- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The state may have to pay $15 million to convert more than two dozen buildings in Concord, New Hampshire, to natural gas after a utility that provides steam heat announced plans to close next year.

Concord Steam Corp. officials announced in July that it would cease operations by May 2017 if the Public Utilities Commission approves a plan for Liberty Utilities to purchase the company for $1.9 million.

The Concord plant heats about 25 state office buildings, including the Statehouse.

The Concord Monitor (https://bit.ly/2aJQEnq ) reports that the state would have to pay an estimated $15 million upfront for work that includes installing boilers in some of the state’s most historic buildings, which could take years.

Officials are in talks with lawmakers but haven’t yet identified a funding source.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com


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