Largest Utility Company in NH Seeks Higher Rates to Help Pay for Pollution-Reducing Scrubber

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s largest utility wants to increase customers’ electric bills starting in January to pay for its $430 million scrubber at its coal burning plant in Bow.

The scrubber, mandated by a 2006 law to reduce sulfur and mercury emissions, won’t be fully operational until 2012 or 2013.

But Public Service Company of New Hampshire says in documents filed with the state that customers are already getting cleaner air from it and should start paying for the equipment.

The Public Utilities Commission will decide on PSNH’s request after a December hearing.

The company would spread out the cost of the scrubber over 20 years. The Concord Monitor reports a PSNH spokesman says the scrubber will ultimately lower rates and save customers money.


Information from: Concord Monitor,

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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