Letter: Peterborough Community Power is coming

Published: 01-20-2023 8:16 AM

Peterborough Community Power’s predicted launch is in early April. If you’re a Peterborough resident, it will benefit you.

Here is what you need to know. Peterborough Community Power will be the new, locally controlled electricity provider in the Town of Peterborough. When the program launches, it will begin providing the actual electricity to Peterborough customers, although Eversource will continue to deliver the electricity and send the bills to you. We will now have local control over the power we use.

Peterborough Community Power is committed to increasing the renewable energy content while decreasing the cost of our electricity. It creates choices for our town’s electric customers. Individual customers will be able to choose 24 percent (minimum allowed by state law), 33 percent, 50 percent or 100 percent renewable energy. You may leave the program at any time free of charge to buy power from Eversource or another provider. If you want to pay more for Eversource power, that is your right, but I don’t know why you would.

Peterborough Community Power is required to notify you that you will soon be receiving Peterborough Community Power electric service. We will do this via mail 30 days before the launch date and will hold a public hearing to answer questions at least 15 days before launch.

Peterborough Community Power is part of the growing Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire, our new nonprofit agency that was created by New Hampshire cities and towns to operate their energy supply programs.

Stay tuned for more letters in the coming weeks about how Peterborough Community Power and the Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire will be giving you more control over the power you use.

Joel Huberman


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Joel Huberman is a co-chair of the Peterborough Community Power Committee.