N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 2502.07 - Class I source

"Class I source" means:

(a) Pursuant to RSA 362-F:4, I(a), (c), (d), (e) and (f) a generation facility that began operation after January 1, 2006, and that produces electricity from any of the following:
(1) Wind energy;
(2) Hydrogen derived from biomass fuel or methane gas;
(3) Ocean thermal, wave, current, or tidal energy;
(4) Methane gas; or
(5) Biomass;
(b) A facility that produces useful thermal energy from geothermal energy, solar thermal energy, or thermal biomass renewable energy if the unit began operation after January 1, 2013, pursuant to RSA 362-F:4, I(b), (g) and (l);
(c) A Class II source to the extent it is not otherwise used to satisfy the minimum portfolio standards of other classes pursuant to RSA 362-F:4, I(h);
(d) The incremental new production of electricity in any year from an eligible biomass or methane source, or any hydroelectric generating facility licensed or exempted from licensure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), regardless of gross nameplate capacity, over the facility's historical generation baseline, provided:
(1) The commission certifies demonstrable completion of capital investments attributable to the efficiency improvements, additions of capacity, or increased renewable energy output that are sufficient to, were intended to, and can be demonstrated to increase annual renewable electricity output, as described in RSA 362-F:4, I(i); and
(2) That the incremental new production of electricity arises from the associated capital investment rather than the operational changes at such facility;
(e) The production of electricity from a Class III or Class IV source that began operation as a new facility by demonstrating that 80 percent of the resulting federal income tax basis of the source's plant and equipment, but not its real property and intangible assets, is derived from capital investment that is directly related to restoring generation or increasing capacity, pursuant to RSA 362-F:4, I(j) and Puc 2502.05;
(f) The portion of production of electricity from any fossil-fueled generating facility that originally began operation prior to January 1, 2006, which is attributable to Class I eligible biomass fuels co-fired after January 1, 2012, as described in RSA 362-F:4, I(k); and
(g) The production of biodiesel by any facility located in New Hampshire that is used by a New Hampshire end user to produce useful thermal energy and meets the requirements of RSA 362-F:4 (m), I and this chapter.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 2502.07

#9037, INTERIM, eff 11-27-07, EXPIRED: 5-25-08

New. #9169, eff 6-3-08

Amended byVolume XXXV Number 01, Filed January 8, 2015, Proposed by #10741, Effective 12/5/2014. Amended by Volume XXXVIII Number 06, Filed February 8, 2018, Proposed by #12473, Effective 2/1/2018, Expires 2/1/2028.

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