Early this month the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission released their statewide energy efficiency plan for 2021-2023. The plan had been finalized after ten months of deliberation and feedback during stakeholder processes.
S. Balakrishnan, ANB’s CEO, stated that “ANB has been a part of the energy efficiency scene in NH since 2012. Our products eTRACK+ and eTRM will help NH meet these new, aggressive energy efficiency goals by streamlining the recording and management of energy savings data.”
The 2021-2023 plan aims for a steep increase in energy efficiency savings compared to the 2018-2020 plan, targeting a 57% increase in cumulative annual MWh savings and 43% increase in in cumulative annual MMBtu savings.
|Electric Programs||2018-2020 Plan||2021-2023 Plan|
|Cumulative Annual MWh Savings||334,273||525,333|
|Cumulative Program Funding ($)||154,142,047||350,828,573|
|Natural Gas Programs||2018-2020 Plan||2021-2023 Plan|
|Cumulative Annual MMBtu Savings||525,575||753,581|
|Cumulative Program Funding ($)||31,396,650||41,882,264|
In 2019 NH was ranked 20th in the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. NH’s comprehensive priority plan for 2021-2023 which details the development of new market friendly offerings whilst continuing to promote existing programs to ensure the goals are met will improve their future ranking. Below are the targets for each utility.
|Utility||Electric Annual Savings (MWh) 2021-2023||% of total savings|
|Utility||Natural Gas Annual Savings (MMBtu) 2021-2023||% of total savings|
A regional plan is also being developed by the NH utilities to facilitate workforce development strategies for the energy efficiency industry.