New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and
Renewable Energy in New Mexico
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El Paso Electric
Xcel Energy (SPS)
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) webpage for NM
Renewable Energy Capacity in New Mexico
New Mexico Incentives for Customer-Owned Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Net Metering FAQs
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and Renewable Energy in New Mexico
The Public Regulation Commission reviews and approves renewable energy procurement plans and reports of Investor Owned Utilities (“IOU’s”) and Rural Electric Cooperatives (“Coops”) pursuant to the Renewable Energy Act (“REA”), §§ 62-16-1 et seq. NMSA 1978 and Title 17.9.572 NMAC (“Rule 572”). IOU’s in New Mexico are procuring renewable energy and renewable energy certificates from New Mexico renewable generation facilities to meet the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements of the REA and Rule 572.
Investor Owned Utilities and the RPS
The REA and Rule 572 established an RPS applicable to all investor owned electric utilities in New Mexico.
Resource Diversity and the RPS
In addition to the RPS, Rule 572 requires that IOU’s must offer a voluntary renewable energy program to their customers.
Renewable Energy Certificate Tracking
The acquisition, sale or transfer, and retirement of any renewable energy certificates used to meet renewable portfolio standards on or after January 1, 2008 must be registered with the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS). WREGIS is the Western Governors’s Association’s independent regional tracking system to provide data necessary to substantiate and support verification and tracking of renewable energy generation.
Annual Renewable Energy Portfolio Procurement Plans
Public utilities (IOU’s) must file with the Commission an annual portfolio procurement plan. Below are links to the utility website where the most recently filed renewable energy plans and report documents are made available.
Public Service Company of New Mexico’s Regulatory Page
El Paso Electric’s Compliance with the New Mexico Renewable Energy Act and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Renewable Energy Rule 572
SPS (Xcel Energy): New Mexico Rates and Tariff Information
Links and Resources
For more information regarding the technologies, environmental initiatives, Federal and other regional programs to promote and support renewable energy technology and markets, please see the following links:
Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS)
Western Governors’s Association’s independent regional tracking system to provide data necessary to substantiate and support verification and tracking of renewable energy generation.
New Mexico Climate Change Advisory Group (CCAG)
Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) of the NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
ECMD is responsible for planning and administering energy efficiency and renewable energy technology programs.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the DOE’s primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership
The U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program designed to reduce the environmental impact of electricity generation by promoting renewable energy.
U.S. Department of Energy - A Consumer’s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Green Power Network
GPN provides news and information on green power markets and related activities. You will find up-to-date information on green power providers, product offerings, consumer issues, and in-depth analyses of issues and policies affecting green power markets.