PNM offers incentives for residential customers to improve the efficiency of eligible homes. PNM will provide a $50 rebate for the proper recycling of old refrigerators or freezers. Customers who agree to cycle the operation of residential air conditioning systems are also eligible for a $25 check annually. Additionally, PNM sponsors discounts on standard and specialty CFLs at a variety of retailers. For a complete list of participating stores, as well as additional program details and requirements, visit the program web site.
PNM is offering home builders a rebate for each Energy Star-qualified home they build in PNM service areas. Every Energy Star-qualified home must include effective insulation and air sealing, high performance windows, doors and skylights, tight construction and ducts, and independent testing and inspection. The builder must arrange for a qualified Home Energy Rater to inspect the new home.
PNM provides a range of incentives for commercial customers to increase the efficiency of new and existing facilities. Buildings which exceed the current building code by 10% can get 8 cents per estimated first year kilowatt hours saved. Buildings which exceed the current building code by 20% can get 10 cents per estimated first year kilowatt hours saved. Buildings projects which utilize enhanced commissioning may also receive additional incentives.
The New Mexico Environment Department's Air Quality Bureau processes permit applications for industries that emit pollutants to the air. The Permitting Section consists of three units, the Minor Source Unit, the Major Source Unit and the Technical Services Unit.
The New Mexico Environment Department's Air Quality Bureau regulates the open burning rules established by the Environmental Improvement Board. These rules are established to protect public health and welfare by establishing controls on pollution produced by open burning. Open burning is allowed for recreational and ceremonial purposes, for barbecuing, for heating purposes in fireplaces, for the noncommercial cooking of food for human consumption and for warming by small wood fires at construction sites. This rule does not apply to open burning for the purpose of waste disposal.
The New Mexico Gas Company provides incentives for energy saving measures and improvements to residential homes. Rebates are available for adding insulation and for homes which attain Energy Star certification. Free weatherization services are also offered by New Mexico Gas Company to income qualified customers. For additional information on rebates and program guidelines, review the program web site or contact New Mexico Gas Company.
The New Mexico Gas Company Commercial Energy Efficiency programs provide energy savings for businesses using natural gas for cooking and water heating. Prescriptive incentives for specified equipment custom rebates for natural gas saving measures are available to commercial customers. All equipment must meet the efficiency and installation requirements stated by New Mexico Gas Company.
Net metering is available to all "qualifying facilities" (QFs), as defined by the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA)*, which pertains to systems up to 80 megawatts (MW) in capacity. Previously, net metering in New Mexico was limited to systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity.
This regulation establishes sulfur emission standards for natural gas processing plants. Standards are stated for both existing and new plants. There are also rules for stack height requirements, record keeping and reporting.