Communities across New Hampshire are working on creating energy efficiencies and developing renewable energy options in support of the state’s Climate Action Plan. Such initiatives reduce energy costs, create economic opportunity and protect the environment.
Net metering is one of the tools that enable municipalities to achieve these goals.
On Wednesday or Thursday, the Legislature will decide whether to override a number of bills vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu. One of these is HB 365, the bill that received bipartisan support to increase the net metering cap to 5 megawatts, from 1 MW, for renewable power generators. A recent tour of a hydroelectric plant in Claremont and a discussion with a representative of a local business have given me new insight into how increasing the net metering cap will benefit communities.