In the last few weeks the NM PUC (called PRC in NM) rejected the utility's (PNM) proposal to replace 600 MW coal with NG+PV and instead directed them to procure 600 MW of PV and 300 MW, 1200 MWh battery. The PNM proposal would have reduced the average customer bill $6.5 a month (over time) while the PRC procurement mandate reduces the monthly savings to $6
PNM has changed its tune, and is now talking about transmission investments in order to bring wind/PV from the areas best suited for generation to where it is consumed. Personally, I think that PNM has realized that they are not going to receive permission to capitalize fossil investments so they have pivoted towards investments in infrastructure.
These major shifts in policy reflect the change the most recent elections wrought, throwing out trumper/repukes and installing Dems/Progressives -- in the Governor, state legislature, and PRC
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