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Renewable Energy Act

Article 16 :: Section 6

62-16-6. Cost recovery for renewable energy.  

A.   A public utility that procures or generates renewable energy shall recover, through the rate-making process, the reasonable costs of complying with the renewable portfolio standard.  Costs that are consistent with commission approval of procurement plans or transitional procurement plans shall be deemed to be reasonable. 

B.   The commission shall not exclude from such recovery reasonable interconnection and transmission costs incurred by the public utility in order to deliver renewable energy to retail New Mexico customers. 

C.   Upon a commission motion or application by a public utility, the commission shall open a docket to provide appropriate performance-based financial or other incentives to encourage public utilities to acquire renewable energy supplies that exceed the applicable annual renewable portfolio standard pursuant to the Renewable Energy Act.  The commission shall initiate rules by June 1, 2008 to implement this subsection.

History: Laws 2004, ch. 65, § 6; 2007, ch. 4, § 10.


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