News Release

Oct. 27, 2017
PNM Seeks Proposals for Resources to Meet Generation Capacity Needs

Albuquerque: Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 456 MW of resources identified in the 2017 – 2036 Integrated Resource Plan (2017 IRP) under the assumption the San Juan Generating Station does not continue to operate post 2022. PNM is encouraging renewable and battery storage options beyond those identified in the 2017 IRP.

The objective of this RFP is to solicit competitive proposals for the procurement of a combination of resources that can satisfy system reliability needs. The resources called for in the RFP will allow PNM to maintain a minimum level of operating resources that meet North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) criteria.

Registration and Proposal Submittals

The RFP will be made available to interested parties on October 30, 2017. PNM will use the PowerAdvocate® platform to manage this RFP.  Potential bidders must first register with Power Advocate®, accessed by visiting the PNM RFP page at

Registered parties will then be provided access to pre-bid documents, including a required non-disclosure agreement.  Upon execution of the non-disclosure agreement, parties will  be given access to the RFP documents.

A schedule for the RFP process has been posted within the RFP, and respondents can refer to the RFP website for notice of changes/updates to the schedule. Important deadlines include:

  • Pre-Bid Conference PNM Headquarters Albuquerque NM: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 3:00pm (MST)
  • Notice of Intent to Bid due: Thursday, November 30, 2017 
  • Proposals due: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 

In order to preserve transparency in the process and to ensure that all respondents receive equal consideration, bidders must not contact any PNM employees or agents of the company in regard to this RFP. All communications are to be conducted through the RFP website. PNM makes no commitment to respond to other communications received via telephone, FAX, text messaging or other media. 

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