Our Blog – Energy Utility & Communications
Sep 14, 2018
Clean energy is a commodity in a fast moving marketplace. The development industry that procures this commodity is not dissimilar from a soccer game – wherever the ball goals goes everyone is rushing to it. What this means is that forward thinking clients need to anticipate which direction the ball is going in order to have an edge on the competition.
Feb 14, 2018
In its 2016 session, the New Hampshire General Court passed HB 1116. Among other things, including temporarily increasing the cap on net metering, this law required that the Public Utility Commission open a docket to explore “new alternative tariffs” to replace the existing net metering program. The PUC opened Docket No. DE 15-576, which brought together a broad spectrum of stakeholders. After over a year of technical sessions and evidentiary hearings, the PUC issued Order No. 26,029. This blog post provides a brief overview of that order.
Jan 10, 2018
The 2018 New Hampshire Legislature has introduced or amended a number of energy bills. Outlined below are updates regarding smart grid, renewable portfolio Standard, public utility commission, rate design, net-metering, energy efficiency, utilities, electric vehicles, renewable energy development, Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), energy infrastructure, and other bills that may impact you and your business.
Jan 10, 2018
New Year, new energy bills to review. On January 3rd, the legislature returned for the 2018 session, presenting several new energy bills that may impact you and your business.
May 02, 2017
Tom Pappas represents Northern Pass Project in New Hampshire.
Jan 13, 2017
In one of the most important decisions in the renewable energy world, last week the VT Supreme Court upheld the long-standing doctrine that there no nuisance in solar development projects solely on the platform that someone does not like their neighbor’s property.
Apr 21, 2016
The latest expansion of private and commercial solar power in New Hampshire is partially a result of the recently updated net metering law, along with falling costs of solar panels and associated equipment. But compared to its neighbors, New Hampshire still lags behind in the expansion of small-scale, distributed, renewable energy generation. Should NH take some cues from its neighbor to the west?