ARRA - Current Projects

State Energy Program (SEP) Awards
Recipient City/Town County Project Award
University of New Mexico Albuquerque Bernalillo Energy efficient lighting $230,000
NMSU - Grants Campus Grants Cibola Energy upgrades $491,557
Fort Sumner Municipal Schools Fort Sumner De Baca Energy efficient lighting and HVAC $500,000
Lordsburg Municipal Schools Lordsburg Hidalgo Lighting replacements at five school buildings $171,500
Lovington Municipal Schools Lovington Lea Energy efficient lighting $116,000
Jemez Pueblo

Jemez Sandoval Biomass heating system for Walatowa Visitor Center $99,990
Institute of American Indian Arts Santa Fe Santa Fe Insulation upgrades $434,660
Magdalena Municipal School District Magdalena Socorro Solar thermal collector and storage systems $119,800
Rio Metro Regional Transit District Belen Bernalillo Valencia Sandoval Solar-powered shade parking structures, bike lockers $492,600
Dexter Consolidated Schools Dexter Chaves Energy efficient lighting in four school districts $139,406
Dexter Consolidated Schools Dexter Chaves Lighting controls project $360,593
Silver City Consolidated School District Silver City Grant Insulated roofs, solar hot water, and energy management system $357,500
Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Curry LED Office lighting $76,925
Clovis Community College Clovis Curry Lighting and cooling system replacement $119,104
Jicarilla Apache Nation

Dulce Rio Arriba Geothermal heating and cooling, solar array, waste-oil burner $350,000
Northern NM College El Rito Rio Arriba Heating system replacement $456,775
Northern NM College Espanola Rio Arriba Repair existing solar systems $456,775
San Juan College

Farmington San Juan Solar power system, energy efficiency replacements, workforce/wind generation training, community education $475,000
Roy Municipal Schools Roy Harding Energy efficiency measures $177,000
State Fair Commission Albuquerque Bernalillo Expo NM parking lot LED lighting $71,500
State Fair Commission Albuquerque Bernalillo Tingley Coliseum LED light replacement $266,315
University of New Mexico Albuquerque Bernalillo Solar system upgrades $128,000
Cloudcroft Schools Cloudcroft Otero Energy efficient lighting $143,093
Global Energy Statewide Statewide Energy Efficiency Potential Study $700,000
New Mexico Highlands University Las Vegas San Miguel Building retrofit and recycling program $500,000
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Roswell Chaves Geothermal database - Phase I $155,000
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Roswell Chaves Geothermal database - Phase II $45,000
Renewable Energy Transmission Authority Statewide Statewide Transmission capacity assessment $45,000
Vision Trust, Inc. Statewide Statewide Community Outreach $153,841.42
NM School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Alamogordo Otero HVAC, energy efficient lighting and building envelope improvements $235,000
NM Department of Cultural Affairs Santa Fe Santa Fe Window and HVAC replacement for Museum of International Folk Art $500,000
NM Department of Information Technology Statewide Statewide Reduce state employee travel through web based collaboration technologies $230,000
NM General Services Department Statewide Statewide State buildings systems upgrades $12,000,000
NM Department of Transportation Statewide Statewide LED traffic light bulb replacement project $2,010,000
NM Regulation and Licensing Department Statewide Statewide Oversee energy code adoption committed to by Governor in order to receive ARRA funding $430,000
New Mexico Association of Counties Statewide Statewide Develop Property Assessment Clean Energy Bonds (PACE) and Energy Financing Districts $33,000
Class One Technical Services Inc. Tucumcari Quay Wind monitoring $21,451.67
TOTAL $23,331,111.09

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ARRA SEP Awards: Solar for Schools - $4.5 million to install 50-kilowatt systems

Belen Consolidated Schools
Carrizozo Municipal Schools
Corona Public Schools
Dulce independent School District No. 21
Elida Municipal Schools
Gallup-McKinley County Schools
Hatch Valley Public Schools
Los Alamos Public Schools
Los Lunas Schools
Moriarty-Edgewood Schools
Penasco independent School
Portales Municipal Schools
Rio Rancho High School
Ruidoso Municipal Schools
Taos Municipal Schools

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Awards
Recipient Project Description Amount
City of Lordsburg
Increase energy efficiency of civic center $186,834
Los Alamos County Solar thermal project $103,000
City of Tucumcari City Hall efficient lighting $52,000
City of Espanola Geothermal heating system $451,680
City of Santa Fe
Upgrade efficiency of seven city buildings $500,000
Town of Taos
Solar electric on Town Hall, audit town-owned buildings $490,490
Bernalillo County
Audit and upgrade efficiency of county buildings $500,000
City of Clovis
Civic center 55-kW solar system $500,000
Village of Grady
50-kW wind turbine and senior center PV installation $431,908
City of Las Cruces
Convention center green grid, with solar electric and small wind turbine $495,330
Hidalgo County
Audit and upgrade efficiency of county buildings, residential and commercial housing outreach, and
recycling program
Quay County
County courthouse energy efficiency measures $347,320
Union County
County courthouse energy efficiency measures $500,000
Mora County
County courthouse energy efficiency measures $500,000
Town of Clayton
Audit and upgrade efficiency of town and school buildings; green workforce training $434,600
City of Bloomfield
Energy efficiency upgrades and ballfield lighting $397,000
Santa Fe County
County facilities energy audit, GIS for efficient routing of County vehicles, and countywide LED street light
Town of Silver City
City Office of Sustainability for Silver City and Grant County $341,298
Town of Edgewood
Two 50-kW wind turbines for municipal electricity $430,000
City of Deming
Solar-charged LED street lights $50,000
Environment Department:
Solid Waste Bureau
New recycling programs in under-served rural areas
(T or C)
Northwest NM Council of Governments Village of Milan Energy and Community Outreach Project $56,690

North Central NM Economic Development District

Village of Wagon Mound Energy and Community Outreach Project $56,690
Mid Region Council of Governments Moriarty Community Outreach Project $56,690
City of Santa Rosa Community Outreach Project $56,690
City of Deming Community Energy Outreach Project $56,690
City of Truth or Consequences Community Outreach and Energy Efficiency Project Plan $56,690
City of Carrizozo "Project Warm Winter" Project Plan $56,690
E-Solved Building Codes Training $200,000
Vision Trust, Inc. Community Outreach $45,000
TOTAL $8,706,016
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Energy Assurance Plan  

NM Department of Transportation: NM DOT Project
Statewide LED Traffic Signal Light Retrofits - $5 million

In May 2009 the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department teamed with the New Mexico Department of Transportation to begin a Recovery Act project aimed at a statewide retrofit of all incandescent traffic, warning, and pedestrian signal lamps with light emitting diode (LED) signals. The project was completed in April 2010.

Thousands of new LED traffic signal lamps installed at 330 intersections throughout New Mexico will save up to 80% of energy used for conventional incandescent lights that run 24/7. The statewide retrofit is estimated to save over 4 million kilowatt hours annually. From Santa Teresa to Raton, from Shiprock to Hobbs, and in 28 other communities in between, the LED retrofit of state highway traffic intersections is already giving towns and municipalities throughout New Mexico much-reduced utility bills and big energy savings. LED traffic light arrays use 6 to 12 watts of energy per lamp (depending on the color), compared to 150 watts used by the each of the incandescent light bulbs they replaced. In addition, LED lamps are much brighter, providing improved safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, and last four to nine years longer, affording lower maintenance costs. Flashing lights used for school crossings, advance warnings, and intersections were also retrofit with LEDs at over 250 statewide locations.

The communities and the number of intersections in the Recovery Act-funded project include Artesia (6), Aztec (4), Bayard (1), Bernalillo County (39), Bloomfield (2), Carlsbad (10), Clovis (25), Farmington (57), Fruitland (1), Grants (6), Hobbs (33), Kirtland (1), La Luz (1), Las Cruces (58), Los Alamos (3), Los Ranchos de Albuquerque (2), Lovington (3), Moriarty (2), Peralta (1), Portales (5), Questa (1), Raton (6), Roswell (18), Ruidoso (9), San Juan County (1), Santa Fe County (4), Santa Teresa (2), Shiprock (5), Silver City (10), Sunland Park (1), Truth or Consequences (1), Taos (10), and Tucumcari (2). Albuquerque is replacing its traffic lights under a separate program.

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