In conjunction with New Hampshire Energy Week, pivotal compromise settlement positions New Hampshire to lead in clean energy future
Concord, NH — As part of the New Hampshire Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) process to determine the state’s future around renewable energy across the Granite State, the Energy Future Coalition has submitted a settlement proposal with the goal of achieving compromise using a proven, data-driven approach to enable lower energy costs for consumers, continued economic growth and job creation for the state, and the opportunity to position New Hampshire as a leader for clean energy.
The Energy Future Coalition is an alliance of local and national solar businesses, energy industry representatives, and clean energy advocates seeking to find a data-driven, New Hampshire-specific solution that is good for local consumers, utilities, and businesses alike. New Hampshire policymakers demonstrated tremendous leadership last year by signing HB 1116 into law and doubling the state’s solar net metering cap — net metering is a policy that enables the right to self generation and fair credit for power sent back to the grid. The bill also initiated the state’s PUC to launch a 10-month proceeding to explore the future of clean energy policy in New Hampshire. As the PUC nears a decision, this coalition’s proposed compromise offers a path forward for the state to begin driving down energy costs for consumers and making the state more energy independent, while protecting ratepayers, thousands of good jobs, and continuing to grow the renewable energy economy.
To view the joint settlement proposal from the Energy Future Coalition click HERE.