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 PNM.com/regulatory. Learn how you can participate at PNM.com/rebates.
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 PNM.com.