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Eversource Ready for 2023 Hurricane Season

Jun 1, 2023

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Energy company encourages customers to also be prepared with an emergency plan and storm kit

MANCHESTER, N.H. (June 1, 2023) – As the 2023 hurricane season begins, Eversource is reminding customers about the importance of preparing and planning for major storms. The changing climate is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather, and the energy company works year-round to strengthen the grid through upgrades, maintenance, and proactive vegetation management to enhance reliability for customers. Atlantic hurricane season lasts through November, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting a near-normal season with up to 17 storms having winds above 39 mph and possibly nine of those storms becoming hurricanes.

“Our dedicated employees are always ready to serve our customers no matter what Mother Nature brings, and that can be especially unpredictable during hurricane season,” said Eversource New Hampshire President of Electric Operations Doug Foley. “Extreme weather poses threats to electric reliability year-round, which is why we’re working every day to make the grid more resilient to issues caused by the changing climate. We’re constantly focused on refining emergency response plans and closely communicating with our communities, emergency management and public safety officials – and our regular work to install stronger poles, thicker wires, and new, smart technologies that can shorten and isolate outages, as well as address hazardous trees that threaten the grid and public safety, delivers significant reliability benefits for our customers.”

With trees causing more than 90 percent of power outages during storms, trimming and removing hazard trees that threaten overhead electric lines is crucial to providing customers with reliable power in all types of weather. The energy company’s comprehensive year-round tree trimming program is fundamental to emergency preparedness. This year Eversource is investing $37 million to help reduce storm-related tree damage across New Hampshire with work scheduled along more than 2,500 miles of electric distribution lines.

Eversource offers several simple tips and steps customers can take to help prepare for hurricane season at home – before, during and after a storm. The energy company provides a storm safety checklist and encourages customers to always have an emergency plan in place, stock a storm kit with essential items, plan a meeting place for family members and be ready to check on neighbors. Customers can also download Eversource’s mobile app or sign up for the company’s two-way texting to report and check outages in the event they do occur.

For more information on Eversource’s emergency preparedness efforts and restoration process, visit

Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2023 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies. Celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, Eversource is New Hampshire’s largest electric utility, serving nearly 532,000 homes and businesses in 211 cities and towns, and also supplies water to approximately 10,200 homes and businesses in seven communities. Eversource is proud to be recognized as the #1 contributor to United Way in New Hampshire. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,500 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit

William Hinkle