Mandatory Alternative Energy Cost Estimates (New Mexico)

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Place New Mexico
Name Mandatory Alternative Energy Cost Estimates
Incentive Type Line Extension Analysis
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Service Utility must arrange to provide up to three estimates by suppliers of alternative-energy systems

Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2007-03-14

References DSIRE[1]


For applicants for permanent new electric service with a connected load of less than 25 kilowatts (kW) in capacity, if the estimated construction cost of a utility line extension is at least 15 times greater than the estimated annual revenues from the utility line extension, then at the customer's request, the utility must contact up to three alternative-energy system suppliers chosen by the customer from a list compiled by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. The utility must ask the suppliers to provide cost estimates on alternative-energy systems to the customer.

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

Authority 1: NM PSC Final Order, Case Number 2476
Date Effective 1993-03-29

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


  • 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)"