An order regarding the Rulemaking, issued June 15, 2021, by the NMPRC, directs utilities to advise current, future, and likely community solar applicants of the following:
- Existing interconnection rules remain in effect until they are amended or replaced by the NMPRC.
- A place in a utility’s applicant queue for interconnection does not and will not provide any advantage for selection as a community solar project prior to the NMPRC’s rules being established, on or before April 1, 2022.
Anyone wishing to work with investor-owned utilities in New Mexico, please contact the following participating utilities regarding their community solar programs. For El Paso Electric, contact Roberto Favela Roberto.Favela@epelectric.com, Donna A. Enriquez Donna.AlHakeem@epelectric.com or Chris Corral Christopher.Corral@epelectric.com; for Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM): email@example.com, or for Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS): Kyle Reddell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) regulates the utilities, telecommunications, and motor carrier industries to ensure fair and reasonable rates, and to assure reasonable and adequate services to the public as provided by law.
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