News Release

May 1, 2013
Grow Solar Energy Through PNM Sky Blue

Albuquerque: Starting May 1, PNM Sky Blue customers will be able to add more solar as well as wind energy to the New Mexico grid.

"PNM Sky Blue is another way we're investing in solar and wind energy together. You can choose to pay a little extra for wind and solar with PNM Sky Blue. It's an easy way to show your commitment to the environment and it helps us develop cleaner energy sources for our state," said Jo Ann Newton, PNM executive director of Marketing and Communications.

PNM Sky Blue customers have helped to support wind energy in New Mexico by purchasing additional energy generated at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center in House, N.M., since 2003. This year, PNM is installing approximately 22,000 new solar panels dedicated to PNM Sky Blue, adding 1.5 megawatts to the 42.5 megawatts of solar energy PNM will have on its system by next fall.

The new PNM Sky Blue will include a mix of 15 percent solar energy and 85 percent wind energy at a premium of $1.70 for each 100 kilowatt-hour block. Customers choose how much to purchase ¿ between one and 90 percent of their monthly electric consumption or 100 kilowatt-blocks of energy.

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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