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Utility Division

menuright NM Statute 8-8-12 Utility division.
A. The utility division shall serve as staff to the commission in the regulation of electric, natural gas, renewable energy sources, telecommunications and water and wastewater systems as provided by law.
B. The commission shall set minimum educational and experience requirements for the director of the utility division.
C. The utility division shall represent the public interest in utility matters before the commission and may present testimony and evidence and cross-examine witnesses. In order to represent the public interest, the utility division shall present to the commission its beliefs on how the commission should fulfill its responsibility to balance the public interest, consumer interest and investor interest.
D. The utility division shall perform the functions of the telecommunications department of the former state corporation commission and staff functions, not including advisory functions, of the former New Mexico public utility commission.
E. Utility division staff shall not have ex parte communications with commissioners or a hearing examiner assigned to a utility case, except as expressly permitted pursuant to Section 8-8-17 NMSA 1978.

Roy E. Stephenson, Division Director

The Utility Division has 25 staff members in the following bureaus: Accounting, Economics, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, and Gas, Water, and Wastewater Engineering. The Utility Division serves as staff to the Commission in the regulation of electric, natural gas, renewable energy resources, telecommunications, and water and wastewater systems. The Utility Division also represents the public interest in utility matters before the Commission. The Division makes presentations to the Commission in the form of testimony and exhibits to ensure that adequate utility and telecommunications services are provided at fair, just and reasonable rates.

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Customer Deposit Interest Rate for 2011 is 2.02%.
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Official List of Utilities Regulated by the Utility Division

UTILITY DIVISION OPERATIONS AND STRATEGIC PLAN

NM Interconnection Manual 2008

NMAC Title 17 PUBLIC_UTILITIES & UTILITY_SERVICES

 

Accounting Bureau

Charles Gunter, Bureau Chief

The Accounting Bureau evaluates the accounting procedures used by regulated utility companies. Based on these evaluations, the bureau submits recommendations to establish new accounting standards, and advises the Commission on the implications of proposed procedural changes. The Accounting Bureau evaluates the completeness and accuracy of accounting information submitted in utility rate cases, and ensures that this information, as adjusted for rate making, is just and reasonable. The Accounting Bureau also performs audit reviews of the books and records of jurisdictional utility companies.

Accounting Staff:

Charles Gunter, Utility Economist

Vincent DeCesare, Utility Economist

Dwight Lamberson., Utility Economist

Vacant, Utility Economist

Economics Bureau

Jim Brack, Bureau Chief

The Economics Bureau conducts economic and financial market analyses for all utilities. The Bureau provides expert testimony on cost of capital analysis and financial market issues, rate design, utility financing, general economic issues such as net present value, cost-benefit analysis, competition, elasticity, utility diversification issues, corporate structure analysis and holding company issues.

Economics Bureau Staff:

Anthony Sisneros, Utility Economist

Thomas Patin, Utility Economist

Jeffrey Primm, Utility Economist

Vacant, Utility Economist

 

 

Electrical Engineering Bureau

Bruno Carrara, Bureau Chief

The Electrical Engineering Bureau performs analysis and provides expert testimony on issues related to electric utility companies, including plant design, specifications, capacity, reliability, depreciation rates, utility expenses and certificates of public convenience and necessity. The Bureau contributes to the development of the cost of service and revenue requirements of rate cases, and evaluates various filings including fuel and plant cost and affiliate transactions. The Bureau is involved in the development of regional transmission and reliability issues, and monitors and participates in organizations such as DOE, FERC, WECC, NERC, CREPC, and WIEB.

Electrical Engineering Staff:

Jack D. Sidler , Electrical Engineer

Gas, Water, and Wastewater Engineering Bureau

Steve Schwebke, Bureau Chief

The Gas, Water, and Wastewater Engineering Bureau performs analysis and provides expert testimony on issues related to natural gas, water and wastewater utilities, including plant design, specifications, capacity, reliability, depreciation rates, utility expenses and certificates of public convenience and necessity. The Bureau develops rate base, and provides input to the cost of service and revenue requirements portions of rate cases. The Bureau also evaluates various utility filings, including fuel and plant costs, and affiliated transactions.

Gas, Water, and Waste Water Engineering Bureau Staff:

Phillis Stevens, Civil Engineer-A

Vacant, Civil Engineer-A

Tim Martinez, Civil Engineer-A

Utility Annual Report Forms

NOTE:
Annual Reports are based on Annual Revenues. Please review categories prior to print and submitting report for your company. This will avoid delays with your filings.
Thanks for your cooperation.

Official List of Utilities Regulated by the Utility Division

Classification of Water Utilities

1. Class A and B - Utilities having annual operating revenues which have averaged more than $500,000 for a consecutive three-year period.

2. Class C - Utilities having annual operating revenues which have averaged more than $50,000, but less than $500,000 for a consecutive three-year period.

3. Class D - Utilities having annual operating revenues which have averaged less than $50,000 for a consecutive three-year period.

Water 710 Forms

Classification of Sewer Utilities

Class A - Utilities having annual sewer operating revenues of $750,000 or more.

Class B - Utilities having annual sewer operating revenues of $150,000 or more but less than $750,000.

Class C - Utilities having annual sewer operating revenues of less than $150,000.

Sewer 910 Forms

Classification of Electric Utilities

Class A - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $2,500,000 or more.

Class B - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $1,000,000 or more, but less than $2,500,000.

Class C - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $150,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000.

Class D - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $25,000 or more, but less than $150,000.

Class E - Utilities having annual operating revenues of less than $25,000.

Rural Electric Cooperatives

Electric 510

Rural Utilities Service, Form 7

Classification of Gas Utilities

Class A - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $2,500,000 or more.

Class B - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $1,000,000 or more, but less than $2,500,000.

Class C - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $150,000 or more, but less than $1,000,000.

Class D - Utilities having annual operating revenues of $25,000 or more, but less than $150,000.

Class E - Utilities having annual operating revenues of less than $25,000.

Gas 610

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

FERC Electric Forms

FERC Gas Forms

 

 

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