A legislative committee approved rules for community power Friday, which will allow cities and towns to band together to purchase their own energy. Amid soaring electricity costs, energy experts anticipate this will save ratepayers money while increasing renewable energy options.

The rules required approval by the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules before taking effect. Advocates of community power have been awaiting the decision so programs around the state can get the regulatory approval from the Public Utilities Commission they need to start buying power.

This story originally appeared in the N.H. Bulletin.

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