detailed information about how much energy we produce and use, what types of fuels make that possible, and how much it costs.

For instance, you probably didn’t realize that:

  • more than 29 percent of the electricity generated in New Hampshire isn’t used here;
  • our state is the 45th lowest consumer of energy in the United States, but the 19th highest in cost per capita for that energy;
  • commercial and industrial use of energy in the state costs about $900 million; annually, but that transportation energy use tops that by another $34 million;
  • residential energy use in the state costs $798 million; or
  • hydropower provides 9 percent of the electricity generated in New Hampshire.

Or how about this: What’s the number one source of Btus used in industry in New Hampshire (35%)? Electricity? Fuel oil? Coal? Wood!

New Hampshire Energy Facts are gleaned (by Energy Program Manager Joe Broyles) from a number of sources. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) produces annual updates of energy consumption and expenditures. In addition, the EIA web site has numerous reports and documents that are sources. ISO-New England, Inc which operates the electric grid in New England, provided information on electric capacity, generation and demand. NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) is the source of CO2 emissions information.

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For more information, contact:
Joseph Broyles, Energy Program Manager
Governor's Office of Energy & Community Services
57 Regional Drive
Concord, NH 03301
603 271-8341 (phone)
603 271-2615 (fax)

 

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