For our homes, for our businesses
Facing NH's electricity crisis
The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce, believes we are facing a crisis around the supply and cost of electricity. High electricity prices hurt our businesses’ bottom line, make us less competitive, and threaten jobs and our state’s economy. Join the BIA in advocating for policies and initiatives that enable the development of low-cost, reliable sources of energy.
Download the full report: The Economic Impacts of Failing to Build Energy Infrastructure in New England
The high cost of electricity is not just a New Hampshire challenge, it’s a regional challenge. New Hampshire is part of the New England energy grid, which supplies energy to the entire region. The high price we pay for energy is a matter of supply and demand on a regional scale. Energy costs are driven higher by constrained supply into the grid.
Download the full report: The State of the Grid 2018
There is now real concern that the supply of electricity will not meet the demand of New England’s 14 million customers as early as 2024/2025. ISO New England, the independent organization that operates the regional electric grid, says it will very likely have to institute rolling blackouts during peak-demand periods in order to keep electricity flowing.
Download the full report: Operational Fuel-Security Analysis
To address the current electrical energy crisis, BIA is advocating for state and regional policies and initiatives that enable the development of low-cost, reliable sources of energy, including expanded natural gas pipeline capacity and increased electrical transmission, into the region.
Download the full report: NH 10 Year Energy Strategy
Take action today –make our elected and appointed government representatives aware that you are concerned about the high cost of electricity because it makes New Hampshire less competitive, jeopardizes current and future jobs, and threatens the state’s economy as businesses grow (or relocate) operations and employment outside New Hampshire and New England.
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