Taking control of our energy future.
Lowering costs, investing in innovation.
Exeter Community Power gives our town greater choices over our energy options, while lowering costs.
In 2022, the Exeter voters adopted the Exeter Community Power Plan at Town Meeting.
We are now putting that plan to action to create short- and long-term benefits for our energy users.
How Community Power Works
Exeter 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 Exeter Community Power, all customers within the Town have been mailed a notice (containing information about their electricity rates and energy supply choice options).
The Town also hosted a public information meeting to answer questions about the program on April 5, 2023.
All customers have at least until April 27, 2023 — when Exeter Community Power launches! — to consider whether to opt-out, opt-in, or opt-up to choose a cleaner power option:
Most customers currently on Unitil Corporation's default supply service do not have to take any action to benefit from our lower electricity rate: unless they choose to opt-out of the program, they will begin taking service from Exeter Community Power beginning on the date that Unitil reads their meter between late April and May 2023.
Select customer groups are not eligible for automatic enrollment (listed below) but may choose to opt-in.
After the launch of Exeter Community Power, customers are always free to choose to buy power from Unitil Corporation, 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.
Exeter Community Power purchases electricity from the sources you choose.
Unitil delivers the electricity using the same power line infrastructure and billing mechanisms.
Exeter Energy Users 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.
Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Unitil account number handy so we can easily process your selection.
Customers With Variable Monthly Supply Rates
If you currently take service on Unitil's variable monthly supply rates, you are eligible for Exeter Community Power's corresponding monthly rate shown in the table below (¢ / kWh):
You can also opt-up to Granite Plus, Clean 50 or Clean 100 for an additional 0.4¢, 1.1¢ or 3.3¢ per kWh on top of the monthly rate listed above.
To verify your eligibility to enroll onto our monthly rate, please email info@CommunityPowerNH.gov. Absent verification that you’re currently on Unitil’s monthly rate, you’ll be enrolled onto our fixed 15.8¢ / kWh rate for Granite Basic.
Note that variable rates shown for Unitil Corporation 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 Unitil Corporation reads your electricity meter.
For example, you would be charged the Community Power rate shown for “July” for usage during the period between when Unitil reads your meter in July until the utility closes your billing cycle by reading your meter again about one month later. Refer to our FAQs for more details.
Exceptions to Automatic Enrollment
Certain customer groups will NOT be automatically enrolled in Exeter Community Power, including:
Customers buying electricity from a third-party supplier.
Large General Service Customers (Class G1 and TOU-EV-G1).
Net Metered customers.
Customers on a three-part Time-of-Use rate (Class TOU-D, TOU-EV-D, and TOU-EV-G2).
If one of these exceptions applies to you, contact us to discuss your options or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.
View the Environmental Disclosure Label for the electricity we provide to customers.
Why Customers choose Community Power
Board Director for the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire
Exeter Community Power Aggregation Committee
Member Alternate to the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire
Exeter Select Board Member
Exeter 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 Town of Exeter appoints representatives to the Coalition to oversee the agency's governance and finances. Meet our Member Representatives!
COMPETITIVE AND STABLE RATES
Our energy supply rate is lower than the Unitil 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.
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.