N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 909.08 - Duties of the Distribution Utility

(a) With the exception of groups that elect to receive on-bill credits pursuant to Puc 909.12, upon receipt of a host registration number, the distribution utility shall thereafter pay the host for the host's net excess electricity exported to the distribution system at the end of each billing cycle in accordance with the utility tariff provisions applicable to the host's customer class, unless the host is a large customer-generator that does not receive default service from the utility. The first payment shall be due for the billing cycle beginning with the meter read date immediately following the effective date of the host's registration, unless the meter read date is less than 5 business days after the effective date, in which case the first payment shall be due for the billing cycle beginning with the next meter read date.
(b) Upon receipt of a host registration number for a group that elects to receive on-bill credits under Puc 909.12, the distribution utility shall thereafter allocate a monetary credit on the account of the host and each member of the group pursuant to Puc 909.12(f).
(c) Upon receipt of a host registration number for a group with a low-moderate income community solar project under Puc 909.13, the distribution utility shall thereafter allocate a monetary credit on the account of the host and each member of the group pursuant to Puc 909.13(c) and (i).
(d) For hosts that are small customer-generators subject to the standard net metering tariff that receive default service from the distribution utility, the payments or credits from the distribution utility for net excess electricity exported to the distribution system shall be based on all charges assessed on a per-kilowatt-hour basis.
(e) For hosts that are small customer-generators subject to the alternative net metering tariff that receive default service from the distribution utility, the payments or credits from the distribution utility for net excess electricity exported to the distribution system shall be calculated based on 25 percent of any distribution charges assessed on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, any transmission charges assessed on a per-kilowatt-hour basis, and the default service rate on a per-kilowatt-hour basis.
(f) For hosts that are large customer-generators and receive default service from the distribution utility, the payments or credits from the distribution utility for net excess electricity exported to the distribution system shall be based on the distribution utility's default service rate.
(g) For hosts that are small customer-generators subject to the alternative net metering tariff that do not receive default service from the distribution utility, the payments or credits from the distribution utility for net excess electricity exported to the distribution system shall be calculated based on 25 percent of any distribution charges assessed on a per-kilowatt-hour basis and any transmission charges assessed on a per-kilowatt-hour basis.
(h) For all hosts not exempted under Puc 909.07(b), by June 1 of each year the distribution utility shall determine for the prior year whether the host's net exported generation exceeded the group's total electricity use. If so, the host shall only be entitled to compensation for that excess generation at the avoided cost or default service rate. For purposes of calculating the payment adjustment under this subsection, the distribution utility shall be bound by its election pursuant to Puc 903.02(p) of the avoided cost rate calculated by the commission, or by the distribution utility for each specific host, or the distribution utility's default service rate. The distribution utility shall calculate whether it overpaid the host for that excess generation according to the rates in (d) through (g) above, and bill the host accordingly.
(i) If the host's registration is suspended under Puc 909.11, or if the host fails to timely file an annual report required by Puc 909.07(a), the distribution utility shall cease making payments or providing credits due under this chapter beginning with the billing cycle that starts with the meter read date immediately following the date of suspension or the due date for the annual report.
(j) If the distribution utility ceased making payments under (i) above, the distribution utility shall resume making monthly payments or providing monthly credits beginning with the billing cycle that starts with the meter read date immediately following the host's re-registration or filing of its annual report, as applicable. The host shall not be entitled to payments, nor shall the host and members be entitled to any credits, for any billing cycles with respect to which payments were not made or credits were not provided as a result of suspension or failure to timely file any required annual reports.
(k) Any distribution utility serving registered hosts shall file an annual report with the commission on or before June 1 of each year, beginning June 1, 2015, covering the immediately preceding calendar year, which report shall describe the number and location of all registered group host facilities it serves, the generating capacity and renewable source of each facility, whether the group is using on-bill crediting, whether the group is a low-moderate income community solar project, the payments to each host, the credits provided to each group host and members, and the total load of the members for each facility, and the load of each host. The distribution utility shall not be required to include actual host and member load data for hosts that are exempt from filing annual reports under Puc 909.07(b), but instead shall include the estimated facility production and estimated host and member load data for such exempt groups.
(l) Any distribution utility serving registered hosts with low-moderate income community solar projects shall file with the commission an appendix to its annual report on or before June 1 of each year covering the immediately preceding calendar year, which appendix shall provide the total annual amount of on-bill monetary credits provided to each member of any such group.
(m) For any existing net metering customer-generator who becomes a host under this chapter, the distribution utility shall close out that customer-generator's net metering account and make any payments or bill credits due under the applicable tariff rate for standard or alternative net metering pursuant to Puc 903.02(l) or (m), Puc 903.02(q) shall not apply to an existing net metering customer who becomes a host.
(n) For any group which elects to receive on-bill credits, the distribution utility shall make available to the host through electronic mail, letter, or internet portal the following information following the end of each host monthly billing cycle:
(1) The total net electricity exports from the host's facility during the billing cycle;
(2) The total amount of on-bill monetary credits accrued to the host and group members during the billing cycle; and
(3) The on-bill monetary credit allocated to the host and each group member for the billing cycle.
(o) For any group which elects to receive on-bill credits, the distribution utility shall make available to the host by January 30th of each year the load for each group member who was a member for any period during the preceding calendar year, by such member's monthly billing cycle during the year.

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N.H. Code Admin. R. Puc 909.08

#10502, INTERIM, eff 1-3-14, EXPIRES: 7-2-14

Amended byVolume XXXV Number 06, Filed February 12, 2015, Proposed by #10757, Effective 1/8/2015, Expires1/8/2025. Amended by Volume XL Number 33, Filed August 13, 2020, Proposed by #13080, Effective 9/14/2020, Expires 9/14/2030

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