Donna Crawford sent the information below:
ICYMI: The PNM Integrated Resource Planning meetings are the ones that I attended beginning in Sept. ’10 thru June ’11 (once a month). If you’re interested in why and how New Mexico electric rate-payers will pony up $2.3 BILLION by the year 2020, you might want to attend the up-coming meetings. The short answer is because our NM Legislature passed the “Renewable Portfolio Standard” in 2004 and upped the ante in 2007. If you have any questions, please give me a call or e-mail. -Donna-
Consistent with the notification requirements of 17.7.3 NMAC (IRP Rule), Section 9.H(1), PNM hereby provides notice that it will begin as of July, 2013 the public advisory process for preparation of its IRP due to be filed by July 2014. Notice is also being provided in customer bill inserts, by publication in certain newspapers serving counties in which PNM provides customer services, and by posting on PNM’s web page.
Notice of Public Advisory Process for PNM’s IRP for 2014
Subject line: Where will Your Electricity Come From in the Future?
Public Service Company of New Mexico wants input from customers and industry experts to help us in our preparation of the PNM Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for 2014.
The state’s IRP rule requires us to examine the challenges and opportunities for providing energy in the future and to identify the most cost-effective power generation portfolio. Although planning is ongoing at PNM, every three years we file an IRP with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission that includes a four–year action plan and a look at energy needs for the next 20 years. We will file our next plan by June 30, 2014.
To kick-off this year-long planning process, we will hold public meetings in July where we will present an overview of the IRP process, review our existing power resources from wind and solar energy to coal, gas and nuclear energy, and explore those things that impact energy planning such as the projected need for electricity, regulations, cost to customers, the environment and the need to keep power reliable.
Meetings are open to the public, however you must RSVP in advance so that we can plan by calling (888) 413-0064 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name, phone number and the meeting you wish to attend. Refreshments will be provided. The official kickoff meeting will be in Albuquerque at the time and location shown below.
Albuquerque: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 8 a.m.
PNM Corporate Offices
414 Silver Street, SW
Fourth Floor Meeting Room
Additional meetings will be held at the following locations and times:
Alamogordo: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Noon
1st National Bank of Alamogordo
414 10th Street
In the basement meeting room
Silver City: Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Western New Mexico University
Bessie Forward Global Resource Center
12th and Florida Streets
Meeting Rooms A, B and C
Santa Fe: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Avenue