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ISO New England, the organization that manages New England’s energy market, announced on Thursday that it has chosen to implement alternate current transmission line upgrades proposed by Eversource Energy, formerly known as National Grid. The transmission upgrades will add 25 miles of 345-kilovolt and 115-kilovolt overhead transmission lines to existing power line areas, connecting Londonderry, …

As electricity costs continue to increase, decision makers in Southern New Hampshire have met to consider a more reliable, less expensive energy source. On January 16, legislators and business leaders gathered at Derry Opera House to discuss energy issues currently affecting their state.  “Energy is a big deal right now,” said Rep. Robert Introne, R- Londonderry, one …

Local 104 Member Featured on Brotherhood Outdoors

If you are a fan of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s Brotherhood Outdoors, the TV series that “showcases the talents and passions of everyday Americans as they set out on extraordinary hunting and fishing adventures across North America,” you may see a familiar face on an upcoming episode. Brother Steve Murray,  a seven-year member of IBEW Local 104, …

The national spotlight has fallen on New England’s energy crisis. James Conca’s article for Forbes magazine: “Pipeline And Nuclear Shortages Send New England’s Utility Bills Soaring,” supports the position we have taken for several years concerning New England’s energy future: New England needs to diversify its energy portfolio and carefully consider alternative energy sources such as …

There are many benefits to working in New Hampshire, such as no sales tax or income tax, but a major disincentive to potential New Hampshire entrepreneurs is the rising cost of electricity. The problem is simple – the energy supply is not enough to meet the energy demand, and this is prohibiting business development. Profit …

Last winter, the price of energy rose to record heights in New Hampshire and the surrounding New England region. Fear of even higher energy prices this coming winter were confirmed when National Grid announced that they would be raising their electricity rates by 37 percent. This rate increase, which could affect some households in New England …