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-50707 VERA24
35 INT-49925 A10089
36 INT-51143 WAYN11
37 INT-51123 WAYN21
38 INT-52032 WINR13
39 INT-52168 ZAFA14
40 INT-50323 LD1000
41 INT-51611 A10011
42 INT-51750 A10001
43 INT-52589 VERA13
44 INT-52412 VOLC24
45 INT-52197 WINR13
46 INT-52585 TIJE12
47 INT-52654 SOCO11
48 INT-52577 PROG11
49 INT-52522 STJO11
50 INT-52778 ENHI12
51 INT-52525 SNVI11
52 INT-52773 COTT22
53 INT-52738 PECO12
54 INT-52739 PROG12
55 INT-52683 NS1061
56 INT-52827 NOBE13
57 INT-52834 NOBE13
58 INT-52736 PRAG12
59 INT-52790 SCEN13
60 INT-52727 SNVI11
61 INT-52788 VERA11
62 INT-52645 VOLC14
63 INT-52508 LOMA15
64 INT-52781 COBL12
65 INT-52593 SOPA27
66 INT-52761 IRIS13
67 INT-52867 CORN11
68 INT-52596 BECK13
69 INT-52819 ASPE13
70 INT-52617 VERA22
71 INT-52720 PECO12
72 INT-52719 MILU11
73 INT-52754 SEPL14
74 INT-52709 PECO12
75 INT-52840 WAYN12
76 INT-52905 COTT22
77 INT-52895 UNSE11
78 INT-52647 PRJE12
79 INT-52909 WAYN23
80 INT-52933 LSMO23
81 INT-52414 INHO13
82 INT-52767 RIHO13
83 INT-52841 CLAR14
84 INT-52582 IRIS13
85 INT-52695 SOCO14
86 INT-52878 MANZ12
87 INT-52926 PROG12
88 INT-52920 A10012
89 INT-52946 VERA13
90 INT-52959 LSMO24
91 INT-52951 RIHO12
92 INT-52955 TIJE11
93 INT-52954 MONT13
94 INT-52962 HAMI24
95 INT-52970 MILU13
96 INT-52973 MENA11
97 INT-52976 RODE12
98 INT-52893 STJO11
99 INT-52894 PRAG12
100 INT-52903 VERA22
101 INT-52616 ANDE12
102 INT-52713 TIJE13
103 INT-51898 FOMA13
104 INT-52810 ALIR12
105 INT-52882 ZAFA13
106 INT-52945 SCEN11
107 INT-52949 LSMO22
108 INT-52975 LEYE12
109 INT-52978 MONT11
110 INT-52981 STJO11
111 INT-52986 TIJE12
112 INT-52991 IRIS13
113 INT-52992 COLI13
114 INT-52993 VERA22
115 INT-52994 MANZ13
116 INT-52999 LAMO12
117 INT-53002 EAST11
118 INT-53012 PANO12
119 INT-53015 FIST11
120 INT-53016 EMBU14
121 INT-52889 SNVI12
122 INT-52983 VERA11
123 INT-52511 SNAN22
124 INT-52576 SOCO14
125 INT-52907 PALM14
126 INT-52937 A10002
127 INT-52947 PROG12
128 INT-52967 ZAMO12
129 INT-52968 LEYE12
130 INT-52980 BLRA14
131 INT-52989 THOM14
132 INT-53045 SNAN22
133 INT-52996 IRIS13
134 INT-52997 ZAMO12
135 INT-53000 HAMI13
136 INT-53001 MORR13
137 INT-53005 MENA11
138 INT-53017 LEYE13
139 INT-53039 SOCO11
140 INT-53043 STJO11
141 INT-53047 RODE13
142 INT-51753 A10083