Apr. 14, 2014
PNM Customers Saved 1 Billion Kilowatt-hours
Albuquerque: By taking advantage of energy-saving discounts and rebates, PNM customers have saved 1 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity since 2007.
By reducing energy use, PNM customers reduced water use at power plants by enough to fill 2.8 billion (16.9 ounce) plastic water bottles. Emissions of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas primarily associated with global warming, were cut by 527,000 metric tons, the equivalent of taking 152,771 cars off the road for a year.
"This is a reminder that our individual actions add up," said Amy Miller, who manages PNM's energy-saving programs.
PNM helped its customers save energy through:
- Discounts on energy-efficient light bulbs (over 1 million purchased last year),
- Recycling old fridges,
- Programs that let you shift some energy use away from high-use times, and
- Rebates for installing efficient lighting and refrigeration at businesses.
Get more information about savings last year in the PNM 2013 Energy Efficiency Annual Report now posted on PNM.com/regulatory.
Learn about new ways to save energy at PNM.com/rebates.
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.