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N.H. Agencies Join FERC Case On Federal Net Energy Metering Policy

Via USDA website

New Hampshire's attorney general is joining the opposition to a federal challenge to net energy metering policy, ahead of the end of public input on the case Monday.

Dozens of other states, companies and groups and companies have already joined the case before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Many filed comments opposing the petition.

It comes from the New England Ratepayers Association, a Boston-based firm with ties to conservative New Hampshire politics.

The group wants FERC to essentially eliminate state control of net metering, where customers generate their own power to save on their bills.

New Hampshire joined a letter from more than 30 AGs opposing the plan, led by Massachusetts. A handful of Democratic state legislators and local federal lawmakers have separately filed their own oppositions.

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission also filed an intervention in the case Monday.

There's no timeline going forward for FERC to rule on the request.

(Search here for docket EL20-42 to see all the filings in this case.)

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that New Hampshire's attorney general had not taken a stance on the petition. In fact, the AG signed onto Massachusetts' AG's opposition filing. This story has been updated.

Annie has covered the environment, energy, climate change and the Seacoast region for NHPR since 2017. She leads the newsroom's climate reporting project, By Degrees.
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