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Renewable Energy Legislation Sent to Governor

CONCORD - Today, SB 166, a critical piece of net metering legislation, was delivered to the Secretary of State. It next goes to the governor’s desk where he will have five business days to sign, veto, or allow the bill to become law without his signature.

Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes (D-Concord) issued the following statement in response:

“SB 166 is a critical piece of net metering legislation to reduce electric rates, expand clean energy jobs, and combat climate change here in New Hampshire. This bill both opens up opportunities for community renewable power and ensures that customer generators, including those with solar installations, get treated fairly in the competitive market. Our current statute allows competitive electric suppliers to determine the terms, conditions, and prices by which they agree to provide generation supply to and purchase net generation output from eligible customer-generators. This legislation brings consistency across all energy suppliers and moves renewable energy forward here in New Hampshire. I urge the governor to sign SB 166 and side with New Hampshire ratepayers, not out-of-state fossil fuel interests.”