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KUNM Continuing Coverage: PNM's Power Plan

Two coal-burning stacks at the San Juan Generating Station will be shuttered in 2017. To replace that coal-generated power, Public Service Company of New Mexico has proposed investing mostly in other coal, natural gas and nuclear energy. The utility, which provides power to half a million customers in New Mexico, says it’s the most cost effective, reliable option. 

But critics would like PNM to build large-scale wind and solar installations instead. Several stakeholders that initially supported the proposal have backed out. KUNM's Rita Daniels has been covering the story every step of the way.

Hearing Examiner Rejects PNM's Plan For Coal

On Wednesday, a Public Regulation Commission hearing examiner recommended against part of PNM’s energy replacement plan for 132 megawatts of coal-generated electricity. Read more...

PNM's Energy Future At A Crossroads

New Mexico’s largest utility company has a plan to use fossil fuels and nuclear power for the next 20 years. But opponents of the plan want to see the utility shift to wind and solar. Read more...

PNM Lost Partners, Stands By Energy Replacement Plan

Two groups have withdrawn their support for PNM’s energy replacement plan but the utility insists their proposal is still the best choice for New Mexico. Read more...

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