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Group Net Metering

In 2013, with the enactment Senate Bill 98, New Hampshire established group net metering. This law (RSA 362-A:9, XIV) permits net-metered renewable energy facilities, known as hosts, to share the proceeds from surplus electricity generation with other electric utility account holders, known as group members. Group members do not have net metered renewable energy facilities and do not have to make any changes to their existing electric service.

The Commission developed final group net metering rules (Puc 900 rules) that went into effect on January 7, 2015. The Group Net Metering section starts on page 35 in Section 909- Group Net Metering.

Commission Order No. 26,029, issued June 23, 2017, in regard to net metering also impacts Group Net Metering in New Hampshire.

Senate Bill 321 of 2018 (link below) removed the requirement that group members and hosts must be on default energy supply. Group hosts and members of the group still must be customers of the same distribution utility, but are now able to take energy supply from a retail competitive electric power supplier.  It is important to note that group hosts who take energy supply service from a retail competitive electric power supplier are not eligible for the Default Energy Service portion of the Group Host Credit.  Group hosts should contact the retail competitive electric power supplier directly to understand if, and how, net metered energy supply may be compensated by the supplier.

http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?sy=2018&id=1882&txtFormat=html

In 2018 the adoption of Senate Bill 367 removed the annual report requirement for hosts with residential systems with maximum generation capacity less than 15 kilowatts(kW) AC. Customers with systems below 15kW AC are still required to register as group hosts, but no longer need to submit an Annual Group Host Report.

The Puc 900 rules will be updated through a stakeholder process to reflect new changes from the Commission net metering order and legislative amendments SB321 and SB367 of 2018.

Below please find application forms for group net metering as well as a copy of the final group net metering rules, Puc 902 and Puc 909.

Please submit completed forms to: PUC-GroupNetMetering@puc.nh.gov

Please direct any questions about the group net metering forms to the Consumer Affairs Division 603-271-2431.  For other questions regarding group net metering, please contact the Sustainable Energy Division, 603-271-2431. You can also direct questions to PUC-GroupNetMetering@puc.nh.gov.

 

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