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  • More than two-fifths of all New Hampshire households rely on fuel oil as their primary heating fuel, the second-largest share, after Maine, among the states.
  • In 2016, New Hampshire generated more of the state's electricity from wind than from coal for the first time, and, with the exception of 2018, annual generation from wind has continued to exceed that from coal.
  • Seabrook, the largest nuclear power reactor in New England, provided 61% of New Hampshire’s 2019 electricity net generation.
  • In 2019, 17% of New Hampshire's electricity generation came from renewable resources, including small-scale solar installations. Most of the state's renewable generation comes from biomass and hydroelectric power.
  • New Hampshire has two of the three coal-fired power plants still operating in New England—Schiller at Portsmouth and Merrimack at Bow.

Last Updated: July 16, 2020

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