New Mexico Att'y General v. Public Regulatory CommissionAnnotate this Case
This case consolidated appeals that challenged the Public Regulation Commission's (PRC) effort to comply with the Efficient Use of Energy Act (EUEA). The EUEA was amended by the Legislature, requiring the PRC to identify and remove regulatory disincentives to a public utility's implementation of energy efficiency programs. To comply with this legislative mandate, the PRC issued a Final Order amending its Energy Efficiency Rules. The Attorney General (AG) and the New Mexico Industrial Energy Consumers (NMIEC) separately appealed the PRC's Final Order, challenging the Final Order on several grounds. The Supreme Court consolidated both appeals, and after reviewing the record, annulled and vacated the PRC's Final Order.