Mandatory Utility Green Power Option (New Mexico)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place New Mexico

Name Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Incentive Type Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydrogen, Landfill Gas, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Electric, Wind
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2003-01-16
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-30
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


In addition to meeting the requirements of the state renewables portfolio standard, New Mexico investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are required to offer a voluntary program for purchasing renewable energy to customers. The voluntary renewable tariff may also allow consumers to purchase renewable energy within certain energy blocks and by source of renewable energy. IOUs are also required to develop an educational program communicating the benefits and availability of the green power option.

The state's rural electric distribution cooperatives are also required to offer a voluntary green power program if their suppliers make such renewable resources available under their supply contracts. They are also required to report to the commission by April 30 of each year concerning the availability of renewable energy to them, and the annual demand from their customers for renewable energy.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Dwight Lamberson
Department New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

Address PO Box 1269
Address 2 1120 Paseo de Peralta
Place Santa Fe, New Mexico
Zip/Postal Code 87504
Phone (505) 827-4001


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

Authority 1: NMAC 17.9.572

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


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