Bill Text - HB281 (2023)

(New Title) relative to least cost integrated resource plans of utilities; municipal hosts for purposes of limited electrical energy producers; the cost of compliance with disclosure of electric renewable portfolio standards; repealing the energy efficiency and sustainable energy board; and procedures for energy facility siting by the site evaluation committee.

Revision: June 21, 2023, 9:54 a.m.

Rep. Vose, Rock. 5

June 21, 2023





Draft CofC Amendment to HB 281-FN


Amend the bill by replacing all after section 18 with the following:


19  Contingent Amendment; New Subparagraph; Grid Modernization Advisory Group; Duty Added.  Amend RSA 12-P:16,II(a) by inserting after subparagraph (4) the following new subparagraph:

(5)  Explore methods of modernizing, streamlining and finding efficiencies in the delivery of energy efficiency programs and incentives, with a goal of maximizing the consumer benefit of existing state, federal and utility funding streams.

20  Contingency.  Section 19 of this act shall take effect 60 days after passage of this act only if SB 166-FN of the 2023 regular legislative session becomes law.

21  Effective Date.

I.  Section 19 of this act shall take effect as provided in section 20 of this act.

II.  The remainder of this act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.




This bill:


I.  Repeals the requirement for electric and natural gas utilities to submit least cost integrated resource plans with the public utilities commission and have the commission evaluate the plans and maintain them on file.


II.  Removes the requirement that a municipal host under the limited electrical energy producers act be located in the same municipality as all group members.


III.  Requires the department of energy to provide an estimated annual cost of compliance with electric renewable portfolio standards in customer's electric bills.


IV.  Repeals the establishment of the energy efficiency and sustainable energy board and transfer some of the board's responsibilities to the department of energy and the grid modernization advisory group.


V.  Makes various changes to the energy facility site evaluation committee and permitting process.