What is Community Power and How Does Community Power Work?

Broadcast Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

RSA 53-E, relative to aggregation of electric customers by municipalities and counties, was updated in 2019 by the passage of Senate Bill 286, known as the "Community Power Law." This legislation enables local governments (cities, towns, and counties) to procure and provide electricity on behalf of their residents and businesses.
Join Henry Herndon, Director of Local Energy Solutions, Clean Energy New Hampshire and Elijah Emmerson, Attorney with Primmer, Piper, Eggleston & Cramer, PC, who will review the legal framework for community power and outline how municipalities and counties can aggregate electric customers to implement community power programs in local regions.

Our experts will introduce the establishment of Community Power New Hampshire, or CPNH, designed as a new joint action public power entity - governed by communities to serve communities under a voluntary and flexible membership structure - to clear the way for cities, towns, and counties across New Hampshire to launch and implement Community Power programs. Join the webinar to learn more about:

* Community Power Programs
* The local authorization process for implementing a Community Power Program
* The process for establishing CPNH, a joint action public power entity to enable program implementation
* Interaction with Public Utilities Commission and distribution utilities