Our Story & Values

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative is an electric utility that puts you first. We are not-for-profit, owned by our customer-members, and governed by the democratic process, so our members are at the center of everything we do. 

Founded in 1939, NHEC started out with a simple, yet ambitious goal: bring the promise of electricity to rural New Hampshire. Our very first pole was set in Lempster as part of an initial distribution system crossing 111 miles of rural Sullivan County. We now connect 85,000 members through 6,000 miles of energized lines, crossing 118 communities throughout New Hampshire. Headquartered in Plymouth, We think differently because we belong to the members and communities we serve.

We Serve Our Members

We exist to empower our members, provide them with the highest quality service, and be their trusted partner. Our purpose, vision, mission and values embody what we strive for every day.

The Cooperative Difference

Membership in an electric cooperative is a powerful thing. It means you have an energy partner you can trust to look out for your community’s best interests, not its own bottom line. Cooperatives around the world operate according to the same core principles and values.