By law, the NHPUC is required to develop a program using a portion of the Renewable Energy Fund (REF) to directly benefit LMI residential customers. The Low-Income Community Solar Act of 2019 provides an additional 2.5 cents per kwh for the development of LMI community solar projects. To date, a handful of these projects have been built in NH, including Mascoma Meadows Cooperative in Lebanon and Keene Housing Authority in Keene. The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success is currently under development. To make these projects work ReVision has utilized funding from the NHPUC, Power Purchase Agreements, and charitable donations. Hear the lessons learned and challenges of this program using examples of current and past projects.
- Define the current LMI program available through NHPUC
- Analyze the challenges of the current LMI program, both financial and administrative
- Identify how the added 2.5 cents benefits not just the end user but also the investor
- Discuss projects that have been built or are under development under the current LMI NHPUC program