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New Hampshire's First Community Power Town

Welcome. Harrisville Community Power provides residents, businesses, and the municipality with access to lower rates and more renewable energy.

Harrisville became the first town in the state to adopt a Community Power Plan at Town Meeting, May 2021.

In Spring 2023 we are putting that plan into action to realize our goals of creating short- and long-term benefits for Harrisville energy users.

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How Community Power Works

Harrisville 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 Harrisville 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 3, 2023.

  • All customers have at least until April 27, 2023 — when Harrisville 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'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 Harrisville Community Power on the date Eversource 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 Harrisville Community Power, customers are always free to choose to buy power from Eversource, 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.


Harrisville Community Power purchases electricity from the sources you choose.


Eversource delivers the electricity using the same power line infrastructure and billing mechanisms.


Harrisville 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.

Harrisville 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 Harrisville 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.

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Mid-sized Commercial Customers 

The table below shows our Harrisville 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:

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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.


For example, you would be charged the Community Power rate shown for “July” for usage during the period between when Eversource 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 Harrisville Community Power, including:

  1. Customers buying electricity from a third-party supplier.

  2. Net Metered customers.

  3. Large General Service (Class LG), Backup Service (Class B) and Commercial & Industrial electric vehicle charging station customers (Class EV-2).

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

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Andrea Hodson
Board Director of the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

Harrisville Select Board &
Energy and Electric Aggregation Committee
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Andrew Maneval
Member Alternate to the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

Harrisville Energy and Electric Aggregation Committee

Community Representation

Harrisville 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 Harrisville appoints representatives to the Coalition to oversee the agency's governance and finances. Meet our Member Representatives!


Our Coalition power agency responds to our interests, expands prospects for local power generation, and gives a stronger voice in state policy.


Our actively managed portfolio for energy supply takes advantage of changing market rates (instead of a minimal number of fixed contracts).


Generating Member-owned reserve funds to keep rates stable low over time, and to reinvest back into benefiting Harrisville.


The Coalition is managed and overseen by Member Towns.

We have representatives on CPCNH Boards and Committees, ensuring our interests are represented and our voices heard.

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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.

Visit the Town of Harrisville's Community Power webpage and attend an Energy Committee meeting to get involved!

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