Speaker of the House Brian Egolf
SANTA FE – (D-Santa Fe) and Rep. Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces) released the following statements regarding Wednesday’s decision by the Public Regulation Commission to approve the all-renewable energy replacement plan for the San Juan Generating Station.
“Today’s (Wednesday’s) decision to replace the San Juan Generating Station with 100 percent renewables and battery storage is huge news for communities in the Four Corners area, and for the State of New Mexico,” Speaker Egolf said. “The PRC made the right choice in putting innovation and people first – to the tune of $1 billion – to be spent creating jobs, reinvesting in schools and education, and securing communities for many years to come. This is the Energy Transition Act (ETA) at work, and I thank the PRC for unanimously making this very clear choice.”
“Today’s PRC decision honors the Energy Transition Act’s commitment to Northwest New Mexico’s communities,” Rep. Small said. “With this decision, school districts gain a strong and steady source of revenue, ratepayers save money over time, communities can innovate and diversify, and our landmark legislation can be a model for other states. Designed to drive innovation, secure our communities, and save ratepayers money, the ETA is proof that New Mexico can be a leader. We must push forward together as economic realities push our country towards a cleaner future by working with communities built on meeting our nation’s energy needs.”