Bart Fromuth, took moderated the Phase Two of “Community Power: Local Programs” panel at the 2023 Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference held on Thursday, November 2 in Manchester, NH. This event was hosted by Clean Energy NH and focused on a critical topic: New Hampshire Community Power.
New Hampshire Community Power
New Hampshire Community Power, also known as municipal aggregation, empowers local governments to consolidate residents, businesses, and municipal accounts under a single energy supplier. This strategic move allows the government to procure power from an alternate supplier while the local utility continues to deliver energy, ensuring a seamless transition for participants.
Community Power Program Benefits
The advantages of New Hampshire Community Power are abundant, offering a multitude of benefits for both communities and individual consumers:
- Greater Community Buying Power: By uniting entire towns and municipalities, local governments gain significant buying power, enabling them to negotiate lower prices for their community and encouraging greater supplier participation.
- Price Stability: New Hampshire Community Power allows communities to secure fixed rates over long contract terms, shielding them from market fluctuations.
- Self-Funded: New Hampshire Community Power programs are entirely self-funded, relieving any strain on local budgets and avoiding additional costs for nonparticipating consumers.
- Flexible Participation: Participants have the flexibility to leave their community’s New Hampshire Community Power program at any time without incurring penalties and can directly enroll with another service provider.
- Protection for Consumers: New Hampshire Community Power contract terms and conditions offer enhanced protection compared to those offered by suppliers directly to consumers.
- Public Oversight: Under New Hampshire Community Power, town officials maintain accountability over suppliers and other involved parties.
- Local Control: New Hampshire Community Power programs are tailored to address local community priorities and objectives.
- Professional Expertise: Our partner provides communities with access to professional expertise, ensuring a smooth rollout and continued program administration.
- Product Options: Municipal clients can define their standard product and explore additional options within the framework of New Hampshire Community Power.
These benefits make New Hampshire Community Power a promising avenue for New Hampshire communities to achieve greater energy affordability, stability, and control. As we navigate the evolving landscape of energy choices, Freedom Energy remains dedicated to supporting sustainable energy practices and initiatives that benefit our communities.