Northeast Utilities (NU) announced today that Gary A. Long, 62, will be stepping down as President of Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH) on August 1, after leading the state’s largest utility through historic changes in New Hampshire’s energy industry for the past 13 years. While deciding to leave his current role at PSNH, Long will continue as an executive of Northeast Utilities to assist PSNH and NU in the months ahead to advance the Northern Pass project, a proposed transmission line carrying low-cost renewable hydro-electric power from Québec to New Hampshire, and to work on important energy policy issues in the state.
Gary A. Long, President, Public Service of New Hampshire (Photo: Business Wire)
“Gary’s contributions to PSNH are remarkable, and his history of customer service, operational excellence and steadfast commitment to New Hampshire is present all across the state,” said Tom May, President and CEO of NU. “We are pleased he will continue to build on this history by turning his focus and skills to leading this very important transmission project, which will help move New Hampshire toward a cleaner energy future.” “PSNH has been a very important part of my life and career over the last 37 years, and I am truly grateful to all my colleagues at PSNH and NU and all those in the state who have made it an exciting and fulfilling experience for me, particularly during the past 13 years as president,” said Long. “I look forward to now focusing on the advancement of the Northern Pass project, which I believe will provide unique and critical value to PSNH customers, the state of New Hampshire, and the New England region for future decades, and providing guidance and leadership on important energy policy issues.”