News Release

April 4, 2013
PNM Customers Continued to Save Energy, Protect the Environment in 2012

Albuquerque: With help from PNM, New Mexicans took steps last year that could net them an estimated $36 million in energy savings over time, and reduce power plant water use and carbon emissions. Highlights include:

  • Gone are 7,738 energy-guzzling fridges and freezers. Instead of ending up in landfills, they were recycled at a dedicated facility here in Albuquerque.
  • 11,000 low-income residents got help from three PNM-supported programs to lower energy use.
  • 900 businesses made changes to lighting, cooling and refrigeration and received $3,789,023 in rebates to improve their bottom line.
  • 30,000 customers helped shift energy use away from high-use and high-cost times last summer.

Under the Efficient Use of Energy Act, PNM has been able to offer cost-effective (meaning the savings are greater than the cost) energy efficiency programs since 2007. PNM has plans to add new savings options starting this summer.

PNM files a report on these programs each year. Read the 2012 PNM Energy Efficiency Annual Report at Learn how you can participate at

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving 500,000 customers in dozens of communities across the state. PNM is a subsidiary of PNM Resources, an energy holding company also headquartered in Albuquerque. For more information, visit