Carbon Neutral by 2030

We’re building a clean energy future for our customers, communities and our own families here at Eversource. It’s why we’ve made one of the most ambitious goals of its kind – to have our operations be carbon neutral by 2030.

This goal is a testament to our vision of leading the industry in sustainability. We are supporting regional climate change goals by reducing our own emissions and enabling a cleaner grid. Our investments in renewable energy sources, like wind and solar power, will also play an important role in achieving the ambitious emission-reduction targets of our states.

We will reach our goal by improving the efficiency of our operations and implementing innovative technologies to reduce emissions.

Our strategy focuses on five key areas:

Our fleet represents 7% of our GHG footprint. We are updating our company vehicle fleet by adding electric and hybrid vehicles and pursuing innovative partnerships.
Methane represents 10% of our GHG footprint. We are reducing methane leaks in our natural gas distribution system by replacing aging pipes and pursuing innovative pilots like geothermal.
Our facilities represent 10% of our GHG footprint. We are reducing our electricity and fuel use at our facilities by upgrading HVAC equipment with more efficient models and replacing lighting with LEDs.
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), a potent greenhouse gas used in electric equipment, represents 4% of our GHG footprint. We are adopting innovative solutions to replace the use of SF6.
Line loss, one of the industry’s greatest challenges, represents 69% of our greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. We are enabling a cleaner mix of energy in the grid and improving efficiencies in our transmission infrastructure.

As we look ahead, we believe that addressing the impact of our carbon footprint will require innovative solutions. That's why we are collaborating with industry partners and engaging our employees to develop solutions.

For the emissions we can't eliminate, we will seek creative carbon offset programs that address our carbon balance and benefit the communities in which we operate.

Our commitment to sustainability is more than just operations. It’s an opportunity to support the communities that we serve and have a positive impact.

Did you know: We also voluntarily reduce polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) by replacing PCB-contaminated transformers and other oil-filled equipment.

Beyond our carbon-neutral operations

2020 Sustainability Report

See our the progress we've made on our environment, social and governance initiatives. 

Read the report