Do these renewables work throughout the night?
If not then it kind of doesn't matter if they are cheaper.
When I had excel in texas I had the option to "buy wind power" for an additional 1 cent per kwh. How is that cheaper?
Here is the problem.
Wind and sun only work really well for about 8 hours a day.
That's great, except when you need power at night. 10 or 11 months a year all your peak power demands are during the day while wind and solar are hard at work.
Another tiny possibly inconvenient question or questions.
Was this existing clean energy owned by PNM heavily subsidized by the US government?
If so how much did it really cost?
If NM wants to charge ahead and go 80% renewable in 11 years what obligation does the Fed have to pay for it?
NM is about the 5th poorest state in the union, so we can't afford it.
If those entitled elitists in Santa fe want solar panels why don't they just do what I'm doing and spend their own money on them?
Maybe unaffordable electricity will drive some of the illegals out.