Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure (New Mexico)

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Last modified on August 1, 2011.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Mexico

Name Fuel Mix and Emissions Disclosure
Incentive Type Generation Disclosure
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Renewable energy use disclosed in fuel mix data
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs









































Distribution and Frequency Upon request, in the internet; annually
Emissions CO2, NOx, SO2, Mercury, Nuclear Waste

Standard Format Required Yes

Date added to DSIRE 2001-09-14
Last DSIRE Review 2002-05-17



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

The adoption of disclosure rules has been delayed, as the state legislature voted in early 2001 (SB 266) to delay restructuring until 2007.

As part of New Mexico’s Electric Utility Industry Restructuring Act of 1999, the legislature requires the NM Public Regulation Commission (PRC) to "promulgate rules governing competitive electric suppliers for the protection of customers, including required disclosure to a potential customer of unbundled prices, generation sources and fuel mix, and associated emissions." In May 2000, the PRC issued proposed rules that would require environmental disclosure in a standard format at least once a year. The proposed rules would require information on fuel mix to be compared to the national and regional averages, based on data available for the most recent calendar year, except in some circumstances in which forecasted data could be used. Emissions of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and mercury would be compared to the regional and national averages. The amount of spent nuclear fuel generated would also be disclosed. In all advertisements, competitive suppliers would be required to include a toll free number and an Internet address through which customers could obtain the disclosure label. Beginning in May 2003, competitive suppliers would be required to file an annual reconciliation report verified by affidavit.


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1 NMPRC Case No.3349




















Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jim Brack
Department New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

Address 224 East Palace Ave.
Address 2 Marian Hall
Place Santa Fe, New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code 87501
Phone (505) 827-6982


Email jim.brack@state.nm.us
Website http://www.nmprc.state.nm.us/
     
     


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"