HB 199 - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 199
SPONSORS: Rep. Barry, Hills. 21; Rep. Vose, Rock. 9; Rep. Vadney, Belk. 2; Rep. L. Ober, Hills. 37
COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
IV.[(a)] Class IV [(Existing Small Hydroelectric)] shall include the production of electricity from hydroelectric energy[, provided the facility:
(1) Began operation prior to January 1, 2006;
(2) When required, has documented applicable state water quality certification pursuant to section 401 of the Clean Water Act for hydroelectric projects; and
(A) Has a total nameplate capacity of 5 MWs or less as measured by the sum of the nameplate capacities of all the generators at the facility and has actually installed both upstream and downstream diadromous fish passages and such installations have been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or;
(B) Has a total nameplate capacity of one MW or less as measured by the sum of the nameplate capacities of all generators at the facility, is in compliance with applicable Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fish passage restoration requirements, and is interconnected with an electric distribution system located in New Hampshire].
[(b)(1) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a), the commission shall re-certify as class IV renewable energy sources the facilities named in commission order numbers 24,940 and 24,952. These facilities are:
(A) The Canaan, Gorham, Hooksett, and Jackman hydroelectric facilities owned by Public Service Company of New Hampshire, which had been previously certified by the commission on September 23, 2008; and
(B) The North Gorham and Bar Mills projects owned by FPL Energy Maine Hydro, LLC which had been previously certified by the commission on October 30, 2008.
(2) These facilities shall not qualify or be certified as class IV renewable energy sources after March 23, 2009, unless they meet the requirements of subparagraph (a). Such facilities shall be eligible for class IV renewable energy certificates for all electricity generated between the effective date of each facility's original certification by the commission through March 23, 2009. Such certificates shall have the same validity as any other class IV certificate issued under RSA 362-F, and may be sold, exchanged, banked, and utilized accordingly].
|Jan. 18, 2017||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 14, 2017||House||Exec Session|
|March 8, 2017||House||Floor Vote|
: Died on Table
March 9, 2017: Lay on Table (Rep. Barry): MA VV 03/09/2017 HJ 10 P. 73
March 8, 2017: Removed from Consent (Rep. Harrington) 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 7
March 8, 2017: Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/08/2017 (Vote 21-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2017: Executive Session: 02/14/2017 01:30 PM LOB 304
Feb. 14, 2017: Full Committee Work Session: 02/14/2017 10:15 AM LOB 304
Jan. 18, 2017: ==RESCHEDULED== Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 10:30 AM LOB 304
Jan. 18, 2017: ==CANCELLED== Public Hearing: 01/18/2017 09:30 AM LOB 304
Jan. 4, 2017: Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 20