HB558 (2024) Detail

(New Title) requiring the department of energy to initiate a microgrid study.


CHAPTER 10

HB 558-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

3Jan2024... 2321h

2024 SESSION

23-0207

09/05

 

HOUSE BILL 558-FN

 

AN ACT requiring the department of energy to initiate a microgrid study.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Ammon, Hills. 42; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 13; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 31; Rep. Ankarberg, Straf. 7; Rep. D. Thomas, Rock. 16; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires the department of energy to initiate a study to investigate the potential benefits, risks, and key considerations around developing a framework for electricity microgrids in the state.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

3Jan2024... 2321h 23-0207

09/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT requiring the department of energy to initiate a microgrid study.

 

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

 

10:1  Department of Energy; Microgrid Study; Department Investigation; Report.

I. Within 120 days of the effective date of this section, the department of energy shall initiate a proceeding to investigate the potential benefits, risks, and key considerations around developing a framework for electricity microgrids in the state. In so doing, the department shall consult with electric distribution utilities, microgrid technology companies, distributed generation project developers, high density load businesses, municipalities, one or more state universities, and any other relevant entities.

II. The department’s investigative proceeding shall examine and make recommendations concerning:

(a)  Definitions and technical requirements to qualify as a microgrid.

(b)  Utility partnerships with municipalities or businesses to develop microgrids that improve reliability and/or avoid costly infrastructure upgrades.

(c)  Evaluation criteria and approval process for utilities to propose a limited number of microgrid pilot projects to the public utilities commission annually.

(d)  Interconnection with the main power grid including engineering reviews, utility system reliability and operational impacts, cost allocation, and coordination with utilities.

(e)  Cybersecurity and physical security standards for microgrids.

(f)  Potential benefits of microgrids for grid resilience, peak load reduction, and energy costs.

(g)  The role of microgrids in supporting economic growth, clean energy innovation, and reliable electricity service.

(h)  Existing regulatory or bureaucratic barriers to microgrid adoption, and changes required to mitigate them.

(i)  Any other relevant issue raised in the department’s investigative proceedings.

III.  The department shall report its findings and recommendations to the legislature no later than one year after initiating the study.  The report shall provide guidance to the legislature and the public utilities commission on developing a microgrid pilot program that balances economic development, grid stability, security, costs, and potential impact on rates for existing utility customers and microgrid participants.

10:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 14, 2024

Effective Date: July 13, 2024

 

 

Amendments

Date Amendment
Nov. 14, 2023 2023-2321h

Links


Date Body Type
Feb. 7, 2023 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2023 House Hearing
Feb. 13, 2023 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2023 House Exec Session
Nov. 6, 2023 House Exec Session
Nov. 6, 2023 House Floor Vote
April 9, 2024 Senate Hearing
April 9, 2024 Senate Hearing
April 18, 2024 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB558 Revision: 41986 Date: May 14, 2024, 1:10 p.m.
HB558 Revision: 41664 Date: April 18, 2024, 10:35 a.m.
HB558 Revision: 40559 Date: April 18, 2024, 9:57 a.m.
HB558 Revision: 39440 Date: Nov. 14, 2023, 3:09 p.m.
HB558 Revision: 37421 Date: Jan. 11, 2023, 11:04 a.m.

Docket


May 14, 2024: Signed by Governor Sununu 05/14/2024; Chapter 10; eff. 07/13/2024


May 2, 2024: Enrolled 05/02/2024 adopted HJ 12


May 2, 2024: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 05/02/2024); SJ 12


April 18, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 04/18/2024; SJ 10


April 9, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 04/18/2024, Vote 3-0; SC 15


April 3, 2024: Hearing: 04/09/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 14


April 3, 2024: Hearing: 04/09/2024, Room 103, SH, 09:00 am; SC 14


Feb. 22, 2024: Introduced 02/21/2024 and Referred to Energy and Natural Resources; SJ 6


Jan. 3, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2023-2321h: MA VV 01/03/2024 HJ 1 P. 66


Jan. 3, 2024: Amendment # 2023-2321h: AA VV 01/03/2024 HJ 1 P. 66


Nov. 14, 2023: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2023-2321h (NT) 11/06/2023 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 49 P. 20


Oct. 25, 2023: Executive Session: 11/06/2023 10:00 am LOB 302-304 HC 43


Sept. 27, 2023: ==CANCELLED== Subcommittee Work Session: 10/23/2023 10:00 am LOB 302-304 HC 39


Sept. 28, 2023: Subcommittee Work Session: 10/16/2023 01:00 pm LOB 302-304 HC 39


Sept. 27, 2023: Subcommittee Work Session: 10/23/2023 10:00 am LOB 302-304 HC 39


Sept. 5, 2023: Full Committee Work Session: 09/26/2023 01:00 pm LOB 302-304 HC 36


Feb. 21, 2023: Retained in Committee


Feb. 16, 2023: Executive Session: 02/21/2023 09:30 am LOB 302-304


Feb. 8, 2023: Public Hearing: 02/13/2023 09:00 am LOB 304


Feb. 7, 2023: Public Hearing: 02/13/2023 09:00 am LOB 304


Feb. 1, 2023: Public Hearing: 02/07/2023 10:00 am LOB 302-304


Jan. 11, 2023: Introduced (in recess of) 01/05/2023 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy HJ 3 P. 20