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Nov. 8, 2016
PNM Names Deming Businesses "Energy Stars"

PNM Recognizes 10 Deming Businesses for their Energy-Efficient Upgrades,
Saving Enough Energy to Power about 17 Homes for 1-year. 

 

(Deming, N.M.): Today, November 8, PNM recognized local businesses that went above and beyond in saving energy in 2015 by participating in PNM business energy efficiency rebate programs.  The recognition took place at Santa Fe Area Homebuilders at a luncheon.  The top 10 Deming PNM Business Energy Efficiency Stars are:

  • Old Glory Trading Post - large business with the highest energy savings
  • Food Mart - small business with high energy savings
  • I-10 Chevron - small business honorable mention with high energy savings
  • Deming Chevron East - small business second honorable mention with the highest energy savings
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - nonprofit/government entity with the highest energy savings
  • City of Deming - nonprofit/government entity honorable mention with the highest energy savings
  • Holy Family Catholic Church - nonprofit entity second honorable mention with the highest energy savings
  • Deming Public Schools - distributor discount program category with the highest energy savings
  • City of Deming - distributor discount category honorable mention with the highest energy savings
  • Deming Implement - distributor discount category honorable mention with the highest energy savings

"Helping business customers save money by becoming more energy-wise is an important part of what we do," said Amy Miller, director, PNM Environment, Local Government and Community Affairs. "We've enjoyed working with Deming businesses to help find ways to reduce energy use and we hope more businesses will join us."

The top award in the large business category goes to Old Glory Trading Post for their energy savings project that included upgrading interior and exterior lighting.  The project will save 15,872 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, and earned Old Glory Trading Post a rebate of $1,794 from PNM Business Energy Efficiency Programs.

In the small business category, the top award goes to the Food Mart. They replaced exterior lighting fixtures with LEDs.  Their project will save 41,300 kilowatt hours of electricity annually and received a rebate of $7,228 from PNM Business Energy Efficiency Programs.

Honorable mentions go to I-10 Chevron and Deming Chevron East in the small business category for their energy-saving projects.  Together, they received a rebate totaling more than $4,100 and will save 23,482 kilowatt hours of electricity each year.

In the nonprofit/government entity category, the top award goes to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They replaced their exterior lighting with high performance lighting.  Their project will save 12,241 kilowatt hours of electricity annually and received a rebate of $1,228 from PNM Business Energy Efficiency Programs.

Honorable mentions go to City of Deming and Holy Family Catholic Church in the nonprofit / government entity category for their energy-saving projects.  Together, they received a rebate totaling more than $1,554 and will save over 17,000 kilowatt hours of electricity each year.

In the distributor discount program category, the top award goes Deming Public Schools.  They installed four VendingMiser controls on their cold beverage vending machines.  Their project will save 6,448 kilowatt hours electricity annually and received a rebate of $200 from PNM Business Energy Efficiency Programs.

Honorable mentions go to the City of Deming and the Deming Implement the nonprofit/government entity category for their energy-saving projects.  Together, they received a rebate totaling more than $250 and will save over 8,060 kilowatt hours of electricity each year.

The rebates received from these businesses total more than $14,000 and will save nearly 128,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually, which is enough to power approximately 17 homes for a year.

Since 2007, PNM energy efficiency programs have provided more than $53 million in customer rebates and helped save almost 1.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity ¿  enough to power approximately 274,000 homes for a year.  These programs have kept an estimated 1.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air and saved 685 million gallons of water.  For more information on the PNM Business Energy Efficiency Program, please visit pnm.com/bizrebates.

With headquarters in Albuquerque, PNM is the largest electricity provider in New Mexico, serving more than 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 PNM.com.

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