Voting Opens May 21 in NH Electric Co-op Board Election

PLYMOUTH – Members of New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) will be voting to fill four seats on the 11-member Board of Directors when the election opens on May 21.

A field of nine candidates is running for those four seats. Six of the candidates were nominated by the NHEC Nominating Committee, an independent body that reviews the qualifications of each candidate and recommends those it believes would best contribute to the successful operation of NHEC. Three candidates who were not nominated by the committee are running by petition, which required them to gather the signatures of a minimum of 100 NHEC members.

Candidates nominated by the committee seeking election to three-year terms are:

  • Patricia Barbour of Lee
  • Paul Bolduc of Bartlett
  • James Krull of Plymouth
  • Peter Laufenberg of Thornton
  • Jeffrey Morrill of Holderness
  • Brian Norton of Campton.

Those candidates who submitted petitions with the required signatures to run for the board are:

  • Brenda Boisvert of Campton
  • Leo Dwyer of Sandwich
  • Jerry Stringham of North Woodstock

Members will also be asked to decide on a proposed amendment to the NHEC Code of Bylaws. The proposed amendment, which was submitted by petition and is not supported by the Board of Directors, seeks to expand the Board’s powers of access to Cooperative working documents.

NHEC members are receiving written statements from the candidates in support of their candidacies, along with a ballot and a postage-paid return envelope. To save time, money and resources, NHEC encourages all members to vote securely online instead of returning a paper ballot. Each ballot mailing will include instructions for voting quickly and securely online.

NHEC members have until Wednesday, June 12, 2024, to return their completed paper ballot or cast their electronic ballot. Election results will be announced at the 85th Annual Meeting of Members, to be held Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Owl’s Nest Resort in Thornton. Members can also attend the Annual Meeting online. To register to attend in-person or online, please visit:

https://www.nhec.com/event/2024-annual-meeting-of-members/.

All NHEC members are welcome to attend. Resort activities such as tennis, pickleball, paddle boarding, golf and more are free or discounted for NHEC members from noon to 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Childcare and overnight accommodations are also available.

Order Nisi Approving Settlement Agreement of Proposed Purchase of Receivables Program

In this order nisi, the Commission approves a settlement agreement between New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Inc. (NHEC) and the New Hampshire Department of Energy (DOE). The settlement agreement resolves all issues to the reasonable satisfaction of the parties with respect to NHEC’s request for approval of a purchase of receivables (POR) program. This order is issued on a nisi basis, affording notice and opportunity for hearing to the parties in the underlying adjudicative proceeding and other interested persons.

READ THE FULL PUC ORDER HERE

SmartHub Redesign Debuts Feb. 1

SmartHub Redesign Debuts Feb. 1

It’s a new month and there’s a new look for your SmartHub account. SmartHub is your NHEC account manager – view your electric usage, report outages, pay bills and more with SmartHub. Starting February 1, 2024, you’ll see a redesigned look and feel for SmartHub, plus new features that make it even easier to manage your NHEC account. Not a SmartHub user? Join nearly 50,000 NHEC members and download the SmartHub app today for your mobile or PC!