New plans announced to help NH families with energy costs

A $100 credit could be on the way for nearly all New Hampshire residential utility customers under new plans announced Wednesday to help residents deal with high energy costs. Chris Sununu announced a series of initiatives and investments, saying he wanted help to be available quickly with the warm weather ahead. Some utilities have announced rate increases in New Hampshire that could mean an increase of $70 per month on average. Small, from Candie. “Prices are rising, you are suffering.” The governor said the state is seeking relief for families from rising electricity prices. For the 24,000 New Hampshire families who are part of the low-income home energy assistance program, $7.5 million is being made available. “You don’t have to re-register. You don’t have to re-apply,” Sununu said. “You are automatically enrolled, and those dollars go directly into providing funds.” be used to provide credit to approximately 600,000 utility customers, which would include virtually all residential customers. “It will come in the form of a $100 credit by December,” Sununu said. increase its prices. The company said it realizes we are going through tough financial times and is working to ensure customers are aware of their options. in the coming days,” Eversource spokesperson William Hinkle said. The state’s congressional delegation also weighed in, saying the money they got from the US bailout and LIHEAP made the new funds possible.

A $100 credit could be on the way for nearly all New Hampshire residential utility customers under new plans announced Wednesday to help residents deal with high energy costs.

Governor Chris Sununu announced a series of initiatives and investments, saying he wanted help to be available quickly with warm weather on the way.

“It hits everyone very, very badly, and it impacts daily life,” Sununu said.

Some utilities have announced rate increases in New Hampshire that could mean an increase of $70 per month on average.

“We’re retirees, so the main thing is that you get a check for the amount each month and that’s it,” said Candia’s Ellen Small. “Prices go up, you suffer.”

The governor said the state is seeking relief for families from rising electricity prices. For the 24,000 New Hampshire families who are part of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, $7.5 million is being made available.

“You don’t have to re-register. You don’t have to re-apply,” Sununu said. “You are automatically enrolled and those dollars go directly into providing funds.”

The governor said he also wants to use $7 million of the state’s surplus to shore up the electric assistance program and tap into the $60 million surplus that he says will be used to provide credit. to approximately 600,000 utility customers, which would include virtually all residential customers.

“It will come in the form of a $100 credit by December,” Sununu said.

Eversource, the state’s largest utility, recently asked to raise its rates. The company said it realizes we are going through tough financial times and is working to ensure customers are aware of their options.

“To explore additional payment assistance options, we may offer our customers extended payment plans, and we hope to have details on these in the coming days,” the Eversource spokesperson said. William Hinkle.

The state’s congressional delegation also weighed in, saying the money they got from the US bailout and LIHEAP made the new funds possible.

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