2020-21 NM Energy Storage Webinar Series




New Mexico Public Regulation Commission,

U.S. DOE Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program,

and Sandia National Laboratories


Achieving NM’s Carbon Free Mandate


The Energy Transition Act of NM (NM ETA) requires the state’s retail electricity sales to be carbon free by 2050. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC) began meeting that objective recently when it unanimously approved a plan to replace the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington, N.M., with 650 MW of photovoltaics (PV) and 300 MW of energy storage by 2022. These brief webinars will explore the technical requirements and other measures necessary to achieve the NM ETA objectives, and to help inform regulators and policy makers, utilities, industry, and the public on the pathways to meeting them.

This is a series of four, two-hour webinars, 10 am – noon, on the second Tuesday of every month starting in November (see below). Presenters and panelists will be experts from the national labs, PNM, the State of NM, the energy storage and renewable energy industry, and others, with emphasis on how similar objectives are being pursued in other states.


Agenda: All webinars will be 10 am – noon, MTN


Nov. 10, 2020 – Using Solar PV plus Battery Storage to meet Peak Load


Dec. 8, 2020 – Battery Storage for Generation and Transmission Deferral


Jan. 5, 2021 – Battery Storage and Electrification of NM Transportation


Feb. 9, 2021 – Multiple Use Applications and Resilience

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