Section 125-O:2

    125-O:2 Definitions. –
In this chapter:
I. "Affected sources" means existing fossil fuel burning steam electric power plant units in this state, specifically Merrimack Units 1 and 2 in Bow; Schiller Units 4, 5, and 6 in Portsmouth; and Newington Unit 1 in Newington, excluding any of these units that may be repowered.
II. "Allowance" means a limited authorization to emit one ton of SO2, one ton of NOx, one pound of mercury, or one ton of CO2 during a specified year.
III. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of the department of environmental services.
IV. "Department" means the department of environmental services.
V. "Discrete emission reduction" or "DER" means an emission reduction generated over a discrete period of time, and measured in weight (e.g., tons).
VI. "Ozone transport region" means the ozone transport region as established by section 184(a) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. section 7511c.
VII. "Person" means any individual, partnership, firm or co-partnership, association, company, trust, corporation, department, bureau, agency, private or municipal corporation, or any political subdivision of the state, the United States or political subdivisions or agencies thereof, or any other entity recognized by law as subject to rights and duties.
VIII. "Renewable energy" means energy derived from hydro, geothermal, wind, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, methane waste, tidal, or other source approved by the department.
IX. "Repowered unit" means an affected source that has installed qualifying repowering technology as defined by 40 C.F.R. part 72, or has replaced a unit by a new unit, provided the new replacement unit:
(a) Is on the same or contiguous property as the replaced unit, regardless of owner;
(b) Has a maximum power output rate equal to or greater than the maximum power output rate of the replaced unit; and
(c) Is designed to control, or is equipped with best available technology to control, emissions of multiple pollutants simultaneously, and in conformity with the emissions rates and reductions used to establish RSA 125-O:3.
IX-a. "Sustainable energy" means energy that supplies present energy needs without permanently depleting resources, while considering environmental impacts, and without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own energy needs.
X. "System benefits charge funds" or "SBC funds" means revenues collected by Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH) (currently at a rate of 1.8 mills ($0.0018) per retail kilowatt-hour sold as set by the general court in 2001, 29:14) to fund energy efficiency and conservation and load management programs approved by the public utilities commission.

Source. 2002, 130:2. 2009, 171:1, eff. Sept. 11, 2009.