BAE Systems Hosts Legislative Energy Briefing

BAE Systems Hosts Legislative Energy Briefing

Nashua Area Legislators Are Briefed by BAE Systems Executives at the Company’s South Nashua Facility on January 30, 2017.

BAE Systems, New Hampshire’s largest manufacturer, partnered with Eversource Energy to provide Greater Nashua-area state legislators an educational briefing on how energy markets work, the energy challenges facing the state and region, and the practical impact of these challenges on companies like BAE Systems.  Attendees included state Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Kevin Avard (R-Nashua) and state House Science, Technology, and Energy chairman Dick Barry (R-Merrimack).  They were joined by state Sen. Bette Lasky (D-Nashua) and total of about a dozen area legislators, who heard learned about BAE Systems’ New Hampshire operations, and how the company attempts to lower its energy costs through efficiency efforts and competitive supply contracts.  After Eversource executives explained the complex New England energy market and the state policies impacting the regional grid, BAE Systems provided the bi-partisan group of legislators with some practical examples of how the state’s high energy costs impact the company’s growth strategies.  BAE Systems has been a leading voice in Concord advocating for an “All of the Above” energy supply policy while working against subsidies and other programs which add to the cost of energy.

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