To promote clean energy and technologies through education 

and advocacy for a stronger economic future

OUR HISTORY

Established in 2003 as the NH Sustainable Energy Association...

We were founded by a small group of homeowners and renewable energy enthusiasts interested in networking and learning about sustainable building and residential renewable energy applications. The organization evolved to become a registered membership-based non-profit in 2008. For the next decade, NHSEA grew to become an influential advocate and educator on all things related to clean energy and energy efficiency. With the establishment of our business group, the NH Clean Tech Council (NHCTC), the organization became the go-to non-partisan resource for clean energy and clean tech issues. 

OUR NEW LOOK

The rebranding eliminates confusion regarding the two entities, modernizes our look, and gives the organization the opportunity to launch new services and benefits for our members. As our influence and activities have expanded to include electric vehicles, energy storage, economic development, infrastructure, and beyond, rebranding positions the organization to continue our track record of success with renewed vigor and a revised mission. Staff and Board of Directors undertook an extensive Strategic Planning exercise to ensure the rebrand was best suited to serve our members, supporters, and New Hampshire.

In 2019, NHSEA & NHCTC united under a new brand

OUR WORK

Accelerating NH towards a more prosperous, eco-friendly future...

We build relationships among people and organizations using a fact-based approach that offers objective, balanced, and practical insights for transforming the Granite State’s clean energy economy and sustaining its citizens’ way of life. We work with policymakers, businesses, local energy committees, municipal staff, and individuals to promote, educate, and advocate for favorable clean energy and energy efficiency policies and practices. We educate audiences on all matters pertaining to generating, storing, and efficiently using clean energy and to accelerate technology and opportunities that provide a more prosperous, eco-friendly future for the state.

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Over 15 years of leading efforts across the Granite State...

We have a proven track record of mobilizing members and supporters to advocate on a wide variety of clean energy issues. Some of our influential successes include:

  • Restoring funding to NH's Renewable Energy Fund

  • Creation of the state's first Energy Efficiency Resource Standard

  • Development of a fair "net metering 2.0" tariff

  • Defense of NH's Renewable Portfolio Standards

  • Development of NH's first battery storage pilot program

  • Initiation of NH's grid modernization proceeding

  • Publication of a Model Solar Zoning Ordinance for municipalities

  • Publication of NH's only Guide to Community Energy & Group Net Metering

OUR INITIATIVES & EVENTS

We provide services and resources to support the Granite State’s clean energy & tech industries, policymakers, and communities. Some of our highlighted programming and events include:

  • Coordination of NH's Local Energy Solutions Workgroup

  • Stewardship of the NH Wood Energy Council

  • Founding & management of Drive Electric NH

  • Partner on the NH Rural Renewables project

  • Hosting the annual Local Energy Solutions Conference (fall 2019)

  • Partner host for the annual NH Energy Week (March 2019)

  • Host of topical workshops and forums on topics including policy, electric rates, solar siting, energy storage, grid modernization, and more

We harness the power of knowledge sharing, networking, and public policy...