NH PUC takes step implementing thermal RPS provisions

By Staff | June 05, 2014

In April, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission published a document containing proposed amendments to the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), including those for new thermal requirements.

In mid-2012, New Hampshire passed legislation making it the first state to grant full credit to renewable thermal projects under an RPS. With the publication of the proposed amendments, the New Hampshire PUC has taken another step in implementing the new provisions of the program.

The amendments set a 0.4 percent RPS requirement for Class I thermal starting in 2014, ramping up to a 2 percent requirement in years 2023 and later.