HB146 (2017) Detail

Relative to the definition of energy cost saving measure and relative to energy performance contracting.


HB 146 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0212

06/09

 

HOUSE BILL 146

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of energy cost saving measure and relative to energy performance contracting.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Richardson, Coos 4; Rep. Murotake, Hills. 32; Rep. Shepardson, Ches. 10; Rep. Merner, Coos 7; Rep. S. Harvey, Hills. 29; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill expands the definition of "energy cost saving measure" to include utility cost savings.

 

This bill also requires an energy performance contract to include a guarantee of utility cost savings over the term of the contract.

 

This bill was requested by the department of environmental services.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0212

06/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of energy cost saving measure and relative to energy performance contracting.

 

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

 

1  State Facility Energy Cost Reduction; Definitions; Energy Cost Saving Measure.  Amend RSA 21-I:19-b, I to read as follows:

I.  "Energy cost saving measure'' means any construction, improvement, repair, alteration, or betterment of any building or facility or any equipment, fixture, or furnishing to be added to or used in any building or facility that will be a cost effective energy-related project.  This shall include any project that will lower energy or utility costs in connection with the operation or maintenance of such building or facility and will achieve energy cost savings or utility cost savings sufficient to recover any project costs or incurred debt service within 20 years from the date of project implementation.

2  Department of Administrative Services; Energy Performance Contracts; Utility Cost Savings.  Amend RSA 21-I:19-d, II(f) to read as follows:

(f)  Any energy performance contract should require the contractor to include all energy efficiency improvement in selected buildings that are calculated to recover all costs within 20 years from the date of project implementation at existing energy prices.  The contract shall require that the public utility or energy services provider be repaid only to the extent of energy cost savings or utility cost savings guaranteed by the contractor to accrue over the term of the contract.

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

Links

HB146 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 12, 2017 House Hearing
Jan. 24, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 2, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB146 Revision: 663 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 18
Jan. 12, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/12/2017 01:30 PM LOB 304
Jan. 24, 2017 Full Committee Work Session: 01/24/2017 10:00 AM LOB 304
Jan. 24, 2017 Executive Session: 01/24/2017 01:00 PM LOB 304
Feb. 2, 2017 Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/02/2017 (Vote 16-5; RC) HC 9 P. 9
Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass
Feb. 2, 2017 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/02/2017 HJ 5 P. 22