It’s tax time for NH utility customers

Saturday, March 3, 2018 D. Maurice Kreis 0
While we are all working on our individual tax returns, there are some important developments brewing on the taxation front with respect to public utilities.  They all come down to this ineluctable reality:  Utilities don’t pay taxes, ratepayers do. READ MORE

Lawmakers in Concord hear truths and tales about electricity

Monday, October 2, 2017 D. Maurice Kreis 0
Exactly how dire is the situation? How close is New England to a failure of the bulk power transmission system on a cold winter’s day in which every natural gas heating furnace in the six states is turned up and every natural gas generator in New England is trying to suck fuel from the same pipeline network as the furnaces? READ MORE

Power to the People: PSNH to be Restructured at Last – Maybe

Monday, July 31, 2017 D. Maurice Kreis 0
At issue is the Access Northeast natural gas pipeline, in which PSNH’s parent company is a major investor.  If built, Access Northeast would slice across southern New England and supposedly relieve the fuel supply shortages that bedevil the region’s natural gas generators during those few hours in an ultra-cold winter (like those of 2013 and 2014) when the priority claims of those who use natural gas to heat their premises allegedly leave insufficient fuel to make enough electricity. READ MORE