Non-Residential Sector Competitive Grants Program

The Non-Residential Sector Competitive Grant Program is enabled through NH RSA 362-F:10, XI

Renewable Energy Fund Non-Residential Sector Competitive Grants Program History:

In 2010, the General Court passed House Bill 1270 (HB 1270), which amended RSA 362-F:10 to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) no later than March 1, 2011, and annually thereafter for non-residential renewable energy projects that are not eligible to participate in incentive and rebate programs developed under RSA 362-F:10, V and RSA 362-F:10, VIII. The first RFP was issued on February 25, 2011, and the Program has awarded grants in each subsequent year.

Non-Residential Grant Program Information:

The RFP seeks proposals to increase the supply of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from thermal renewable energy or certain other non-photovoltaic electric renewable energy projects located in New Hampshire. Specifically, projects that will be eligible to generate Class I, Class I Thermal, or Class IV Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are eligible to apply.

Solar photovoltaic projects, and projects or portions of projects that are eligible to apply for a rebate under the DOE’s Commercial & Industrial (C&I) bulk-fed wood pellet central heating system rebate program are not eligible for funding under this Non-Residential grant program.

The most recently released grant RFP 2021-023 Grants for Renewable Energy Generation Projects in the Nonresidential Sector was issued on December 8, 2021, and can be found by following this link:

Requests for Proposals | NH Department of Energy

Past years’ grant-funded project can be found in the Annual Renewable Energy Fund Reports by following this link:

Renewable Energy Fund | NH Department of Energy

Upcoming RFPs:

FISCAL YEAR 2023 Request for Proposals release:

RFP #2022-004 

Event                                              Date/Deadline                  Time

RFP Issued                                          11/3/2022

Question Period Closes                      11/15/2022                   4:30 PM

Responses to Questions Posted        11/28/2022                   4:30 PM

Proposal Due Date and Time             12/15/2022                   4:30 PM

Anticipated Contract Start Date          05/01/2023

Contact: Susan Gagne, Program Specialist III at

Please visit Request for Proposals at the NH Department of Energy website to view the RFP and related information