Support for Energy Education Applauded

Concord, NH April 18, 2007—Three of the state’s electric utility companies and the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning will be recognized by Wilson Educational Services, Inc. for their outstanding support of energy education for New Hampshire schools.

Since 1987, more than 165 energy education programs have been provided with the support of Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), New Hampshire Electric Coop (NHEC), Unitil and the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning. The programs have directly involved approximately 4,000 students and 200 teachers, who learned to apply academic skills to real energy challenges in their schools.

As a result of the program, students have identified energy conservation measures that could save their schools approximately $1 million in annual energy costs. The total savings potential of all the programs to date is approximately $14 million.

The awards will be presented on April 18th by Carol Wilson, President of Wilson Educational Services, Inc., at a meeting of the New Hampshire Science Teachers Association.