Effective, Efficient, Transparent Service
To Enhance Sustainability In Our City
In 2023, the Dover City Council adopted the Dover Community Power Plan.
We are now putting that plan to action to create short- and long-term benefits for our energy users.
To contact customer service, call 1-866-603-7697 (POWR)
How Community Power Works
Dover Community Power combines the buying power of residents and businesses so that together we can achieve competitively priced electricity:
In advance of the launch of Dover Community Power, all customers within the City will be mailed a notice (containing information about their electricity rates and energy supply choice options).
The City is hosting a public information meeting to answer questions about the program at 6pm on Monday September 25, 2023 at Dover City Hall, Council Conference Room, 288 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820.
All customers have until October 27th — when Dover Community Power launches! — to consider whether to opt-out, opt-in, or opt-up to choose a cleaner power option:
- Most customers currently on Eversource default supply service do not have to take any action to benefit from our lower electricity rates: unless they choose to opt-out of the program, Dover Community Power will begin serving them on the date that their utility reads their meter on or after October 30, 2023.
- Select customer groups are not eligible for automatic enrollment (listed below) but may choose to opt-in.
After the launch of Dover Community Power, customers are always free to choose to buy power from their utility, or from another market option, by submitting notice in advance of their next utility meter read date.
By accessing the power market, we can control price volatility and choose which energy sources to buy or build.
Dover Community Power purchases electricity from the sources you choose.
Eversource delivers the electricity using the same power line infrastructure and billing mechanisms.
Dover Energy Customers save money and have the power to choose new rates and products, and how much electricity comes from renewable sources.
Electricity markets are changing. Customers are generating their own power and adopting new technologies that add value to our energy portfolio.
Dover Community Power will harness that value, and empower customers to create a more innovative and cost-effective energy future.
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.
Electricity Supply Choices
Energy users in Dover can select which energy choice works best for them.
Use the portal or call us at 1-866-603-POWR to choose your power option, or to opt out, and have your Eversource account number handy so we can easily process your selection.
October 30, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Residential, General Service, Outdoor Lighting
Mid-sized Commercial Customers
The table below shows our Dover Community Power monthly variable rates for Primary General Service customers (Class GV) enrolled into Granite Basic compared to Eversource's supply rate in ¢ per kWh:
Mid-sized commercial customers (Class GV) can also pay an additional 0.4¢ / kWh, 1.1¢ / kWh or 3.3¢ / kWh to opt-up to Granite Plus, Clean 50, or Clean 100.
Note that variable rates shown for Eversource are charged by the utility based on the amount of electricity you use within each calendar month, whereas variable rates for Community Power are charged starting on the date within each month when Eversource reads your electricity meter. Refer to our FAQs for more details.
Exceptions to Automatic Enrollment
Certain customer groups, will NOT be automatically enrolled in Dover Community Power including:
Customers buying electricity from a third-party supplier.
Net Metered customers.
Large General Service, Backup Service, and Commercial & Industrial electric vehicle charging station customers (Eversource rate classes Class LG, B, EV-2).
View the Environmental Disclosure Label for the electricity we provide to customers.
Why Customers Choose Community Power
COMPETITIVE AND STABLE RATES
Our energy supply rate is lower than the Eversource supply rate.
CLEAN ENERGY OPTIONS
You have the option to buy renewable and carbon free power.
INVESTING IN COMMUNITY
We are developing local energy projects and programs that serve customers and make us more innovative and independent.
You have a say in what your energy future will look like.
Dover joined dozens of other New Hampshire cities and towns to create our own locally accountable nonprofit power agency — Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire.
The City of Dover appoints representatives to the Coalition to oversee the agency's governance and finances. Meet our Member Representatives!
Dr. Jackson Kaspari
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire
Coalition Risk Management Committee
City of Dover Resilience Manager
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire
Chair, Coalition Regulatory & Legislative Affairs Committee
Dover Energy Commission
COMMUNITY POWER COALITION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Through the Coalition, we tap into the advanced expertise to give customers the highest quality service, and the collective leadership required to drive important policy reforms at the state level.
Together, we are leading the way towards a more innovative and resilient energy system for the Granite State.