The Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) develops and implements effective clean energy programs — renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, and safe transportation of radioactive waste — to promote economic growth, environmental sustainability, and wise stewardship of our natural resources while protecting public health and safety for New Mexico and its citizens.
ECMD programs are implemented through a combination of system certifications, clean energy projects, and public outreach. Diverse stakeholders participate in focused working groups to address rapidly changing themes in clean energy and life cycle studies. Through these efforts, ECMD encourages public and private organizations to use energy more efficiently, more economically, and with less dependence on foreign sources. Benefits to New Mexico include economic development, modern infrastructure, strength through diversity and job creation.
By statute (Sections 9-5A-1 through 7, NMSA 1978), the New Mexico Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) "shall plan, administer, review, provide technical assistance, maintain records and monitor state and federal energy conservation and alternative energy technology programs." Included are programs related to the development and use of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass resources as well as alternative fuels and transportation. In addition, this division provides technical assistance and information in these areas to government agencies, Indian tribes and pueblos, educational institutions, and the general public. ECMD receives U.S. Department of Energy funding support through its State Energy Program (SEP) to accomplish our division's clean energy goals.