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Powering Peterborough with

Affordable Renewable Energy

Peterborough Community Power is a way to purchase more renewable electric power that is more renewable and/or less expensive than power offered by regulated utilities.

In 2022, the Peterborough voters adopted a 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.

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How Community Power Works

Peterborough Community Power combines the buying power of residents and businesses so that together we can achieve competitively priced electricity. 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.

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Source

Peterborough Community Power purchases electricity from the sources you choose.

Delivery

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

Community

Peterborough 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.

Peterborough 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.

Choices, Peterboro

Electricity Supply Choices

Energy users in Peterborough 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.

February 1, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Residential, General Service, Outdoor Lighting

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* Based on usage of 650 kWh per month

Mid-sized Commercial Customers 

The table below shows our Peterborough Community Power monthly variable rates for Primary General Service customers (Class GV) enrolled into Granite Plus compared to Eversource's supply rate in ¢ per kWh:

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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 Peterborough 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 (Class LG, B, and 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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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.

Peterborough Community Power will help us reach our goal of 100% renewable energy

INVESTING IN COMMUNITY

We are developing local energy projects and programs that serve customers and make us more innovative and independent.

LOCAL CONTROL

You have a say in what your energy future will look like.

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Bruce Tucker
Board Director to the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

Peterborough Community Power Committee
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Danica Melone
Member Alternate to the
Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

Peterborough Town Planner

Community Representation

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

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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.

Visit the Town of Peterborough's webpage on Community Power and attend Committee meetings to get involved!

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