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RPS Compliance


On an annual basis, the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission will review electricity providers’ compliance with the previous calendar year’s RPS requirements. Electricity providers include New Hampshire ’s competitive electricity suppliers and electric distribution utilities (Eversource, Liberty Utilities, Unitil Energy Systems, Inc. and the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative). In accordance with the Commission administration rules, Chapter Puc 2500 which implements New Hampshire ’s RPS Program, electricity providers file annual compliance reports by July 1 st of each year.


Credit Updated February 28, 2020


Pursuant to RSA 362-F:6, II-a and Puc 2503.04(d), the Commission has computed a preliminary estimate of the percentage credit for Class I and Class II based on the capacity of the customer-sited sources that are net metered and are not certified to create Class I or II renewable energy certificates (RECs).   

2019 Credit for Class I: 0.0054%
2019 Credit for Class II: 0.4794%

 This credit is based on the following assumptions:

Total Estimated 2019 Electricity Sales 10,508,136,985 kWh
Customer Sited Sources that are Net Metered
and Not Certified to Create RECs
Class I Capacity 323* kW
Class II Capacity 31,019* kW
Capacity Factor 20%

*Note that for any facility that came on-line in the compliance year, the estimated generation was pro-rated based on the month that it came on-line.

At the time of the renewable portfolio standard compliance filing, an electricity provider may claim a Class I REC credit equal to the percentage credit for Class I times the total electricity (MWh) provided to end-use customers by that electricity provider. In addition, an electricity provider may claim a Class II REC credit equal to the percentage credit for Class II times the total electricity (MWh) provided to end-use customers. The Class I Net Metering Credit applies only to the non-thermal portion of the Class I RPS obligation and the Class II Net Metering Credit can only be applied to the Class II RPS obligation.

NOTE: RSA 362-F:4,I (h) says that Class II RECs can be used to comply with Class I RPS requirement.  

  • The Annual RPS Compliance Filing for the 2018 compliance year is due by July 1, 2019. 
    2018 NH FORM E2500 FOR RPS COMPLIANCE (Updated 5/15/2019)

    This updated version “unlocks” cells in Rows I and K (excel Row 17 & 19) in Table 2 on Tab “Section II” so the user can enter data in those cells.  They were inadvertently locked in the version dated 5-9-19 and this version corrects that problem. 

Please submit either a hard copy or electronic versions of the Form E-2500 AND the GIS My Settled Certificates Disposition Reports.  Please submit the electronic versions to stephen.eckberg@puc.nh.gov and the hard copies to the following:

Debra A. Howland, Executive Director
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord, NH 03301-2429

For alternative compliance payments, please pay by electronic transfer or check.   Please contact Juli Pelletier at Juli.Pelletier@puc.nh.gov or (603) 271-6008 for electronic transfers.  Please submit checks to the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, 21 S. Fruit St., Suite 10, Concord, NH 03301-2429.

If you have any questions regarding the 2018 RPS compliance year Form E-2500, please contact Stephen Eckberg at (603) 271-2431 or stephen.eckberg@puc.nh.gov.  


Electric Renewable Portfolio Standard - Annual Compliance Payments Reports

* Please note Annual Compliance Reports are incorporated into the Renewable Energy Fund Annual Report beginning in 2014. Those reports are available here.


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