State and Federal Policy Trends

Episode 6: New Mexico HB 267 Utility Cost Tests


Published June 1st, 2013

In this episode, we discuss new legislation passed in New Mexico with Howard Geller of the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. The legislation changes the basis of the energy efficiency cost effectiveness test. The Total Resource Cost Test is the standard throughout most of the country, but evidence shows that it may not be the most accurate representation of cost and other alternative tests may be more appropriate.