Interconnection Benefits

New Mexico Interconnection Rule

The state of New Mexico has executed Rule 17.9.568 (PDF), otherwise known as Rule 568. The purpose of this rule is to set forth common interconnection requirements and a common interconnection process based on a common screening process for utilities and interconnection customers to expeditiously interconnect generating facilities.

Bi-Annual Interconnection Report

Twice annual interconnection report submitted to the PRC providing a categorization of application types and key metrics to demonstrate the efficiency of the Interconnection Process.

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Net Metering Benefits (all PV customers)

The state of New Mexico has executed Rule 17.9.570 (PDF), otherwise known as Rule 570, which provides guidelines for metering qualifying facilities. When your solar system is producing electricity, your billing meter will slow down or may actually spin backwards. (A digital meter will show an arrow blinking left.) At the end of the month, PNM will take a reading and compare it to last months reading. If your solar system produced less than what you used, PNM will bill you for the NET difference. If you produced more than what you used, the NET overproduction will be credited to you in one of two ways:

  • SMALL PV PROGRAM (Inverter capacity of 10kW-AC or less): PNM will credit you the NET overproduction as a Cumulative Renewable Energy Credit (in kWh) on the next month¿s bill. These credits never expire and, if your system is large enough, can build up during the year and be used later to reduce PNM bills that are high due to things like summer air conditioning. When you close your account, PNM will pay you for any credits remaining on the account at Rate 12, which your can find on
  • LARGE PV PROGRAM (More than 10kW-AC of inverter capacity): PNM will pay for that NET overproduction based on Rate 12 and the payment will be applied on the same bill. NET overproduction is paid each month unlike the cumulative credit in the Small PV Program. You can find Rate 12 on
  • Interconnecting Non-Qualifying Facilities PNM will interconnect with facilities that generate power using less than 75 percent renewable fuels, referred to as "non-qualifying facilities," as long as those facilities comply with both New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) Rule 17.9.568 or 17.9.569 and PNM Interconnection and Safety Standards for Non-Qualifying Facilities (PDF). PNM is not required, however, to purchase energy from a non-qualifying facility. Energy purchase from a non-qualifying facility would be at PNM's discretion with terms and conditions, including metering options, negotiated case by case.

PNM Interconnection Queue Position

Per NMAC Rule 17.9.568, PNM shall maintain and publicly post a single queue of projects sortable by geographic region and shall update the list one time per month. The list shall be utilized to determine the cost responsibility for upgrades necessary to accommodate interconnection. Click one of the buttons below to view or download the list.

Please note, while not subject to NMAC Rule 17.9.568, additional applications to Interconnect are received by PNM. These projects are also placed in the PNM single queue for studies and cost determination. To view the projects in the SGIP queue, please visit the PNM public Oasis site, click Generation Interconnection-Transmission Delivery folder and Status of System Impact Studies sub-folder on the left hand side of the screen. These projects are added to the queue based on the date in the column "Appl Perfected".

List of Feeders

Queue Position Project Number Feeder
1 INT-40971 MD0014
2 INT-48628 A10003
3 INT-48592 LD0318
4 INT-48593 SL0017
5 INT-48598 TULA13
6 INT-48597 GALL12
7 INT-47915 TOME11
8 INT-47917 VNBU41
9 INT-47938 ELCE11
10 INT-48247 SCEN11
11 INT-48284 SL0017
12 INT-48250 FIST11
13 INT-48281 ELCE11
14 INT-48248 VERA22
15 INT-45797 SEPL11
16 INT-48252 MANZ12
17 INT-48251 JARA11
18 INT-47918 HOND11
19 INT-47919 COLI11
20 INT-47920 LD0318
21 INT-47943 HERM14
22 INT-47947 HOND11
23 INT-47949 HERM11
24 INT-48788 TULA14
25 INT-48786 TULA14
26 INT-48789 TULA12
27 INT-48787 TULA13
28 INT-48791 ELCE11
29 INT-49119 A10089
30 INT-48280 HOND11
31 INT-48753 RODE13
32 INT-49417 MD0014
33 INT-50326 MD0012
34 INT-49925 A10089
35 INT-51753 A10083
36 INT-51143 WAYN11
37 INT-51123 WAYN21
38 INT-52032 WINR13
39 INT-52197 WINR13
40 INT-52738 PECO12
41 INT-52683 NS1061
42 INT-52808 LD0318
43 INT-52720 PECO12
44 INT-52719 MILU11
45 INT-52709 PECO12
46 INT-52582 IRIS13
47 INT-52991 IRIS13
48 INT-52882 ZAFA13
49 INT-52980 BLRA14
50 INT-53047 RODE13
51 INT-53039 SOCO11
52 INT-53043 STJO11
53 INT-52996 IRIS13
54 INT-53017 LEYE13
55 INT-52907 PALM14
56 INT-52989 THOM14
57 INT-53029 TRAM11
58 INT-53019 LAMO11
59 INT-44728 HAMI14
60 INT-53068 LAMO11
61 INT-52771 BLRA14
62 INT-53037 IRIS14
63 INT-52473 ALCA12
64 INT-52798 MORR12
65 INT-52642 LOHI12
66 INT-52153 WESM12
67 INT-52923 COLI11
68 INT-52941 ARNO24
69 INT-52942 ZAFA13
70 INT-50930 COLL12
71 INT-50327 A10089
72 INT-53103 BLRA14
73 INT-52917 LEYE13
74 INT-53129 MILU14
75 INT-52795 BUCK23
76 INT-53120 ASPE14
77 INT-53107 PANO12
78 INT-52730 MILU11
79 INT-53124 VERA11
80 INT-52964 BLRA14
81 INT-53155 MOPL12
82 INT-52963 COLL11
83 INT-52107 WYOM14
84 INT-53156 SOPA26
85 INT-52860 LENK14
86 INT-52563 IRIS13
87 INT-52883 PROG11
88 INT-53184 BUCK23
89 INT-53166 LAMO13
90 INT-53210 A10012
91 INT-53253 HAMI22
92 INT-53233 PROG11
93 INT-53252 COTT11
94 INT-53211 MD0011
95 INT-53269 UNSE11
96 INT-52880 WAYN23
97 INT-52881 MISS24
98 INT-52278 PRAG14
99 INT-52066 ZAFA13
100 INT-52828 MANZ12
101 INT-53076 TRAM14
102 INT-53181 PROG12
103 INT-52768 MORR12
104 INT-53284 INHO14
105 INT-53213 SNVI12
106 INT-53231 IRIS13
107 INT-53316 IRIS13
108 INT-53323 FOHI14
109 INT-52609 LAMO14
110 INT-53198 ALCA11
111 INT-53204 UNSE11
112 INT-53114 EAST13
113 INT-53306 STJO11
114 INT-53332 COLI11
115 INT-53100 RIHO14
116 INT-53104 NOBE13
117 INT-53169 NOBE13
118 INT-52936 SL0010
119 INT-53178 SNVI13
120 INT-52545 RIHO13
121 INT-53280 LAMO11
122 INT-53238 SOCO14
123 INT-53275 VERA22
124 INT-53110 NOBE11
125 INT-53309 RODE13
126 INT-53310 RODE13
127 INT-53283 A10003
128 INT-53274 MEJI12
129 INT-53334 COLI11
130 INT-53229 MOPL14
131 INT-53132 LSMO24
132 INT-53237 RIHO12
133 INT-53270 EMBU13
134 INT-53230 MARI14
135 INT-53174 COLI13
136 INT-53240 CENT14
137 INT-53099 GOLD11
138 INT-53157 A10011
139 INT-53232 VERA11
140 INT-53034 SIGN26
141 INT-53320 COAL12