N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 2505.02 - Application Requirements

(a) To qualify as a facility eligible to be issued new certificates under this chapter, a proposed source shall demonstrate its eligibility under Class I, II, III, or IV by providing the commission with the information specified in this section.
(b) For customer-sited sources with a gross nameplate capacity or system design capacity of 100 kilowatts in alternating current or less of electricity, the applicant shall provide:
(1) The name, address, and contact information of the applicant and of the owner of the source, if different;
(2) The name and location of the facility, the initial date of operation, and if applicable, the facility operator and contact information;
(3) A complete list of the equipment used at the facility, including the meter and, if applicable, the inverter;
(4) The gross nameplate capacity or system design capacity of the source;
(5) The GIS facility code;
(6) The name and contact information of the installer of the generation equipment, or a statement that the equipment was installed directly by the customer;
(7) The name and contact information of the seller of the generation equipment;
(8) The name and contact information of the independent monitor of the source;
(9) A copy of the interconnection agreement pursuant to Puc 307.06, if applicable, between the applicant and the distribution utility;
(10) For an installation with electric output, documentation of the applicable distribution utility's approval of the installation;
(11) For a source using electric biomass technology or a co-fired electric generating facility, documentation from the department certifying compliance with emission requirements as described in (c)(6) below;
(12) A statement that the project meets the metering requirements of Puc 2506;
(13) A statement that the project is installed and operating in conformance with any applicable building codes; and
(14) A statement by the owner that the information provided is accurate.
(c) For customer-sited sources with a gross nameplate capacity or system design capacity of more than 100 kilowatts in alternating current and for all other sources generating electricity, the applicant shall provide:
(1) The name and address of the applicant and of the owner of the source, if different;
(2) The name and location of the facility, and if applicable, the facility operator and contact information;
(3) The ISO-New England asset identification number, if available;
(4) The GIS facility code;
(5) A description of the facility, including fuel type, gross nameplate capacity or system design capacity, the initial commercial operation date, and the date it began operation, if different;
(6) If an eligible electric biomass technology or co-fired electric generating facility, the following documentation from the department certifying compliance with emission requirements including the following:
a. NOX emission rate in lb/MMBtu, quarterly average;
b. Particulate matter emission rate in lb/MMBtu;
c. Other source NOx emission reduction plan for a co-fired electric generating facility, as applicable;
d. Other source particulate emission reduction plan, as applicable; and
e. For co-fired electric generating facilities, the methodology to be used to calculate the electrical production derived from the combustion of biomass fuels;
(7) All other necessary regulatory approvals that are related to REC requirements, including any reviews, approvals, or permits required by the department;
(8) Proof that the applicant either has an approved interconnection study on file with the commission, is a party to a currently effective interconnection agreement, or is otherwise not required to undertake an interconnection study;
(9) A description of how the generation facility is connected to the distribution utility;
(10) A description of how the facility's output is reported to the GIS if not reported to and verified by ISO-New England;
(11) A statement as to whether the facility has been certified under another non-federal jurisdiction's renewable portfolio standard and proof thereof;
(12) A statement as to whether the facility's output is reported to and verified by ISO-New England;
(13) A statement that the source complies with the metering requirements of Puc 2506;
(14) A statement by the owner that the information provided is accurate;
(15) The name and telephone number of the facility's operator, if different from the owner;
(16) If applicable, the name and contact information of the independent monitor of the source; and
(17) Such other information as the applicant wishes to provide to assist in classification of the generating facility.
(d) For sources producing useful thermal energy, the applicant shall provide:
(1) The name, address, and contact information of the applicant and of the owner of the source, if different;
(2) The name and location of the facility, the date of initial operation, and if applicable, the facility operator and contact information;
(3) A description of the equipment and meters used to measure useful thermal energy including the manufacturer, model, placement of the sensors in the energy production system, temperature operating range, flow operating range, thermal energy operating range, and pressure operating range, if applicable;
(4) A description of the manufacturer's recommended methods and frequency for meter calibration;
(5) The rated thermal heating capacity of the facility, expressed in Btu/hour and megawatt equivalent;
(6) The GIS facility code;
(7) The name and contact information of the installer of thermal biomass facility, solar thermal technology, or geothermal system, or a statement that the equipment was installed directly by the owner;
(8) The name and contact information of the seller of the thermal equipment;
(9) The name and contact information of the independent monitor of the facility;
(10) For large thermal sources, the manufacturer's guaranteed accuracy of the meters or sensors used to calculate thermal energy output and, for small thermal sources which shall measure useful thermal energy pursuant to Puc 2506.04(g)(2) through (g) (4);
(11) For small thermal sources, a description of the methodology used to calculate the useful thermal energy pursuant to Puc 2506.04 including the equations and values for the variables in the equations;
(12) For large thermal sources, a description of the methodology used to calculate the useful thermal energy pursuant to Puc 2506.04;
(13) The discount factors for meter accuracy pursuant to Puc 2506.05(e) to be applied for REC calculations, if applicable;
(14) The discount factor for operating energy and thermal energy losses pursuant to Puc 2506.05(f) to be applied for REC calculations, if applicable, or a detailed description of the method for determining a discount factor for operating energy and thermal energy losses, if applicable;
(15) If a thermal biomass facility, the following documentation from the department certifying compliance with the following, as applicable:
a. For units with a heat input capacity of 100 MMBtu/hour or greater, the NOX emission rate in lb/MMBtu, quarterly average;
b. For units with a heat input capacity of 3 MMBtu/hour or greater, the particulate matter emission rate in lb/MMBtu;
c. A description of pollution control equipment or proposed practices for compliance with NOx and particulate matter requirements; and
d. For units with a heat input capacity of less than 100 MMBtu/hour, the proposed best management practices that are consistent with the recommendations in the report entitled "Emission Controls for Small Wood-Fired Boilers" prepared for the United States Forest Service, Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, by RSG, Inc., May 6, 2010, available at http://www.biomasscenter.org/images/stories/FSE_PM_Emissions.pdf, as specified in Appendix B.
(16) A statement as to whether the facility has been certified under another non-federal jurisdiction's renewable portfolio standards and proof thereof;
(17) Such other information as the applicant wishes to provide to assist in certification of the facility;
(18) A statement by the owner that the information provided is accurate and that all other necessary regulatory approvals that are related to REC eligible facilities have been received, including any reviews, approvals or permits required by the department; and
(19) A statement by a professional engineer that is licensed in New Hampshire and in good standing that the project meets the metering requirements of Puc 2506 and that the meters were installed according to manufacturer's recommendation, and that the renewable energy source meets the requirements of this part.
(e) For combined heat and power facilities, the applicant shall provide:
(1) As to the eligibility to be issued certificates for electricity production, the information required under Puc 2505.02(b) or (c); and
(2) As to the eligibility to be issued certificates for thermal energy output, the information required under Puc 2505.02(d).
(f) For biodiesel production facilities, the applicant shall provide:
(1) The name, address, and contact information of the applicant and of the owner of the facility, if different;
(2) The name and location of the facility, the date of initial operation, and, if applicable, the facility operator and contact information;
(3) The GIS facility code;
(4) The name and contact information of the independent monitor of the facility;
(5) Production facility capacity and volume of annual production output;
(6) A description of the equipment and meters used to measure biodiesel production and sales;
(7) Copies of all applicable air emissions and water discharge permits and approvals for operation in the State of New Hampshire, or certification that the facility is not required to obtain any such permits or approvals;
(8) Certification by the producer that the facility is in compliance with all applicable air emissions and water discharge standards; and
(9) As required for the sale of biodiesel in New Hampshire under RSA 260:52-f, certification by the producer that the biodiesel fuel produced meets the ASTM D6751 standard specifications pursuant to RSA 362-A:1-a, I-b.

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N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 2505.02

#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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