Auburn, NH May 2, 2022. Freedom Energy Logistics (Freedom Energy) announced today that Central River Power’s (CRP) first two above one megawatt hydro facilities, located in Gorham and Jackman, New Hampshire, were approved by the New Hampshire Department of Energy Resources (DOER) to participate in Group Net Metering (GNM) and are set to begin benefit flow today.
Under HB315, the NH legislature expanded Group Net Metering to include qualifying renewable generators that can produce between one and five megawatts per hour, so long as they sell to municipal entities such as towns, cities, school districts, charter schools and counties. With the DOER’s approval, CRP’s hydro renewable energy facilities can now share the proceeds from their surplus electricity generation with NH municipal electric utility account holders as off-takers without requiring the municipalities to be physically connected or make any changes to their existing electric service.
“The NH DOER’s approval of CRP’s hydro facilities and going live today marks significant progress within the GNM program,” said Todd Wynn, Chief Executive Officer of Central Rivers Power. “CRP is committed to advancing renewable generation in the state, and along with our program administrator, Freedom Energy Logistics, supporting incentives to benefit our local communities.”