Renewable Energy Source Eligibility
To apply for renewable energy source eligibility, please submit one (1) original and two (2) paper copies and an electronic copy of the completed application and cover letter to:
Debra A. Howland
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord , NH 03301-2429
Send the electronic version of the completed application, attachments, and the cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter must include complete contact information and identify the class for which the applicant seeks eligibility. Pursuant to Puc 2500, the Commission is required to render a decision on an application within 45 days upon receiving a completed application. If you have any questions please contact Barbara Bernstein at (603)271-6011 or Barbara.Bernstein@puc.nh.gov.
A customer-sited source with a capacity of 100 kilowatts or less, or with an equivalent thermal output, shall demonstrate its eligibility to acquire certificates by submitting an application under this section.
Renewable Energy Source Eligibility for Sources with a Capacity of 100 Kilowatts or Less
The application for sources with a nameplate capacity of 100 kilowatts or less must meet the requirement set forth in RSA 362-F:4 and include the information requirements established in Puc 2505.08.
The application for sources of 100 kilowatts or less requires the following:
(1) The name, address and contact information of the applicant;
(2) A complete list of the equipment used at the facility, including the meter and, if applicable, the inverter;
(3) The name, license number and contact information of the installer of the applicable generation or solar heating equipment, or a statement that the equipment was installed directly by the customer;
(4) The name and contact information of the seller of the applicable generation or heating equipment;
(5) The name and contact information of the independent monitor of the source;
(6) A copy of the interconnection agreement pursuant to Puc 307.06, if applicable, between the applicant and the distribution utility;
(7) An attestation by the applicant that the project is installed and operating in conformance with any applicable building codes; and
(8) For an installation with electric output, documentation of the applicable distribution utility’s approval of the installation.
Please note that the NEPOOL GIS requires a GIS facility code number for Renewable Energy Certificates to be credited.
Renewable Energy Source Eligibility for Sources with a Capacity of Greater than 100 Kilowatts
The application for sources with a nameplate capacity of greater than 100 kilowatts must demonstrate that the source is eligible in accordance with RSA 362-F:4 and include all information pursuant to Puc 2505.02.
The application for sources greater than 100 kilowatts requires the following:
(1) The name and address of the applicant;
(2) The name and location of the facility;
(3) The ISO-New England asset identification number, if available (please note that the NEPOOL GIS requires this for Renewable Energy credits to be generated);
(4) The GIS facility code, if available;
(5) A description of the facility, including fuel type, gross nameplate generation capacity, the initial commercial operation date, and the date it began operation, if different;
(6) If a biomass source, NOX and particulate matter emission rates and a description of pollution control equipment or proposed practices for compliance with such requirements;
(7) All other necessary regulatory approvals, including any reviews, approvals or permits required by the department;
(8) Proof that the applicant either has an approved interconnection study on file with the commission, is a party to a currently effective interconnection agreement, or is otherwise not required to undertake an interconnection study;
(9) If a biomass facility, proof that a copy of the completed application has been filed with the department;
(10) A description of how the generation facility is connected to the distribution utility;
(11) A statement as to whether the facility has been certified under another non-federal jurisdiction’s renewable portfolio standard and proof thereof;
(12) A statement as to whether the facility’s output had been verified by ISO-New England; (13) A description of how the facility’s output is reported to the GIS if not verified by ISO-New England;
(14) An affidavit by the owner attesting to the accuracy of the contents of the application;
(15) The name and telephone number of the facility’s operator, if different from the owner; and,
(16) Such other information as the applicant wishes to provide to assist in classification of the generating facility.
Puc 505.09 requires that gross output from customer-sited sources be verified and reported by independent monitors. New Hampshire based owners must purchase a revenue quality meter to record the gross output and either retain the services of an independent monitor directly or, if participating in an aggregation, through an aggregator.
There are currently eight independent monitors approved in NH to monitor the production of electric RECs, two utilities that are approved to monitor the production of electric RECs at facilities in their service territories, and one independent monitor certified to monitor the production of thermal RECs.
There are currently six registered Aggregators of RECs. (BTW, aggregation of RECs is completely unrelated to aggregation in the electric division.)
If you wish to apply for independent monitor or aggregator status pursuant to Puc 2505.09 and Puc 2506, respectively, please contact Barbara Bernstein at (603)271-6011 or Barbara.Bernstein@puc.nh.gov.