The State Energy Manager position was created by the Governor’s Executive Order 2005-4. The position is responsible for researching and entering the state into energy contracts, selecting and implementing energy efficiency projects in state buildings, and reporting on the state’s quarterly and annual energy use.
For more information, contact Karen Rantamaki at 603-271-2698 or email email@example.com
The State of NH’s Energy Conservation Plan
Per Senate Bill 73, (which can be viewed using this link: New Reporting Requirements – SB73) each department shall identify cost-effective measures to reduce their fossil fuel consumption by 25%, by 2025, in state buildings, on a per-square-foot basis, compared to the 2005 baseline.
September 1, 2012, was the due date for each state department to submit its first annual report including, but not limited to:
- Cost-effective measures it is utilizing,
- Potential measures, and
- Annual progress in complying with the 25% reduction goal.
On or before December 1 of each year, DAS will compile the annual reports and summarize the progress toward complying with the 25% energy consumption reduction goal and any problems which may prevent the departments from achieving this goal.
State Conservation Plans
Energy Efficiency Projects in State Buildings
Capital Budget 2012/2013 - For the biennium spanning fiscal years 2012 and 2013, the state capital budget allocated $500 thousand in capital funds for energy efficiency projects in state buildings.
Capital Budget 2010/2011 - For the biennium spanning fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the state capital budget allocated $3 million in capital funds for energy efficiency projects in state buildings. Remaining funds were rolled over to fiscal years 2012 and 2013.
Demand Response Program - The Demand Response program is a voluntary program for facilities to enroll in that earns the state money for state building projects. The program pays money to the State for facilities to be on stand-by with emergency generators in case of a power emergency. Facilities can also be on stand-by with a curtailment plan, which means they agree to turn off unnecessary equipment in the event of a power emergency. Payments are deposited into a non-lapsing fund to be used for agency energy efficiency projects and program expenses, as required by RSA 21-I:19-f.
Energy Policy Recommendations
New Hampshire's Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy (EESE) Board, in its Final Report and recommendations on the Independent Energy Study, released December 1, 2012, is calling for a comprehensive energy policy for the state that highlights the critical role of energy efficiency and local renewable resources in the state's energy future. The Report details the most important steps that state can and should take to implement policies and enhance programs that will contribute to economic development, increased resilience and security of energy supply and a cleaner environment. A copy of the Final Report, as well as additional background material, is available on the EESE Board website at http://www.puc.nh.gov/eese.htm.
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