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Cleaner energy for a brighter future

In 2023,  Stratham Town Meeting adopted the Stratham Community Power Plan

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

Stratham 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 Stratham Community Power, all customers within the Town will be mailed a notice (containing information about their electricity rates and energy supply choice options).​

  • The Town is hosting a public information meeting to answer questions about the program at 7pm on Tuesday January 30th, 2024 at Stratham Municipal Center,  10 Bunker Hill Ave, Stratham, NH 03885.

  • All customers have until February 26th — when Stratham 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 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, Stratham Community Power will begin serving them on the date that their utility reads their meter on or after March 1, 2024. ​
    • Select customer groups are not eligible for automatic enrollment (listed below) but may choose to opt-in.

  • After the launch of Stratham 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.

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Source

Stratham Community Power purchases electricity from the sources you choose.

Delivery

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

Community

Stratham 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.

Stratham 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, Stratham

Electricity Supply Choices

Energy users in Stratham 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.

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 Stratham Community Power monthly variable rates for Primary General Service customers (Class GV) enrolled into Granite Basic compared to Unitil's supply rate in ¢ per kWh:

Note that variable rates shown for Unitil 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 reads your electricity meter. Refer to our FAQs for more details. 

Exceptions to Automatic Enrollment

Certain customer groups, will NOT be automatically enrolled in Stratham 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 

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 distribution utilities' supply rates.

CLEAN ENERGY OPTIONS

You have the option to buy renewable and carbon free power.

INVESTING IN COMMUNITY

We are designed to enable member towns to develop innovative local energy projects and programs.

LOCAL CONTROL

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

Community Representation

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

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Paul Deschaine
Member Representative 

Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

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Charlie Case
Member Representative (Alternate)

Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire

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Joe Anderson
Authorized Officer for Member Service Decisions

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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.

Contact Center

Reach out to our Contact Center to opt-in, opt-out, opt-up to cleaner power, or with any other questions or comments you may have:

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To contact customer service, call 1-866-603-7697 (POWR)

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