The Orford Energy Committee pursues opportunities to reduce energy costs and environmental burdens within the Town of Orford

Are you concerned about NH’s Energy Strategy?

The 10 Year Plan issued in 2018 is currently being revised. Public Comment is invited but the deadline is fast approaching! Here is an opportunity to make your voice heard in Concord.

Pursuant to RSA 4-E:1, the Office of Strategic Initiatives is required to review the 10-year State Energy Strategy and consider any necessary updates every three years. OSI is beginning the process of reviewing and updating its 2018 10-Year State Energy Strategy (attached below under Documents). OSI welcomes public comment for consideration in preparing the 2021 10-Year Energy Strategy.

The public comment submission period will open on May 4, 2021, and close on June 25, 2021 at 4:00pm. Public comment can be sent to OSI by email: osi.osiinfo@osi.nh.gov,or by mail:

Office of Strategic Initiatives
Re: State Energy Strategy
107 Pleasant Street
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor
Concord, NH 03301

The 2018 10-Year State Energy Strategy can be found here.


Mark Blanchard – Chair
Jordon Sutherlin – Vice Chair
John Miller – Secretary


Ted Cooley
Robb Day
Scott Gagnon
David Smith

Going Green on a Budget

We can’t all afford a heat pump, EV, or solar panels, but we can still cut our carbon footprints and save money at the same time, through changing a few habits – Click Here for More Information

COVER Home Repair (based in White River Junction) runs a weatherization program in the winter months. They serve low income people who want to save money and energy on their winter heating needs at little or no cost to homeowners. In one day COVER and its teams of volunteers can make noticeable improvements on many older framed houses and mobile homes. In addition to running blower door tests, they air seal,  insulate water heaters, insulate pipes, insulate box sills, bulkheads and attic hatches, install window kits, install LEDS and smoke detectors, a make minor repairs. Click on the link or call #802-296-7241 for more information.

The Future of Nature – New Hampshire’s most ambitious campaign for conservation – Click here for information on Clean Energy Initiatives

Contact & Hours


Vital Communities Energy Program

US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

NH Saves – Your Source for Energy
To use the Home Heating Index tool to see if you qualify for the NHSaves Home Performance with the ENEGRY STAR program, click here

NH Energy Efficiency – Renewable Energy Incentives & Rebates

NH Public Utilities Commission Energy Efficiency

NH Local Energy Solutions Resource Guide

Eversource – Energy Saving Tips

NH Electric Coop (NHEC) – Energy Savings Resources