Clean Energy Grants Program

June 15, 2006


The Clean Energy Grants Program, administered by the Energy Conservation and Management Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (ECMD-EMNRD), supports the development of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and alternative transportation fuels technologies. Grants are available to municipalities and county governments, state agencies, public schools (K-12), post-secondary educational institutions (colleges/universities), and tribal entities. Capital projects resulting from the current Request for Proposals will be required to meet performance measures established for the Program, including a 5% reduction in energy consumption in building projects or 15% increase in alternative fuel usage. Educational and non-capital projects must provide one of the following benefits: increasing the development of clean energy market demand; or advancing commercialization and widespread application of clean energy technologies. In 2005, the ECMD-EMNRD awarded a total of about $2 million in funding for 23 projects, including energy efficiency lighting upgrades, photovoltaic and solar thermal installations, wind projects, a landfill gas-to-energy biomass facility, and an expansion of E-85 and biodiesel fuel station infrastructure within the state.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Mexico
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Start Date: 7/1/04
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Landfill Gas
  • Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Wind (Small)
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: $200,000


Name: House Bill 251 of 2004
Date Enacted: 3/4/04
Effective Date: 7/1/04


Name: Louise Martinez
Organization: New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resou
Address: 1220 S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-3310

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.