Big US energy transmission projects inch closer to approval

30 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has finished another environmental review of a proposed multibillion-dollar transmission line that would send wind-generated electricity from rural New Mexico to big cities in the West. The U.S. Interior Department also announced Thursday plans to review two other projects designed to funnel

New Mexico Gas Company performing sewer-line safety checks in Roswell

14 ViewsROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Gas Company will be performing sewer-line safety checks in Roswell beginning April 11. The company is starting a 3-year project in Roswell and surrounding communities where all customers’ residential and business sewer lines will receive a precautionary inspection.

PNM customers may no longer experience blackouts this summer

11 Views“Getting the public thinking about these outages has allowed us to connect with emergency responders and state agencies in a way that we really didn’t expect to,” Eric Chavez, a spokesperson for PNM, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For months, the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) has been trying

PNM works to avoid summer rolling blackouts

14 ViewsNEW MEXICO (KRQE) – PNM says it has submitted a plan to the PRC to prevent rolling blackouts this summer. PNM anticipates having to institute rolling blackouts on peak days in order to prevent the system from failing.

PNM starts work on bird protection project

7 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – PNM will be removing a power line in the South Valley to better protect wildlife in the area. The line along the boundary of the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley is unused right now.

Lawmakers want to study costs, benefits of public power

10 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than a dozen New Mexico lawmakers are petitioning state regulators to study the potential costs and benefits of publicly-owned electrical power for the state. The petition was made public Tuesday.

PNM to resume disconnections Monday

9 ViewsPNM’s grace period for disconnections will end Monday. According to PNM, 44,000 customers have received power over the last year-and-a-half despite not paying for service.