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29 Sep
NPCC: Northeast Has Sufficient Power Supplies to Meet Demand This Summer
Friday, September 29, 2017
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : Connecticut    Massachusetts    New Hampshire    New York    Rhode Island    Vermont    
Author : Peter Maloney
Adoption Year : 2017
Though the northeastern region lost 350 MW of capacity from the summer of 2016 to the summer of 2017, the region added 2,242 MW of new capacity, with more than half being from renewable resources. Giving the value of solar more backing.
19 Jul
New Hampshire Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2017 becomes Law
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : New Hampshire    
Author : State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Comission
Adoption Year : 2017
SB129, also known as the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2017, became law on July 11th, 2017!  Governor Sununu allowed the bill to become law without his signature. This new law removes the 10kW limit on residential solar rebate program, has the potential to create over 2,000 jobs and further develop a long-term local and renewable energy supply at a predicable price. It also makes more Renewable Energy Fund (REF) available to low-income customers and ensures access and benefits to renewable energy.
26 Jun
Development of New Alternative Net Metering Tariffs and/or Other Regulatory Mechanisms and Tariffs for Customer Generators
Monday, June 26, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : New Hampshire    
Author : State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Comission
Adoption Year : 2017
Key Components of the Order: 1. The new NEM rate begins on September 1, 2017. May be later if utilities can't update their billing systems in time to reflect the new NEM regime. Customers must be given 30 days notice in advance of the new rate start date. 2. Grandfathering - all existing NEM systems are still grandfathered through 2040. NEW systems (under new rate) also grandfathered through 2040. 3. Small systems =100 kW are still credited monthly at 100% of retail energy and transmission charges but only 25% of distribution charge;
26 Jun
Development of New Alternative Net Metering Tariffs and/or Other Regulatory Mechanisms and Tariffs for Customer Generators
Monday, June 26, 2017
Resource Type : Legislation, Tariff, or Rule
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : New Hampshire    
Author : State of New Hampshire Public Utilities Comission
Adoption Year : 2017
Key Components of the Order: 1. The new NEM rate begins on September 1, 2017. May be later if utilities can't update their billing systems in time to reflect the new NEM regime. Customers must be given 30 days notice in advance of the new rate start date. 2. Grandfathering - all existing NEM systems are still grandfathered through 2040. NEW systems (under new rate) also grandfathered through 2040. 3. Small systems =100 kW are still credited monthly at 100% of retail energy and transmission charges but only 25% of distribution charge;
21 Mar
Retail Rate Impacts of Distributed Solar-Focus on New England
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Policy Positions    
State : @National    Connecticut    Maine    Massachusetts    New Hampshire    New Jersey    New York    Rhode Island    Vermont    
Author : Nicholas Martin and Karl Rabago
Adoption Year : 2017
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) recently issued a study entitled “Putting the Potential Rate Impacts of Distributed Solar into Context,” authored by Galen Barbose. The LBNL study estimates the potential rate impact of distributed solar on national average retail electricity prices, and importantly, compares that impact to the potential impact of other rate drivers such as natural gas prices, renewable portfolio standards, and utility capital expenditures.1 This brief applies a similar style analysis as used by LBNL to regional
12 Sep
Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives
Monday, September 12, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Connecticut    Florida    Georgia    Illinois    Louisiana    Maine    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    North Carolina    
Author : Consumer Energy Alliance, Report prepared by: Borlick Associates, LLC
Adoption Year : 2016
From the Executive Summary: To stimulate renewable energy development, governments at the local, state and federal level have provided a myriad of incentives for residential electricity customers who install solar panels on their roofs, some of which overlap. The combined effect of these incentives is quite substantial – particularly in light of the dramatic decline in the cost of solar panels that has recently occurred. This report aims to inform policymakers by quantifying the total incentives as a percentage of the installed cost of a ty
12 Sep
Incentivizing Solar Energy: An In-Depth Analysis of U.S. Solar Incentives
Monday, September 12, 2016
Resource Type : Research or Whitepaper
Topic : Opposition Item    Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : Arizona    California    Connecticut    Florida    Georgia    Illinois    Louisiana    Maine    Massachusetts    Michigan    Minnesota    Nevada    New Hampshire    New Jersey    North Carolina    
Author : Consumer Energy Alliance, Report prepared by: Borlick Associates, LLC
Adoption Year : 2016
From the Executive Summary: To stimulate renewable energy development, governments at the local, state and federal level have provided a myriad of incentives for residential electricity customers who install solar panels on their roofs, some of which overlap. The combined effect of these incentives is quite substantial – particularly in light of the dramatic decline in the cost of solar panels that has recently occurred. This report aims to inform policymakers by quantifying the total incentives as a percentage of the installed cost of a ty
21 Jul
Caps Raised, New Hampshire Turns Attention to Imminent Struggle Over Solar Value
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Resource Type : News Article
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : New Hampshire    
Author : Herman K. Trabish
Adoption Year : 2016
Net energy metered distributed solar was fading in New Hampshire as developers neared the state policy’s cap. But in March, legislators came together and passed a new law doubling the limit. Problem solved? Not quite.
06 May
Value of Distributed Generation - Solar PV in New Hampshire
Friday, May 6, 2016
Resource Type : VOS Study or Benefit Cost Analysis
Topic : Valuation, Analysis, BCA    
State : New Hampshire    
Author : Acadia Center
Adoption Year : 2015
Acadia Center assessed the grid and societal values of 6 marginal solar PV systems in Rhode Island to better understand the overall value that solar PV provides to the grid. The analysis determined the value of solar to the grid ranges from 19-24 cents/kWh plus societal values of approximately 7 cents/kWh. The results of the analysis demonstrate solar is a valuable local energy resource that provides benefits to all ratepayers and society by helping to reduce the cost of the electricity system. To do so, distributed energy resources must be fai
13 Apr
Our Turn: the truth about net-metering
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Resource Type : Blog Post
Topic : Net Energy Metering    
State : New Hampshire    
Author : Kate Epsen and Dick Norman
Adoption Year : 2016
This article talks about the benefits and controversies of net-metering, both at a small residential system level and the larger hydro-power or solar systems used by municipal, commercial, and industrial level. Two of the main questions addressed in this article is how do we fairly value the renewable credits generated by these system and how do we calculate what customers should pay for those services?