Rules and Regulations
Cases Before the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
NMPRC Case No. 22-00309-UT: LNG Storage Facility
On December 16, 2022, New Mexico Gas Company filed its application with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission requesting to issue a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas storage facility to be located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
NMPRC Case No. 22-00232-UT: Energy Efficiency Programs
On August 31, 2022, New Mexico Gas Company filed its Application with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission requesting approval to its 2023 through 2025 Energy Efficiency program. In its Application, the Company is requesting approval to make modifications to its programs such as its Residential Water Heating program, Space Heating, and adding a Manufactured Home Communities program to its Income Qualified program and a Home Energy Reports program. The Application includes a request for authorization to implement its program with these modifications and approval for an annual budget of $14,993,203 and approval of a 6.65% incentive, in the amount of approximately $997,048.
Notice to Customers (pdf download)
For access to the entire New Mexico Gas Company Energy Efficiency Program case (NMPRC Case 22-00232-UT), please visit: https://www.nm-prc.org/case-lookup-e-docket/
NMPRC Case No. 21-00267-UT: 2021 Rate Case
On December 13, 2021, New Mexico Gas Company submitted a request to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission for a rate increase in 2023 to allow recovery of planned investments by the Company, and for the recovery of increasing operating costs.
The requested increase is related to the Company’s ongoing investments for its pipeline integrity program, cybersecurity programs, maintenance to ensure the reliability of its statewide system, customer service and technology, and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including some of the cost of a pilot project where hydrogen will be blended with natural gas. The request also addresses increasing operating costs resulting from inflation and requirements from various regulatory agencies regarding system operations.
On November 30, 2022, NMPRC issued its Final Order, which includes the Certification of Stipulation and the Stipulation authorizing NMGC to increase its rates by $19.2 million. New rates will go into effect January 1, 2023. For a comparison of rates, click here.
NMPRC Case No. 21-00095-UT: 2021 Winter Event
In the Matter of New Mexico Gas Company, Inc.’s Application for an Expedited Variance Approving its Plan for Recovery of the Gas Costs Related to the 2021 Winter Event
New Mexico Gas Company requested expedited Commission approval for a variance from the cost of gas rules of services to change the methodology by which it may recover the increased cost of gas incurred by the Company during February 2021 and collect these amounts over a longer period, thereby reducing the monthly bill impact to customers.
On June 15, 2021, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission issued its Final Order authorizing New Mexico Gas Company to implement its Gas Cost Recovery Plan to recover the costs related to the 2021 Winter Event.
Integrated Resource Plan
NMGC hosted five Integrated Resource Plan public advisory meetings throughout New Mexico in 2019 and early-2020. These meetings were hosted in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and our offices in Anthony, Roswell and Farmington to receive public input, feedback and ask questions about our company-plans.
Our Integrated Resource Plan, that is required by the NMPRC, is a four-year resource and system planning report developed with consideration from the public advisory meetings. The public advisory meetings and subsequent plan provides information on load forecasts, evaluation of existing gas supply and customer demand, identification of resource options, examination of price volatility and general attributes of potential resources, and modeling and risk assumptions leading to the development of a cost-effective portfolio of gas utility resources. See below for our slide deck which was presented at the public advisory meetings, the applicalbe IRP rule and the plan.
Energy Efficiency Programs
NMGC offers a host of cost-effective energy efficiency programs approved by the NMPRC. The program year for these offerings begins on April 1 and ends on March 31 each year. Annually, we file with the PRC both a Measurement and Verification Report and an Energy Efficiency Program Annual Report.
Prior-Year Energy Efficiency Reporting