With the failure of legislation that would keep the San Juan Generating Station open in order to prevent rolling blackouts next summer, the Public Regulation Commission acted quickly to make sure PNM knows it is allowed to keep the San Juan Generating Station open through the heat of next summer. PNM says it will now close the plant on September 30, 2022.
That is good news for utility customers concerned about electricity outages next summer and for Gov. Lujan Grisham’s reelection chances, but it doesn’t solve New Mexico’s long-term electricity problems as the Energy Transition Act is implemented.
As the Albuquerque Journal noted in a recent editorial (and we have as well), the electricity reliability issue does NOT go away assuming we get through the coming summer.
So, we SHOULD be okay for 2022 and that is good news. At least MLG won’t be dealing with blackouts as she runs for reelection!
3 Replies to “PRC acts quickly to keep the lights on”
Qui Bono? Who profits from the Energy Transaction Act. The shareholders of wind and solar generation providers.
Thank you for great reporting!
Check into the egregious Sun Zia Co and the so-called renewable energy companies and politicians that are willing to severely compromise our health and the environment especially in this state. I wish someone would investigate them. Heinrich went all out for them. They are proposing routes for 500 KV transmission lines in pristine BLM and forest lands in New Mexico, have purchased private land and easements behind the backs of folks living in certain subdivisions. I pray New Mexicans wake up, but I am doubtful.