HB1600 (2024) Detail

(New Title) establishing a committee to study the aggregation of electric customers by municipalities and counties.


HB 1600-FN - VERSION ADOPTED BY BOTH BODIES

 

7Mar2024... 0764h

13Jun2024... 2214CofC

2024 SESSION

24-2332

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1600-FN

 

AN ACT relative to participation in net energy metering.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Cormen, Graf. 15; Rep. McWilliams, Merr. 30; Rep. Noel, Coos 5; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 35; Rep. Seaworth, Merr. 12; Rep. Wolf, Merr. 7; Sen. Avard, Dist 12; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill revises the statutory reference to permitted uses of individual customer data by municipal or county aggregations.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2024... 0764h

13Jun2024... 2214CofC 24-2332

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to participation in net energy metering.

 

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

 

1  Aggregation of Electric Customers by Municipalities and Counties; Regulation; Reference Change.  Amend RSA 53-E:4, VI to read as follows:

VI.  Municipal or county aggregations shall be subject to RSA 363:38 as service providers and individual customer data shall be treated as confidential private information and shall not be subject to public disclosure under RSA 91-A.  An approved aggregation may use individual customer data to comply with the provisions of RSA 53-E:7, [II] III and for research and development of potential new energy services to offer to customer participants.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

 

LBA

24-2332

Amended 3/18/24

 

HB 1600-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2024-0764h)

 

AN ACT relative to participation in net energy metering.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Revenue Fund(s)

Unknown at this time which, if any, revenue source would be impacted

 

Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

 

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source(s)

None

 

Does this bill provide sufficient funding to cover estimated expenditures? [X] N/A

Does this bill authorize new positions to implement this bill? [X] No

 

Estimated Political Subdivision Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

County Revenue

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

County Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

Local Revenue

$0

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Indeterminable

Local Expenditures

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill provides that when a municipal host offsets the group load of a municipal or county aggregation, rather than individual customer accounts, then it shall be considered a customer of the municipal or county aggregation and compensated for its output.

 

The Department of Energy indicates this bill would have an indeterminable fiscal impact on state, county, and local revenues.  If the state, a county, or local unit of government engages in net metering as a municipal host and is in a community served by a municipal or county aggregator, and such a municipal host is used to offset the load of the municipal or county aggregator, the compensation rates will be made by the municipal or county aggregator.  To the extent that a municipal host meets these requirements, the total compensation to the municipal host may increase or decrease.  The final compensation design done by the municipal or county aggregator would determine any revenue impact and the magnitude of the impact.  If the state, a county, or local unit of government engages in net metering as a municipal host and is not in a community served by a municipal or county aggregator, there would be no revenue impact.

 

Regarding state, county and local expenditures, the Department indicates there would be no fiscal impact. The bill only impacts the compensation of the group host for its exports of electricity to the grid.  It has no impact on the tariff paid by group members of the arrangements for the electricity they consume, including for members that may be the state, counties, or local units of government.  Neither statute nor rule have any prohibitions on group hosts and group members having different suppliers for the electricity portion of their bill.  The Department indicates there be no impact on state expenditures for the Department to implement this bill.

 

The Public Utilities Commission states would have no fiscal impact on the Commission.  The Commission has no information regarding any potential fiscal impact at the county or local level.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Energy and Public Utilities Commission

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
Feb. 23, 2024 2024-0764h
May 7, 2024 2024-1816s

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 29, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 20, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 20, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 16, 2024 Senate Hearing
April 16, 2024 Senate Hearing
May 16, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
May 15, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
June 13, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
June 13, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
June 13, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1600 Revision: 42637 Date: June 13, 2024, 3:55 p.m.
HB1600 Revision: 42122 Date: May 20, 2024, 2:57 p.m.
HB1600 Revision: 41900 Date: May 7, 2024, 2:36 p.m.
HB1600 Revision: 41119 Date: March 19, 2024, 8:44 a.m.
HB1600 Revision: 41032 Date: Feb. 23, 2024, 1:25 p.m.
HB1600 Revision: 40449 Date: Jan. 16, 2024, 10:15 a.m.

Docket


June 13, 2024: Conference Committee Report 2024-2214c: Adopted, VV 06/13/2024 HJ 16


June 12, 2024: Conference Committee Report # 2024-2214c, Adopted, VV; 06/13/2024; SJ 17


June 6, 2024: Conference Committee Report Filed, # 2024-2214c; 06/13/2024


May 31, 2024: Conferee Change; Senators Avard, Pearl, Watters Replace Senators Bradley Carson and Soucy; SJ 17


June 3, 2024: Conference Committee Meeting: 06/03/2024 10:30 am LOB 302-304


May 30, 2024: President Appoints: Senators Bradley, Carson, Soucy; 05/30/2024; SJ 16


May 31, 2024: Speaker Appoints: Reps. Vose, D. Thomas, Cormen, McGhee 05/30/2024 HJ 15


May 31, 2024: House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 2024-1816s and Requests CofC (Rep. Vose): MA VV 05/30/2024 HJ 15


May 31, 2024: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2024-1816s (Rep. Vose): MF DV 169-174 05/30/2024 HJ 15


May 30, 2024: Sen. Avard Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 05/30/2024; SJ 16


May 31, 2024: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2024-1816s (Rep. Vose): MF DV 169-174 05/30/2024 HJ 15


June 3, 2024: Conference Committee Meeting: 06/03/2024 10:30 am LOB 302-304


May 31, 2024: Speaker Appoints: Reps. Vose, D. Thomas, Cormen, McGhee 05/30/2024 HJ 15


May 30, 2024: President Appoints: Senators Bradley, Carson, Soucy; 05/30/2024; SJ 16


May 31, 2024: House Non-Concurs with Senate Amendment 2024-1816s and Requests CofC (Rep. Vose): MA VV 05/30/2024 HJ 15


May 30, 2024: Sen. Avard Accedes to House Request for Committee of Conference, MA, VV; 05/30/2024; SJ 16


May 31, 2024: House Concurs with Senate Amendment 2024-1816s (Rep. Vose): MF DV 169-174 05/30/2024 HJ 15


May 15, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-1816s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 15, 2024: Committee Amendment # 2024-1816s, AA, VV; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 15, 2024: Special Order to Beginning of Calendar, Without Objection, MA; 05/15/2024; SJ 12


May 7, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment #2024-1816s, 05/16/2024, Vote 4-0; SC 19


April 9, 2024: Hearing: 04/16/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:10 am; SC 15


April 9, 2024: Hearing: 04/16/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:10 am; SC 14


March 13, 2024: Introduced 03/07/2024 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 7


March 7, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0764h: MA VV 03/07/2024 HJ 7


March 7, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0764h: AA VV 03/07/2024 HJ 7


Feb. 23, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0764h 02/20/2024 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 9 P. 14


Feb. 7, 2024: Executive Session: 02/20/2024 01:00 pm LOB 302-304


Feb. 7, 2024: Full Committee Work Session: 02/20/2024 10:00 am LOB 302-304


Jan. 17, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/29/2024 02:00 pm LOB 302-304


Dec. 15, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 1