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September 30, 2019

In order to support economic development and help New Hampshire small businesses lower their energy costs and reduce their impact on the environment, the NH Small Business Development Center and Eversource have partnered on the SBDC’s Sustainability Program. As part of the two-year partnership, Eversource will support the SBDC Business Sustainability Program, which provides one-on-one confidential business advising in the areas of environmental management, energy efficiency assessment and funding, and employee safety to small businesses across the state.

The partnership will focus on strengthening the Sustainability Program in three key areas: awareness of available energy efficiency programs, services and resources through NHSaves; energy efficiency training and education for SBDC staff working with small businesses; and connecting businesses to those resources and programs. In addition, together NH SBDC and Eversource will develop an e-Learning course on energy efficiency for businesses to add to the SBDC’s robust curriculum of online business education opportunities.

Watch for more great tips and resources on energy efficiency throughout October and over the next two years.

Here is Eversource's press release, announcing the partnership.

 

NH SBDC and Eversource Partner to Drive Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses            

Partnership to support NH SBDC’s Sustainability Program will support economic development, help more businesses lower energy costs

MANCHESTER, N.H. (October 16, 2019) — In order to support economic development and help New Hampshire small businesses lower their energy costs and reduce their impact on the environment, the NH Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Eversource have partnered to enhance the SBDC’s Business Sustainability Program. As part of the two-year partnership, Eversource will provide support and energy efficiency expertise to the program office, which provides one-on-one confidential business advising in the areas of environmental management, energy efficiency assessment and funding, and employee safety to small businesses across the state.

“NH SBDC is pleased to partner with Eversource on this project to bring more information and resources about energy efficiency to the state’s small business community,” said Liz Gray, state director of the NH SBDC. “In addition to energy projects, our Business Sustainability Program also works with companies on adopting best management practices to reduce operational risk, increase profitability, and therefore enhance the value of a company. We are grateful for Eversource’s thought leadership on the clean energy future and their support for expanding SBDC’s Business Sustainability Program’s efforts.” 

“We’re excited to partner with the NH SBDC on the Business Sustainability Program to help small business lower their energy costs and reduce their impact on the environment, which will also support economic development across the state,” said Eversource NH Energy Efficiency Spokesperson Kate Peters. “At Eversource we’re focused on innovative solutions that improve reliability, lower costs and advance a clean energy future, and connecting more businesses with energy efficiency programs is an important part of those efforts.” 

The partnership will focus on strengthening the Business Sustainability Program in three key areas: awareness of available energy efficiency solutions, services and resources; energy efficiency training and education for SBDC staff working with small businesses; and connecting businesses to those resources and programs. In addition, together NH SBDC and Eversource will develop an e-Learning course on energy efficiency for businesses that will be added to the SBDC’s robust curriculum of online business education opportunities.

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About Eversource:

Eversource (NYSE: ES) is New Hampshire's largest electric utility, serving more than 500,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns, and also supplies water to approximately 9,300 homes and businesses in Hampton, North Hampton and Rye. Eversource is proud to be recognized as the top contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of about 8,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@eversourceNH) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceNH). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.

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