because the electricity it produces is locally sourced, clean, renewable energy that supports hundreds of jobs, as well as responsible forest management.
But did you know that power produced at Burgess is also less expensive than current market prices?
Electricity prices have surged recently, as high as 22 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). The average home uses about 900 kWh per month, costing approximately $200. *The power produced by Burgess costs much less – in some cases less than half.
The reason for soaring power prices are primarily because NH relies heavily on burning natural gas to produce electricity and supplies of natural gas are extremely tight.
Burgess BioPower is the 4th largest power generator in New Hampshire, behind only nuclear and imported natural gas. We are a vital source of power, which is now less expensive than current prices.