Bill Text - HB381 (2011)

Authorizing net metering for micro-combined heat and power systems.


Revision: Jan. 25, 2011, midnight

HB 381 – AS INTRODUCED

2011 SESSION

11-0454

09/03

HOUSE BILL 381

AN ACT authorizing net metering for micro-combined heat and power systems.

SPONSORS: Rep. Introne, Rock 3; Rep. Kaen, Straf 7; Rep. Cataldo, Straf 3

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

ANALYSIS

This bill redefines “eligible customer-generator” in order to authorize net metering for micro-combined heat and power systems.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

11-0454

09/03

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eleven

AN ACT authorizing net metering for micro-combined heat and power systems.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Definition; Customer-Generator. Amend RSA 362-A:1-a, II-b to read as follows:

II-b. “Eligible customer-generator” or “customer-generator” means an electric utility customer who owns or operates electrical generating facilities powered by renewable energy with a total peak generating capacity of not more than 100 kilowatts, or that first begins operation after July 1, 2010 and has a total peak generating capacity of 100 kilowatts or more up to one megawatt or powered by a microcombined heat and power (MICRO-CHP) system, that is located behind a retail meter on the customer’s premises, is interconnected and operates in parallel with the electric grid, and is used in the first instance to offset the customer’s own electricity requirements.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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