The environmental goals PNM put in place for 2009-11 recognize the economic environment the country has faced, as well as the financial status of our company.
These goals emphasize improving environmental performance of existing power-generation resources and limiting the addition of new ones.
We’ve committed to meet these specific goals through 2011:
PNM will focus on building off of our existing renewable energy programs, ensuring fair regulatory treatment for those programs, and identifying new resources to meet the aggressive New Mexico Renewable Portfolio Standard requirements.
Demand reduction and energy efficiency
PNM has encouraged customers since 2007 to participate in a number of programs that encourage energy efficiency.
Approval to expand those programs was granted in 2009. Our focus through 2011 is to continue to meet the high goals for these programs.
Our goal is to have all PNM facilities identify significant waste streams.
At least 75 percent of the facilities will implement plans to reduce at least one of their waste streams to 15 percent below 2009 levels, while maintaining current recycling programs.
There are no expectations to bring on significant sources of new power generation through 2011. Our focus is to limit emissions from our existing plants.
- Four Corners coal-fired plant, of which PNM owns 13 percent of units 4 and 5: Maintain performance consistent with the past three years of actual performance, which is below current limits of permits and agreements.
- San Juan Generating Station: Maintain nitrogen oxides, sulfer dioxide, mercury and particulate emissions consistent with agreed-to limits made possible through environmental upgrades completed in 2009.
- Systemwide: Minimize carbon dioxide emissions for existing assets.