ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDER PROGRAM
Photo by Cheryl Senter, courtesy of the NH Charitable Foundation
ABOUT OUR ENERGY CIRCUIT RIDERS
The Energy Circuit Rider (ECR) Program was created and piloted in Coös County beginning in 2019. From 2019 to 2022, the North Country Circuit Rider helped more than a dozen communities complete over 30 energy efficiency and clean energy projects. The Circuit Rider Program has helped North Country communities receive more than $1.2 million in incentives and grants, resulting in over $3 million dollars invested in clean energy projects. In 2023 and 2024, CENH added three additional Energy Circuit Riders serving municipalities in the Monadnock, Seacoast, and Sullivan County regions.
The Energy Circuit Rider program also supports small businesses, including farms. In early 2022, a new kind of Energy Circuit Rider was added, specifically to provide similar technical assistance to small businesses in the North Country. In 2024, CENH received a three-year USDA grant to expand that program statewide, specifically to assist small businesses (including farms) in applying for USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
An Energy Circuit Rider is a shared staff person providing services to multiple cities and towns across a region. The CENH Energy Circuit Riders help municipalities and small businesses plan, finance, and implement energy-saving upgrades to buildings and infrastructure, as well as clean energy technologies such as renewable energy or electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Working side-by-side with municipal officials and business owners, Energy Circuit Riders provide capacity and expertise to support informed decision making.
To learn more about the CENH Energy Circuit Rider Program, please contact Clean Energy NH’s Circuit Rider Program Director Sarah Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The CENH Circuit Rider Program is expanding. We are currently hiring THREE new Circuit Riders to serve municipalities in Sullivan County and the Monadnock Region, and small businesses statewide.
"THAT PROGRAM HAS BEEN A GODSEND
FOR THE WHOLE NORTH COUNTRY"
-Rob Larson, Whitefield Public Works Director