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POLICY PRIORITIES: 2022

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Clean Energy NH is dedicated to making meaningful progress toward a clean energy future every year. As such, we work with policymakers on a bipartisan basis to find compromise solutions that can pass in any political environment. 

 

Priorities for the 2022 legislative session:
  • Ensure the sustained funding and policy continuity of New Hampshire’s energy efficiency programs. While CENH will continue to push for a favorable outcome in the PUC docket that produced the November 12th order defunding the state’s efficiency programs, in the absence of a resolution we are supporting legislation that stabilizes and future-proofs the state’s efficiency programs.

  • Expand the definition of a “political subdivision” to expand the number of entities that can benefit from affordable community scale renewable energy.

  • Adjust the definition of small customer-generators up to 500kw to enable more commercial clean energy projects.

  • Increase the limit on net metering for customers with large amounts of electricity demand, such as manufacturers or other commercial and industrial customers,

  • Eliminate the arbitrary restriction on participation in group net metering for customers who also have installed net-metered generation on-site, but have additional electrical load that they could off-set, 

  • Establish an investigation regarding cost effective, timely, and predictable interconnection practices for new renewable energy facilities, 

  • Clarify and include energy storage systems in the definition of limited electrical producer to provide communities with an economic incentive to reduce New Hampshire’s share of regional transmission costs;

  • Eliminate barriers to access to low and moderate income community solar programs. 

 

Clean Energy NH opposes legislation to: 

  • Establish solar panel recycling programs that place unreasonable burdens on solar manufacturers, 

  • Duplicative and burdensome requirements for customer generators to provide replacement power in the event not meeting export obligations, and; 

  • Changes to the net metering tariff that exclude certain components, including compliance with the renewable portfolio standard, that would reduce the overall net metering credit.