Skip to main content

The Santa Fe New Mexican:

Public Service Company of New Mexico has asked the state Supreme Court to consider whether the Public Regulation Commission’s rejection of its plan to leave the Four Corners Power Plant was “arbitrary” and “capricious.”

PNM filed a 40-page document with the court Friday, suggesting numerous specifics the utility company thinks could compel the court to overturn the commission’s decision. The filing is formally called a “statement of issues.”

Last month, the commission unanimously rejected PNM’s plan for leaving the coal-burning Four Corners plant in northwestern New Mexico at the end of 2024. The commission primarily argued PNM had failed to identify replacement energy resources.

The commission also wanted to review whether roughly $150 million in PNM capital expenses at Four Corners was wise and whether customers should have to cover the long-term bonds for those expenses.

Some community and environmental groups argued against the plan because it didn’t address closure of the plant. PNM planned to turn its 13 percent share over to Navajo Transitional Energy Co.

[Rick Ruggles]

More: PNM appeals rejection of Four Corners coal plant pullout to state Supreme Court

Join our newsletter

Keep up to date with all the latest from IEEFA