SB 124 - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES
SENATE BILL 124
SPONSORS: Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Rep. Mann, Ches. 2; Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Somssich, Rock. 27
COMMITTEE: Energy and Natural Resources
This bill revises the required minimum percentages of classes I to IV renewable energy in the electric renewable portfolio standards through the year 2040. The bill also provides an exemption from increases in the annual purchase percentages for certain electrical supply contracts.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
9Jan2020... 2804h 19-0979
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
362-F:3 Minimum Electric Renewable Portfolio Standards.
I. For each year specified below, each provider of electricity shall obtain and retire certificates sufficient in number and class type to meet or exceed the percentages designated of total megawatt-hours of electricity supplied by the provider to its end-use customers that year, except to the extent that the provider makes payments to the renewable energy fund under RSA 362-F:10, II:
(a) For Class I: 9.6 percent in 2019; plus an additional .9 percent each year until 2040. Within the total for Class I, the Class I useful thermal requirement shall be 1.4 percent in 2019 plus an additional .2 percent for each year until 2040. Therefore, for 2040, and each year thereafter, the total for Class I shall be 28.5 percent with 5.6 percent Class I useful thermal within the total.
(b) For Class II: .6 percent in 2019; .7 percent in 2020; plus an additional .9 percent for each year until 2040. Therefore, for 2040 and each year thereafter, the Class II requirement shall be 18.7 percent.
(c) For Class III: for 2019 and each year thereafter, 8 percent.
(d) For Class IV: for 2019 and each year thereafter, 1.5 percent.
2 New Section; Minimum Electric Renewable Portfolio Standards; Exemption Period for Certain Electrical Supply Contracts. Amend RSA 362-F by inserting after section 3 the following new section:
362-F:3-a Exemption Period for Certain Electrical Supply Contracts.
I. The increases in the annual purchase percentages under RSA 362-F:3 applicable to class II for 2021 and thereafter as compared to the class II annual purchase percentages in effect as of January 1, 2020, shall not apply to the megawatt-hours delivered during the contract term under any electrical power supply contract entered into before the effective date of this section, provided that the contract term in effect before such effective date has not been extended or otherwise increased after that date.
II. Providers shall inform the commission by July 1 of each year, through July 1, 2023, of all such exempted contracts, including but not limited to, the execution date and expiration date of the contract, the basis for exemption under this section, and if applicable, the annual megawatt-hours supplied and exempted, or the annual amount of exempted methane gas certificates and the basis for exemption. All such information filed with the commission shall be exempt from the provisions of RSA 91-A:5, IV.
|March 12, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|March 28, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 17, 2019||House||Hearing|
|April 30, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 7, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|May 15, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Nov. 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 4|
|March 12, 2019||Hearing: 03/12/2019, Room 103, SH, 10:30 am; SC 13|
|March 28, 2019||Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-1181s, 03/28/2019; SC 15|
|March 28, 2019||Committee Amendment # 2019-1181s, AA, VV; 03/28/2019; SJ 11|
|March 28, 2019||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-1181s, RC 14Y-10N, MA; OT3rdg; 03/28/2019; SJ 11|
|March 20, 2019||Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 11 P. 73|
|April 17, 2019||Public Hearing: 04/17/2019 01:00 pm LOB 304|
|April 30, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 04/30/2019 10:00 am LOB 304|
|May 7, 2019||Full Committee Work Session: 05/07/2019 09:55 am LOB 304|
|May 7, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 05/07/2019 10:00 am LOB 304|
|May 9, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 05/09/2019 01:30 pm LOB 304|
|May 15, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 05/15/2019 10:30 am LOB 304|
|Retained in Committee|
|June 10, 2019||Full Committee Work Session: 06/10/2019 11:00 am LOB 304|
|Sept. 10, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 09/10/2019 01:00 pm LOB 304|
|Sept. 25, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 09/25/2019 10:00 am LOB 304|
|Oct. 23, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 10/23/2019 01:30 pm LOB 301|
|Nov. 6, 2019||Executive Session: 11/06/2019 01:00 pm LOB 304|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2804h (NT) (Vote 11-8; RC) HC 50 P. 30|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|Jan. 9, 2020||Amendment # 2019-2804h (NT): AA VV 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 42|
|Jan. 9, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-2804h (NT): MA RC 214-141 01/09/2020 HJ 2 P. 42|
|June 29, 2020||Sen. Fuller Clark Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, RC 14Y-10N, MA; 06/29/2020; SJ 9|