New Mexico

New Mexico

Ken Hughes

How Can New Mexico Transform Its Energy Mix?

New Mexico needs to modernize its rates, regulations and incentives so it can make substantial progress in improving its solar-energy and energy efficiency markets, said Ken Hughes, clean energy specialist at the State of New Mexico’s Energy Conservation and Management Division. In this interview, he provided examples of success stories...

New Mexico Articles

An electron electoral map

This map, courtesy of marketer Solstice and adapted by Kevin Cellucci, shows how far community solar can grow.

Community Solar's Bend Toward Energy Justice, Episode Two: Utilities Push Back

Community solar developers have a compelling idea for how to extend renewable energy to people who can't install panels on their rooftops. They also face a series of questions. These include: how to coexist with utilities, and how to tie in to utilities' grids, and how to buy land, and...
The community-solar business model

This image from a community-solar vendor documents how individuals who normally can't access the solar market can build a revenue stream. 

How Strongly Can Community Solar Bend the Energy Market Toward Justice?

Community solar can provide more energy to more people - especially people currently shut out of the market for residential rooftop panels. Energy developers and marketplace makers have taken note of the potential for community solar programs to drive revenue- and the White House's promise to steer energy infrastructure toward...
How SunZia closes in on California

Drawing a line in the sand, SunZia worked for 14 years on its transmission progress. 

A Seriously Long-Term Investment: Inside SunZia's Transmission Adventure

When planning to decarbonize the grid, many analysts see transmission lines as analogous to "political will." It's necessary and it's rarely possible to summon it from scratch. In the Southwest, though, a private enterprise has pushed forward on work to deliver renewable power from a windy swath of New Mexico...

New Mexico Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Buildings:
Score 4.50 / 9
Utilities:
Score 6.50 / 20
Transportation:
Score 3.50 / 12
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
34 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
27 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
20 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC
85%

of people in New Mexico support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2020.

(-1 of the national average)
(est. 1,359,954 of 1,598,273 adults)

last updated 8/31/2021

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