New Mexico Wind Energy Center

First posted
Wednesday November 20, 2013 08:27
Wednesday December 18, 2013 06:49

PNM Prosperity Prosperity solar/battery FOIA.


Conversation with Chris Monday December 16, 2013.

Tuesday December 17, 2013 15:49

The Environmental Enemies of Energy.

Monday December 16, 2013 17:32

Wind generation of electricity appears to be largely funded by investment tax credits? Novogradac & Company appears to advise how to make these energy investment?

Maybe this is the reason informal FOIA request was forwarded to Mr Tyler Gibbs?

The Novogradac Financing Renewable Energy Conference brings together major players in the solar financial communities for a day and half of high-level discussion and debate about the latest, most innovative financing trends, and provides invaluable opportunities to make deals happen. Over 250 renewable energy finance professionals attended last year’s conference, and we’re anticipating an even greater turnout in 2013.


Friday December 13, 2013 11:43

Difference in opinion between lawyer Dave McCoy and Mr DeMello must be resolved.


Mary Winston Wymer is Whitman College classmate.

Mark Mathis.

And below Math is ...

Monday December 16, 2013 13:28

Review The wind energy (r)evolution: A short review of a long history.

Hancock County Wind Energy Center.

Sandia Corporation.

On June 18, 2013, Nuclear Watch filed a FOIA request with NNSA for “a ny and all contract documents” that NNSA or Sandia Corporation entered into with former Re presentative Heather

Sandia Corporation, doing business as Sandia National Laboratories, develops science-based technologies that support national security in the United States.

Wednesday December 11, 2013 17:28

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: New mexico project
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:51:56 +0000
From: David DeMello
To: william payne

Hello Mr. Payne,

Tyler forwarded your request to me, as I handle document requests for Novogradac & Company LLP. We are unclear as to why you believe we would have information on the project mentioned in your FOIA request. However, you presumably are aware that the Freedom of Information Act is an obligation of the US Government. Please be advised that we are a private company, rather than a government entity.

We are unable to provide you any assistance in this matter. We suggest you direct your FOIA request to a government agency. Thank you.

What's this about? Whoops. :)

Dave McCoy lecture on FOIA and shareholder rights.

Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:36

PRC RENEWABLE ENERGY - solar leave phone message on Wednesday December 11, 2013.

Wind and large-scale solar generation of electricity may be an international scam/fraud problem?

Rasool BakHoda.

Tuesday December 10, 2013 10:32

Readers: These guys rarely will answer a phone call since most don't think well on their feet.

Phone message left for Mr Tyler Gibbs audio.

New Mexico Wind Energy Center
1561 New Mexico 252, House, NM 88121
(575) 279-0118
Virgil conversation Wednesday November 20, 2013 audio.

NEXTera Pedroni secretary audio.

Pedroni phone message.

Renewable Energy - Wind
(505) 476-3313
Phone message Tuesday November 19, 2013 audio.

Brian Johnson returned call at about 17:00 to give me.

Renewable energy tax credit.

Renewable Energy - Solar
(505) 476-3318
Phone message audio.

Trujillo did not return phone call.

Donna Crawford husband.


Tuesday December 10, 2013 06:50

If your appeal is denied, or if the agency fails to respond to your appeal within 20 working days, you may file a FOIA lawsuit in the United States District Court most convenient to you, nearest the agency office where the records are kept or in the District of Columbia.


William H. Payne                                       )
Arthur R. Morales                                       )
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Lieutenant General Kenneth A. Minihan, USAF )
Director, National Security Agency                 )
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Tuesday December 10, 2013 06:39

:) The Economist, September 7, 2013 as well as Mr Swan ....
michael novogradac.

He has more than 25 years of experience specializing in affordable housing, community development and renewable energy.



Meet the Partners of Novogradac & Company LLP and its Affiliated Companies.


"Although we discuss states and regions as 'net takers' and 'net payers,' we note that the ultimate takers are actually the owners of wind facilities -- a very concentrated group," it said.

Green energy push a boondoggle.

My only complaint about Avila’s articles is that it seems that he only interviews members of the PRC and environmental groups, namely the Sierra Club, and omits interviewing members of the public.
Mountebanks. person who deceives others, esp. in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan. synonyms: swindler, charlatan, confidence trickster, fraud, fraudster, impostor, trickster, hoaxer;

Tuesday November 26, 2013 21:48
Tuesday November 26, 2013 09:37


Please provide verified electronic copies of invoices sent to PNM for payment from electric power generated at the New Mexico Wind Energy Center from October 1 2003 to October 1, 2013.

Also return verified spread sheet data for the New Mexico Wind Energy Center from October 1 2003 to October 1, 2013.

This request is made under Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. § 552.

I ask that NEXTera respond to this request within the 20 working days allowed by FOIA rules.

Please ack if you receive this email.


William H. Payne


New Mexico Wind Energy Center call Wednesday November 20, 2013 audio.

NEXTera Energy Anthony Pedroni phone number audio.

FPL wind farm field trip, House, NM Friday December 30, 2011.

Model Validation at the 204 MW New Mexico Wind Energy Center.

NEXTera ENERGY New Mexico Wind Energy Center.
561-691-7171 - Main number

Email contact.

Renewable Electricity Production Tax Credit (PTC).

Amount: 2.3¢/kWh for wind, geothermal, closed-loop biomass; 1.1¢/kWh for other eligible technologies. Generally applies to first 10 years of operation.

United States Wind Energy Policy
EPACT '92 also established a federal performance based incentive for renewable energy, which includes wind energy. The Renewable Energy Production Incentive's (REPI) purpose is to give incentive payments for electricity generated and sold by new qualifying renewable energy sources. Eligible facilities could receive 1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), in 1993 dollars, now adjusted for inflation to equal 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, for the first 10 years of operation. This incentives is to be in addition to the federal renewable energy production tax credit (PTC). This incentive's deadline is October 1, 2016 and applies only to electricity sold to another entity.
Renewable Energy Production Incentives
New Mexico

This Production Tax Credit offers $0.01 per kilowatt-hour generated by photovoltaic, wind, and biomass. It is available for ten consecutive years at a maximum of $8,000,000 per year. The credit is applicable only to the first 400,000 megawatt-hours of electricity in each of ten consecutive years. To qualify, an energy generator must use a zero-emissions generation technology and have a capacity of at least ten megawatts.
Two years ago, a common refrain among the state’s environmentalists and alternative energy advocates was that PNM didn’t own any renewable energy resources. It bought wind energy “credits” from a plant in southern New Mexico, owned by a Florida company, while continuing to sink money into the air-polluting San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. Today, however, PNM operates five solar plants in addition to the Prosperity Energy Storage Project. 505-988-5541
The project is part of PNM’s plan to double the amount of solar capacity the utility will own in 2014.

100 Bonita Vista Blvd.
The new Sandia location is the fifth in the nation. There are other solar testing centers in New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Florida. Sandia predicts it will produce 300 kilowatts of electricity for Vermont once it is fully operational.

What is the Solar Investment Tax Credit?

Anthony Pedroni.

Anthony Pedroni NextEra Energy Resources

Federal funding?
Since 2009, as part of the president's stimulus, wind-farm developers have been able to get a federal cash grant or tax credit covering up to 30% of their capital investment in a new project. This is especially attractive compared with another tax credit that rewards wind farms based on how much power they actually produce. Through May 2012, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Washington spent some $8.4 billion on these cash grants. ...

Without subsidies, the wind industry would be forced to take a hard fresh look at its product. Fewer wind farms would be built, eliminating the market-distorting glut. And if there is truly a need for wind energy, entrepreneurs who improve the business's fundamentals will find a way to compete.

Congress first passed the wind production tax credit (PTC) in 1992 but allowed it to expire several times. The PTC expired in 2000, 2002, and 2004, and annual wind installation decreased by 93 percent, 73 percent, and 77 percent, respectively. Wind energy advocates call this a boom-and-bust cycle created by unstable policy, but it is more likely a case of the wind PTC’s oversupplying a market and artificially propping up a large portion of wind production.

"Big money" discovers the huge tax breaks and subsidies for wind energy while taxpayers and electric customers pick up the tab

FPL Group apparently paid NO federal income taxes in 2002 or 2003 while reporting net income of more than $2 billion.1 Those are the years FPL Group's subsidiary, FPL Energy (currently the largest owner of wind generating capacity in the US and sister of Florida Power & Light Co.), invested heavily in wind generation ("wind farms"). Apparently FPL Energy took more than $1.2 billion in depreciation deductions in those years.

Because their output is intermittent, volatile and largely unpredictable, the electricity they produce has less value than electricity from reliable ("dispatchable") generating units.

The US government offers two significant subsidies through the tax code for generating electricity from wind. They reduce the cost of a project by almost 65%. State incentives reduce the cost on average by another 10%.
NREL contacts.

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