Mandatory Alternative Energy Cost Estimates

March 14, 2007


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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: New Mexico
Incentive Type: Line Extension Analysis
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Geothermal Electric
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Wind (Small)
Service: Utility must arrange to provide up to three estimates by suppliers of alternative-energy systems


Name: NM PSC Final Order, Case Number 2476
Effective Date: 3/29/1993


Name: Jim Brack
Organization: New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
Address: 224 East Palace Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501
Phone: (505) 827-6982

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.