Giving Hanover Citizens Choice in Their Power Source
Leading the Way to 100% Renewable Energy
Hanover Community Power is a way to purchase electric power that is more renewable and/or less expensive than power offered by regulated utilities.
In 2021, Town staff, the Hanover Electric Aggregation Committee, and members of Sustainable Hanover's Energy Initiative prepared the Hanover Community Power Plan, which was adopted 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
Hanover 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 Hanover 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 6, 2023.
All customers have at least until April 27, 2023 — when Hanover 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 and Liberty Utilities 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 Hanover Community Power on the date that their utility reads their meter between late April and May 2023.
Select customer groups, including all customers served by the NH Electric Co-op, are not eligible for automatic enrollment (listed below) but may choose to opt-in to the program.
After the launch of Hanover 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.
Hanover Community Power purchases electricity from the sources you choose.
Eversource, Liberty, and NH Electric Co-op deliver the electricity using the same power line infrastructure and billing mechanisms.
Hanover 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.
Hanover 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.
COMPETITIVE AND STABLE RATES
By purchasing in bulk, we get more competitive prices. In collaboration with CPCNH’s Risk Management Committee which works with specialists in load management and energy markets, we use market strategies unavailable to regulated utilities and energy brokers to procure electricity at the best possible cost.
Hanover Community Power is transformative in helping the entire Town reach its 2030 goal of purchasing or generating enough renewable electricity to offset 100% of the power it consumes. Doing so will depend on each of us choosing the highest level of renewables that fits our pocketbook.
Community power is entirely voluntary and increases choice. Choose from the menu of options with varying prices and levels of renewable energy content. You have the power to select the option that best fits you pocketbook and values, or to opt-out.
LOCAL CONTROL, COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE
Hanover has a voice in how CPCNH is governed and wrote its own aggregation plan. We are able to set our own priorities regarding our energy future.
Electricity Supply Choices
Energy users in Hanover 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, Liberty Utilities, or NH Electric Co-op account number handy so we can easily process your selection.
Liberty Utilities G1 and G2 &
Eversource Class GV Commercial Customers
For Hanover Community Power rates for Eversource mid-sized commercial customers (Class GV), click here.
For Hanover Community Power rates for Liberty Utilities G1 and G2 commercial customers, click here.
Exceptions to Automatic Enrollment
Certain customer groups will NOT be automatically enrolled in Hanover Community Power. These groups include:
Customers buying electricity from a third-party supplier.
Customers in the New Hampshire Electric Coop's territory.
Net Metered customers.
For customers in Eversource's territory: Large General Service, Backup Service, and Commercial & Industrial electric vehicle charging station customers (Rate Classes LG, B EV-2).
For customers in Liberty Utilities' territory: customers on a three-part Time-of-Use rate (Rate Classes D11, D12, EV, EV-M and EV-L customers).
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 of the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire
Hanover Sustainability Director
Member Alternate to the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire
Member of CPCNH Risk Management Committee
Hanover Director of Public Works
Hanover 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 Hanover appoints representatives to the Coalition to oversee the agency's governance and finances. Meet our Member Representatives!
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.