HB199 (2017) Detail

Relative to including hydroelectric in renewable energy classes.


HB 199 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2017 SESSION

17-0683

06/09

 

HOUSE BILL 199

 

AN ACT relative to including hydroelectric in renewable energy classes.

 

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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ANALYSIS

 

This bill adds all hydroelectric energy to Class IV electric renewable energy classes.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

17-0683

06/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to including hydroelectric in renewable energy classes.

 

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

 

1  Electric Renewable Portfolio Standards; Electric Renewable Energy Classes.  Amend RSA 362-F:4, IV to read as follows:

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

(3)  Either:

(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].

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

Links

HB199 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB199 Revision: 654 Date: Jan. 30, 2017, 12:20 p.m.

Docket


: 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