The New Hampshire Pay for Performance (P4P) program works with large energy consumers to improve energy efficiency in their facilities. This program is available to commercial, industrial, and municipal facilities with an electrical demand of at least 100 kilowatts (during any of the previous 12 months) and/or that consume at least 1,000 MMBTU annually for space or process heating. It is also available to schools, universities, hospitals and other institutional facilities.
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), the state's largest electric utility, offers incentives on a competitive basis to commercial and industrial customers that achieve measurable energy savings through the installation of energy efficiency measures. Under the Energy Rewards Request for Proposal Program, PSNH accepts proposals for electrical energy efficiency projects to be implemented at the facilities of eligible customers with a minimum demand of 350 kilowatts (kW).
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), in collaboration with [http://www.nhsaves.com/ nhsaves], encourages large commercial and industrial customers in existing facilities to conserve energy through the Large Business Retrofit Program. The program offers prescriptive and custom rebates for a variety of equipment including lighting systems and controls, motors, variable frequency drives and air compressors. These prescriptive rebates vary widely depending on the equipment type and the size.
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), an electric utility, offers the Smart Start Program to Municipal customers. This program assists municipalities in reducing energy consumption and electric bills at facilities by installing energy-saving measures. Payment for services and products will be made over time with the savings obtained from lower energy costs. Under the Smart Start Program, PSNH pays all of the costs associated with the purchase and installation of approved measures.
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), in collaboration with nhsaves, encourages commercial and industrial customers building new facilities or renovating existing facilities to conserve energy through the New Construction and Equipment Program. The program offers prescriptive and custom rebates for a variety of equipment including lighting systems and controls, ECM motors, variable frequency drives, air conditioners, heat pumps, HVAC controls and air compressors. These prescriptive rebates vary widely depending on the equipment type and the size.
Public Service of New Hampshire, in collaboration with [http://www.nhsaves.com/ nhsaves], provides incentives for residential customers to increase the energy efficiency of participating homes. Prescriptive rebates are available for the purchase of Energy Star rated clothes washers, refrigerators, room air conditioners, lighting and for recycling inefficient refrigerators. Efficient home construction and other improvements recommended through an energy audit process are also available for rebates.
Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH), an electric utility, offers financial incentives and technical advice to small business customers seeking to improve energy efficiency through retrofits. PSNH's Small Business Retrofit Program, which is available to business customers with an average monthly demand less than 200 kilowatts (kW), tailors incentives for a variety of energy-efficiency measures. The program will cover up to 50% of labor and material costs for the following approved upgrades:
In March 2010, the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) launched a revolving loan program to encourage the state’s municipal governments to invest in energy efficiency and alternative energy. A wide variety of energy-efficiency measures and alternative energy technologies are eligible, and the program is customizable, based on a municipality's needs. Loans are typically structured so that payments are made with money yielded by energy savings.
Note: Legislation enacted in May 2012 (HB 1296) allowed combined-heat-and-power (CHP) systems to account for up to 4 MW of the state's aggregate net-metering capacity limit of 50 MW. This new law took effect July 13, 2012.
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op offers incentives for its large business customers (using 100 kW or more) to increase the energy efficiency of facilities through the Large Business Energy Solutions Program. This program offers prescriptive and custom rebates designed to pay up to 35% of the installed cost or a buy-down to a one-year payback, whichever is less. To qualify for rebates, the business must be a non-residential property, an NHEC member, and the proposed measures will save electricity and pass a benefits/cost test.