The bill’s sponsors voted last year to gut state clean energy standards while subsidizing nuclear and coal bailouts.
Xcel Energy recently refunded customers who volunteered to pay extra to support wind energy, which is now among the cheapest sources of electricity.
The current project-by-project approach to electricity grid improvements will cost too much and potentially limit development in the future, companies say.
Wind advocates counter that a recent report obscures the potential for long-term employment as the industry continues to grow.
As politics and the pandemic stall offshore wind permitting and planning, New Hampshire sees a window of opportunity to bring its plans for the industry into focus.