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SB 159 - Increases Net Metering Capacity for Customer-Generators - New Hampshire Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (17-7) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Net Metering Capacity for Customer-Generators

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a bill that increases the electric generating capacity of customer-generators who may participate in net energy metering, and amends the transition of tariffs applicable to certain customer-generators.

Highlights:

 

  • Establishes eligibility for a generator that becomes operational on or after July 1, 2020, to participate in net metering as a customer-generator if it does not register as a generator with ISO New England, is not considered a “Network Resource” or “Asset” by ISO New England, and does not participate in any other sale of electricity in interstate commerce (Sec. 3).

  • Specifies that customer-generators with a nameplate or maximum rated capacity of between one and 5 megawatts that are eligible for net metering before the commission adopts tariffs specifically for customer-generators with a generating capacity of more than one megawatt, will (Sec. 4):

    • Be eligible to receive the export credit rate approved by the commission for one megawatt sized customer-generators on default service, namely, the applicable default energy service rate;

    • Be grandfathered by the terms of currently applicable tariffs for customer-generators with a total peak generating capacity of one megawatt if the customer-generator’s electrical generating facility first becomes operational on or after July 1, 2020;

    • Transition to such new tariffs as are specifically approved by the commission for customer-generators with a nameplate or maximum rated capacity of more than one megawatt if the customer-generator’s electrical generating facility first became operational before July 1, 2020.

  • Defines "eligible customer-generator'' or "customer-generator'' as an electric utility customer who owns, operates, or purchases power from an electrical generating facility either powered by renewable energy or which employs a heat led combined heat and power system, with a nameplate or maximum rated capacity of less than 5 megawatts and that is located behind a retail meter on the customer's premises, is interconnected and operates in parallel with the electric grid, and is used to offset the customer's own electricity requirements in the first instance (Sec. 2).

Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Net Metering Capacity for Customer-Generators

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) -

Title: Increases Net Metering Capacity for Customer-Generators

Legislation - "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted (House) (227-128) -

Title: Increases Net Metering Capacity for Customer-Generators

Legislation - "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted (Senate) (24-0) -

Title: Increases Net Metering Capacity for Customer-Generators

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increases Net Metering Capacity for Customer-Generators

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