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RPS Compliance

 

On an annual basis, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission will review electricity providers’ compliance with the previous calendar year’s RPS requirements. Electricity providers include New Hampshire ’s competitive electricity suppliers and electric distribution utilities (Eversource, Liberty Utilities, Unitil Energy Systems, Inc. and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative). In accordance with the Commission administration rules, Chapter Puc 2500 which implements New Hampshire ’s RPS Program, electricity providers file annual compliance reports by July 1 st of each year.

NET METERING CREDIT FOR CLASS I AND CLASS II
PURSUANT TO RSA 362-F:6, II-a

Credit Updated February 28, 2018

Pursuant to RSA 362-F:6, II-a and Puc 2503.04(d), the Commission has computed a preliminary estimate of the percentage credit for Class I and Class II based on the capacity of the customer-sited sources that are net metered and are not certified to create Class I or II renewable energy certificates (RECs).    

2017 Credit for Class I:

0.0052%

2017 Credit for Class II:

0.4026%

 This credit is based on the following assumptions:

Total Estimated 2017 Electricity Sales

10,529,851,242 kWh

Customer Sited Sources that are Net Metered and Not Certified to Create RECs

 

Class I Capacity

310* kW

Class II Capacity

28,124* kW

Capacity Factor

20%

*Note that for any facility that came on-line in 2017, the estimated generation was pro-rated based on the month that it came on-line.

At the time of the renewable portfolio standard compliance filing, an electricity provider may claim a Class I REC credit equal to the percentage credit for Class I times the total electricity (MWh) provided to end-use customers by that electricity provider. In addition, an electricity provider may claim a Class II REC credit equal to the percentage credit for Class II times the total electricity (MWh) provided to end-use customers. The Class I Net Metering Credit applies only to the non-thermal portion of the Class I RPS obligation and the Class II Net Metering Credit can only be applied to the Class II RPS obligation.

For calendar year 2017, the Class II Net Metering Credit exceeds the RPS Class II compliance obligation of 0.3%. The excess Class II net metering credit may not be applied to the Class I obligation and may not be carried forward to future compliance years.



Please submit either a hard copy or electronic versions of the Form E-2500 AND the GIS My Settled Certificates Disposition Reports.  Please submit the electronic versions to stephen.eckberg@puc.nh.gov and the hard copies to the following:

Debra A. Howland, Executive Director
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord, NH 03301-2429

For alternative compliance payments, please pay by electronic transfer or check.   Please contact Eunice Landry at eunice.landry@puc.nh.gov or (603) 271-6008 for electronic transfers.  Please submit checks to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, 21 S. Fruit St., Suite 10, Concord, NH 03301-2429.

If you have any questions regarding the 2016 RPS compliance year Form E-2500, please contact Stephen Eckberg at (603) 271-2431 or stephen.eckberg@puc.nh.gov.  

 

Electric Renewable Portfolio Standard - Annual Compliance Payments Reports

* Please note Annual Compliance Reports are incorporated into the Renewable Energy Fund Annual Report beginning in 2014. Those reports are available here.

 

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