Public Service Company of New Hampshire

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The Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSCNH) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northeast Utilities. On its website, PSCNH states that it formed in 1926 and is the state's "largest electric utility, serving more than 490,000 homes and businesses throughout the state."[1]

Existing Coal Plants

Plant State Year(s) Built Capacity
Merrimack Station NH 1960, 1968 459 MW
Schiller Station NH 1952, 1955, 1957 150 MW

PSCNH also operates the oil and gas fired Newington Station and together these three fossil-fuel power stations account for 95% of the utility's power output.[2]

Coal lobbying

Public Service Company is a member of the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA), an umbrella lobbying group for all coal ash interests that includes major coal burners Duke Energy, Southern Company and American Electric Power as well as dozens of other companies. The group argues that the so-called "beneficial-use industry" would be eliminated if a "hazardous" designation was given for coal ash waste.[3]

ACAA set up a front group called Citizens for Recycling First, which argues that using toxic coal ash as fill in other products is safe, despite evidence to the contrary.[3]

Contact Details

PSNH
PO Box 330
Manchester, New Hampshire 03105-0330
Phone: +1 800-662-7764
Website: http://www.psnh.com/

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Sources

  1. Public Service Company of New Hampshire, "Company Profile", Public Service Company of New Hampshire website, accessed June 2009.
  2. Public Service Company of New Hampshire, "Fossil Fuel-Fired Plants", Public Service Company of New Hampshire website, accessed June 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Coal-Fired Utilities to American Public: Kiss my Ash DeSmogBlog.com & PolluterWatch, October 27, 2010.

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