El Paso Electric Requests $42.5M in Rates, Plus Distributed Generation with Demand Charges

On February 13, El Paso Electric filed (Docket No. 46831) with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) to request an increase in non-fuel base revenues of approximately $42.5 million, or 8.71 percent over its adjusted test year base rate revenues. .

El Paso Electric to Propose Rate Hikes in Two States, Plus Net Metering Charges

El Paso Electric will seek rate increases in Texas and New Mexico for the second time in three years, and will once again seek to increase charges for customers with rooftop solar panels, the company announced on January 4, according to a report in the Las Cruces Sun-News.

NMPRC Issues Recommended Decision in El Paso Electric’s New Mexico Rate Case

El Paso Electric Company (EPE) – a public utility that provides electricity to nearly 400,000 retail and wholesale customers in New Mexico and Texas – has announced that the Hearing Examiner assigned by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) to EPE’s rate filing (Case … Read more…

El Paso Electric Rates, Tossed by City, Go to PUCT and Appeals Court

The City of El Paso, Texas, filed with the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUCT) on December 11 (Docket No.44941) to contest El Paso Electric’s requested rate increase of $71.5 million. The utility had asked for a $69.2 million base rate increase and a $2.3 million … Read more…

Schools May Pay More for Electricity in El Paso

El Paso Electric is trying to eliminate a discounted rate under which schools, city and county facilities benefit. If the move is approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas, entities in Rate 41 would move to regular commercial rates, according to the El Paso … Read more…

First Solar Electricity Rate ‘Lowest Solar PPA Price We’ve Ever Seen’

First Solar Electricity Rate ‘Lowest Solar PPA Price We’ve Ever Seen’

First Solar has acquired the 50 MW Macho Springs Solar project in New Mexico, expected to be the state’s largest solar power plant. And, according to Bloomberg, the company may sell electricity at a lower rate than new coal plants earn.

First Solar bought the Luna County, N.M project from its developer, Element Power Solar, for an undisclosed amount in late January.

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