HB148 (2021) Detail

Allowing increased net energy metering limits for municipal hydroelectric facilities.


HB 148  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0344

10/08

 

HOUSE BILL 148

 

AN ACT allowing increased net energy metering limits for municipal hydroelectric facilities.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. O'Brien, Hills. 36; Rep. Telerski, Hills. 35; Rep. Cleaver, Hills. 35; Rep. M. King, Hills. 33; Rep. Vail, Hills. 30; Rep. Cohen, Hills. 28

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases the electric generating capacity of municipal hydroelectric facilities who may participate in net energy metering to 5 megawatts.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0344

10/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT allowing increased net energy metering limits for municipal hydroelectric facilities.

 

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

 

1  Net Energy Metering; Definition of Customer-Generator; Municipal Hydroelectric Increase.  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, operates, or purchases power from an electrical generating facility either powered by renewable energy or which employs a heat led combined heat and power system, with either a [total peak generating] nameplate or maximum rated capacity of up to and including one megawatt, or, for a municipal hydroelectric generation facility, up to and including 5 megawatts, and 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 to offset the customer's own electricity requirements in the first instance.  Incremental generation added to an existing generation facility, that does not itself qualify for net metering, shall qualify if such incremental generation meets the qualifications of this paragraph and is metered separately from the nonqualifying facility.

2  Net Energy Metering; Net Effects.  Amend RSA 362-A:9, VII to read as follows:

VII.(a) A distribution utility may perform an annual calculation to determine the net effect this section had on its default service and distribution revenues and expenses in the prior calendar year.  The method of performing the calculation and applying the results, as well as a reconciliation mechanism to collect or credit any such net effects with appropriate carrying charges and credits applied, shall be determined by the commission.

(b)  For the purposes of accounting for any exports to the distribution grid by customer-generators, such exports shall be treated as reductions to the customer-generator’s electricity supplier’s wholesale load obligation for energy supply as a load serving entity, net of any applicable line loss adjustments as approved by the commission.

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

Links

HB148 at GenCourtMobile
HB148 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 19, 2021 House Hearing
March 8, 2021 House Exec Session
March 5, 2021 House Exec Session
March 8, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB148 Revision: 31474 Date: Jan. 9, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

Docket


Sept. 15, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/15/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


June 21, 2021: ==CANCELLED== Full Committee Work Session: 06/21/2021 10:30 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98681120846


: Retained in Committee


March 8, 2021: Executive Session: 03/08/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/96232478698


March 5, 2021: Full Committee Work Session: 03/05/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95412375991 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


March 8, 2021: Executive Session: 03/08/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/96232478698


Feb. 19, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/19/2021 01:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/97871766128 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 2 P. 37


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy