Amendment 2024-0554s to SB303 (2024)

Relative to the use of renewable energy funds by the department of energy.

Revision: Feb. 7, 2024, 3:53 p.m.

Energy and Natural Resources

February 7, 2024





Amendment to SB 303-FN


Amend the bill by deleting section 1 and renumbering the original sections 2 through 6 to read as 1 through 5, respectively.


Amend RSA 362-F:10, XI as inserted by section 3 of the bill by replacing it with the following:


XI.  The department of energy shall issue requests for proposals that provide renewable projects in the nonresidential sector, which include commercial and industrial sited renewable energy projects, existing generators, and developers of new commercial-scale renewable generation in New Hampshire, with opportunities to receive funds from the renewable energy fund established under RSA 362-F:10.  The requests for proposals shall provide such opportunities to those renewable energy projects that are not eligible to participate in incentive and rebate programs developed by the department of energy under RSA 362-F:10, V and RSA 362-F:10, VIII.  The department of energy shall issue a request for proposals [no later than March 1, 2011 and] annually [thereafter,]and select winning projects in a timely manner.


Amend the bill by replacing section 5 with the following:


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




This bill deletes a required renewable generation incentive program, and authorizes a political subdivision incentive, rebate, or grant program using the fund.  The bill also modifies the reporting date by the department of energy concerning the renewable energy fund.