Bill Text: NH HB1116 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relative to the definition of "eligible facility" as it pertains to renewable generation to provide fuel diversity.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-12-02 - Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Science, Technology and Energy [HB1116 Detail]

Download: New_Hampshire-2020-HB1116-Introduced.html

HB 1116 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2066

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1116

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of "eligible facility" as it pertains to renewable generation to provide fuel diversity.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Oxenham, Sull. 1; Rep. Backus, Hills. 19; Rep. Mann, Ches. 2; Rep. Saunderson, Merr. 9; Rep. Wells, Merr. 1; Rep. McGhee, Hills. 40

 

COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill removes municipal solid waste facilities from the eligible facilities under the provisions for fuel diversity for renewable energy generation.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2066

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the definition of "eligible facility" as it pertains to renewable generation to provide fuel diversity.

 

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

 

1  Renewable Generation to Provide Fuel Diversity; Municipal Solid Waste Facilities Removed.  Amend RSA 362-H:1, V to read as follows:

V.(a)  "Eligible facility" means any facility which produces electricity for sale by the use, as a primary energy source, of biomass[, or municipal solid waste]; provided that: (1) the facility's power production capacity is not greater than 25 megawatts excluding station service needs; (2) the facility is interconnected with an electric distribution or transmission system located in New Hampshire; and (3) the facility began operation prior to January 1, 2006, or if the facility ceased operation and then later returned to service after that date then prior to January 1, 2006 the facility operated for at least 5 years regardless of the current operational status of the facility.

(b)  "Eligible facility" shall not include: (1) any facility, while selling its electrical output at long-term rates established before January 1, 2007 by orders of the commission under RSA 362-A:4; and, (2) any municipal solid waste facility [less than 10 megawatts in size and which was not in operation on January 1, 2018].

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

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