SB265 (2022) Detail

Relative to the aggregation of electric customers by counties.

Energy and Natural Resources

January 18, 2022





Amendment to SB 265


Amend the bill by replacing section 1 with the following:


1  Aggregation of Electric Customers by Municipalities and Counties.  Amend RSA 53-E:7, II to read as follows:

II. If the plan is adopted or once adopted is revised to include an opt-out alternative default service, the municipality or county shall mail written notification to each retail electric customer within the municipality or county service area where such opt-out service is to be provided.  If an electric aggregation program or energy service is offered only on an opt-in basis, mailing of written notification to each retail electric customer within the municipality or county service area shall not be required. Municipalities and counties shall post public notice of aggregation programs.  To enable such mailed notification and notwithstanding RSA 363:38, after an aggregation plan is duly approved the electric distribution utility or utilities serving an adopting municipality or county shall provide to such municipality or county a current list of the names and mailing addresses of all their electric customers taking distribution service within the municipality or county. Notification shall include a description of the aggregation program, the implications to the municipality or county, and the rights and responsibilities that the participants will have under the program, and if provided on an opt-out basis, the fixed rate or charges that will apply. No retail electric customer shall be included in a program in which the customer does not know all of the rates or charges the customer may be subject to at least 30 days in advance of the customer's application and has the option, for a period of not less than 30 days from the date of the mailing, to opt out of being enrolled in such program, unless the customer affirmatively responds to the notification or requests in writing to be included in the program.




This bill clarifies when a municipality or county must mail customers written notice of the adoption of certain electric aggregation programs.


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Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2022 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

SB265 Revision: 34705 Date: Jan. 18, 2022, 4:33 p.m.
SB265 Revision: 34304 Date: Dec. 14, 2021, 1:47 p.m.


Jan. 13, 2022: Hearing: 01/18/2022, Room 103, SH, 09:30 am; SC 3

Dec. 14, 2021: To Be Introduced 01/05/2022 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 1