Salem Community Patriot | March 30, 2012 - 3 National Grid Set to Lower New Hampshire Natural Gas Rates by 17 Percent
There’s more good news on the way for National Grid’s New Hampshire natural gas customers: their bills are going to go down. Based on the rates filed last week, the company’s residential customers can expect to see a 17 percent reduction in their monthly bills starting May 1 and continuing through October of this year, compared to 2011 rates paid during the same period. The lower rate is the result of the lower price National Grid is paying to purchase natural gas for its customers and is subject to approval by the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission.
“Energy costs are a big part of everyone’s
budget. We want our customers to know we’re here for them to help manage those costs. We hope this substantial decrease will provide a boost for residential and business customers alike,” said Timothy F. Horan, National Grid’s president in New Hampshire. “Lower natural gas prices also can impact the price of electricity because
nearly 40 percent of the electricity used in New England is generated by natural gas. We expect our electricity customers will see a significant decrease in their bills too starting in May, providing more financial relief for all of our New Hampshire customers.” The company expects to announce next week
how much electricity prices will fall. The natural gas commodity rates filed today are approximately 32 percent less than rates from May through October in 2011. That translates into a 17 percent net reduction on the monthly bill of a typical residential heating customer using 53 therms of natural gas each month. An average monthly bill is expected to decrease by $12, from $73 to $61. The lower cost of gas for the coming months continues a trend that customers have seen for the past several years. Wholesale natural gas prices have declined consistently since March 2009. Prices are expected to at least remain stable
Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network Salutes Our
Certified Athletic Trainers submitted by Kathy Hall, BSN, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network March is National Athletic Training Month. This year’s theme of “Athletic
Trainers Save Lives” shines a spotlight on the dedicated individuals who oversee sporting events, help prevent injuries and deal with emergencies when necessary.
Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network Sports Medicine Division Melissa Bligh
would like to celebrate by shining a spotlight on two of their own: David Warwick ATC and Melissa Bligh ATC. David came to Northeast Rehab in 2000, and has worked diligently to emphasize his value to the organization. He currently covers Haverhill High School’s stadium and ice rink athletes as well as Northern Essex men’s and women’s basketball. His professionalism and goal of high quality service to his athletes are without comparison. Most impressive is that David loves to share his wealth of knowledge with his peers and embraces educating the community. David is considered a professional resource. David’s enthusiasm for the profession of athletic training is contagious. Melissa’s employment with Northeast Rehab began after she interned as a student in 2006. Since then she has and continues to cover Timberlane Regional Middle School athletes. Undeniably, Melissa approaches her work with a high degree of professionalism and discipline. She has proven to have a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, and especially the middle school aged athlete. Her ability to connect with those athletes and her talent to do so with great initiative and a positive attitude has served her very well. Our reputation in the community as a leader in athletic training services has been enhanced by Melissa. Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital Network Sports Division provides Athletic Training Services to seven local schools in Southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley area.
David Warwick Elks Enjoy Irish Night
submitted by Louise Landry, Derry Salem Elks Enjoying a traditional Irish Night at the Derry Salem Elks on March 17, Bob Christenson, Past Exalted Ruler, and Rosemary Herman feasted on a traditional Irish Corned Beef dinner followed by entertainment by the Irish Step Dancers from the Cuniffe Academy in Londonderry. These dancers preformed all day within the community to celebrate the Irish traditions.
through 2012. The abundant domestic supply of natural gas, an unusually warm winter and nearly full storage capacity are cited as the primary reasons for lower prices. National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up.’ In the northeast US, we connect more than
seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity
systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA customers. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. For more information visit our Website: www. nationalgridus.com
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