Category Archives: Energy

PNM Annual Solar Car Race

I am a strategic account engineer here at PNM and I have been participating with the PNM Solar Car Races since I’ve been with PNM– about ten years. Employee volunteers go to local Pueblos and work with elementary students to design, build and race solar cars. The PNM Solar Car Races is one of my[…]
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Spring, I call it outage season

You probably call this time of year spring; I call it outage season. I’ve learned a lot about power outages after spending nearly a decade working “on call” for PNM. Thankfully our crews do an excellent job of keeping the power on but sometimes things happen, like a car accident or wonderful New Mexico Spring[…]
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Driving on Electrons

November of last year I purchased an Electric Vehicle (EV), and I am constantly approached by family, friends and random people on the street asking me, “what are you driving and why does it look so strange”? Well I choose to drive an EV for many reasons, and I am happy to share why. I[…]
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Why our rate case proposes a change in rate design?

While electricity rate design is exceptionally complex, the short answer is that the way you use electricity is very different than the way you are charged. PNM is proposing a 4-year pilot program that will better align the electricity charges with use through a “revenue balancing account.” This pilot program will measure the difference between PNM’s costs and[…]
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Why we removed the fee for customer-owned solar?

PNM believes the rate structure for customer-owned solar and wind generation needs to change to better reflect both the benefits and the actual costs of solar and wind systems. The company understands that not everyone agrees and this will be a vigorous debate. We will continue to engage all stakeholders in this important discussion and will likely raise[…]
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Our radio messages to customers

Later this week, PNM will re-file a rate case. We’ll explain how this will increase customer bills at that time. Meanwhile, we wanted to let customers know why it’s needed. Listen to our radio messages: English: Spanish:

What’s the good news about electric rates?

Later this week, PNM will re-file a rate case. We’ll explain how this will increase your bill at that time. Here’s some good news though. Beginning January 2016, before our proposed rate change takes effect, reductions in fuel costs could help lower the average residential bill by as much as 7 percent, offsetting the increase.