PNM Renewable Energy Rider No. 36
Case No 12-00007-UT

First posted
Saturday March 3, 2012 18:33
Updated
Thursday August 16, 2012 09:04

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Thursday August 16, 2012 08:04

Dig link to Schott by Ms Glick. Still not read because of other more important tasks.!

Large-scale solar appears to require subsidies.

Solar water pumping works well in the right conditions.


Green Energy Charge To Hit PNM Bills [Google for full article]

The Public Regulation Commission approved a new renewable energy rate rider Tuesday to allow Public Service Company of New Mexico to begin recovering its investments in solar, wind and other clean energy sources.

Customer bills, for the first time, also will carry a line item showing the cost of renewables along with an explanation that they reduce the amount the utility spends on fossil fuels.

The green energy charge could begin appearing on bills as soon as this month, depending on when the commission publishes its final order, said PNM spokeswoman Susan Sponar. ...

PNM needs to recover about $18.29 million in renewable investments in 2012, said Carolyn Glick, the hearing examiner in PNM’s case, who recommended in June that the PRC approve the rate rider. ..

Wednesday June 6, 2012 05:11

The stolen $22,036 is in focus.

Recovery is not easy. But we are working at it. This requires strategy,





We attended international webinar.


The Solar Impulse, the size of a jumbo jet, is powered by 12,000 solar cells turning four electrical motors.

Clouds and night may cause problems?
If they got a degree in math or science, they can probably get a job. But what if they got a degree in the social sciences? Or the arts? Or no degree at all? How many baristas can Starbucks hire?

Google 'Not Easy Being Green, But It Sure Has Proven Expensive'
By Jonah Goldberg / Syndicated Columnist on Mon, Jun 4, 2012
It was interesting while it lasted. But it looks like the “green revolution” has entered the long slide into “What was all that about?”

JonahsColumn@aol.com.

[imporant essay so we let you google to find.]

Jonah Goldberg




Higher electric bills. Emphasis on solar power.







Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

Obama ordered Stuxnet cyberattack, reports say. Did it leave US vulnerable?





The Age of Drones



Case of the spiked vision tester?

New Mexico 4 or 8 years at the option of the driver <67: 4 or 8 years at driver's option; 67+: 4 years or age 75, whichever occurs first; annually for drivers age 75 and older

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http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/solarlights.htm#linkedin

Do you understand the electricity generation problem yet?
Last year's tsunami crisis left Japan's nuclear future in doubt and its reactors idled, rendering its huge stockpile of plutonium useless for now. So, the nuclear industry's plan to produce even more this year has raised a red flag.

Nuclear industry officials say they hope to start producing a half-ton of plutonium within months, in addition to the more than 35 tons Japan already has stored around the world. That's even though all the reactors that might use it are either inoperable or offline while the country rethinks its nuclear policy after the tsunami-generated Fukushima crisis. ...

Japanese officials argue that, once those plans are in place, the reactors will draw down the stockpile and use up most of it by 2030.

"There is no excess plutonium in this country," said Koichi Imafuku, an official at the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. "It's not just lying around without purpose."


Gran Quivira essential non-gas-wasting educational field trip Saturday May 26, 2012.

Google 'ag says office committed to energy efficiency'
AG Says Office Committed to Energy Efficiency

By Gary King / New Mexico Attorney General on Thu, May 31, 2012

The claims made by the Coalition for Clean, Affordable Energy in the Journal’s May 18 issue are misleading and erroneous in their portrayal of the attorney general’s position on utility efficiency and renewable programs.

By law the attorney general is required to represent residential and small-business utility customers before the Public Regulation Commission. We do this in large part by attempting to minimize increases in utility rates and guaranteeing that costs for programs such as efficiency and renewable energy are just and reasonable. ...

Albuquerque Journal Thursday May 31, 2012 page A9
Energy viz ploy working well.



Wednesday May 30, 2012 07:10

China digs into American coal mines
Even in Coal Country, the Fight for an Industry
Spain Ejects Clean-Power Industry With Europe Precedent: Energy




No references



Lessons Learned -- ERP Implementation at Utilities



Self-Service Strategy for Utilities -- A Step by Step Approach

Report: Two Solar Technologies That Will Thrive; Two On the Demise





Chinese defaults prompt mystery



Student Debt as a Human Rights Issue



Whitman taught us that there is a lot of BS associated with liberal arts 'education'. And we are using this knowledge to try to defeat them.



Bay Area celebrates 75th birthday of iconic Golden Gate Bridge



Nuclear chief says Iran will not halt uranium enrichment



The Associated Press reported from Vienna at the end of the week that the IAEA had discovered in a bunker at Iran's Fordo enrichment site. One possible meaning of the find, according to the report, is that Iran is moving closer to the 90-percent enrichment level needed for nuclear weapons. But another explanation could be that the centrifuges at first emitted uranium enriched to that level, but that their operators subsequently regulated them to the required level. Israel is demanding the dismantling of the facility at Fordo, but the Western powers are limiting their demand to a freezing of enrichment activity there.

Iran: Two nuclear plants to be built


Germany’s solar power plants produced a record 22 gigawatts of energy on Friday, equivalent to the output of 20 nuclear plants. ...
However, in spite of increased investment, Bundesnetzagentur, the country’s new energy regulator, has predicted widespread power cuts as the power grid is put under extra pressure this winter.

Why is May 2011 electric usage less than May 2012? Could it be the automatic ice and cold water dispensers?


Trade War Looming as China Rebukes U.S. Support for Solar

Victim of refrigerator manufacturers and PNM energy efficiency scam?
 
Why is May 2012 electricity consumption greater than May 2011?
 


NM FPL wind farm promised to respond, didn't, then changed website. So we viz'em.

Former regulator says more wind not a “silver bullet”



Memorial Day: Honor the Dead, Heal the Wounded, Stop the Wars



Truthdig initiated Facebook login. Avitar is from Nuclear Express book signing at Page One in Albuquerque.

See author Thomas Reed wearing pink corduroy pants a book signing. :-)

Iran Seeks Sanctions Relief in Nuclear Talks







Iran nuke talks start, new proposals pitched



Oil falls on potential Iran deal, economy concerns







http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#heard1

Ms Heard appears to be liberal arts 'educated' as evidenced to the amount of interpretation compared to data in
Cold feet over striking Iran.



The PRC insurance division won't send us the claim forms it acknowledges it has.



Solar works when matched with the right load
LuminAID Lab is proud to introduce the LuminAID light: a solar-rechargeable, inflatable lamp that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight, waterproof lantern. Safe, sustainable, and portable, the LuminAID light provides up to six hours of LED light, ideal for disaster relief situations, recreational use outdoors, or in the home as an extra light source. Our mission: make light more affordable, sustainable, and available for everyone.




and may be a scam with wrong loads.Clean Energy Standard hearing questions costs






Wednesday May 16, 2012 08:23

Management In Real Life: The Power of Positive Meeting



Google 'quaneco payne'

Quaneco folder, of which bill was sent two, was sent to



http://www.prosefights.org/nmgco/nmgco.htm#protest

PNM SHAREHOLDERS MEET — PNM Resources president and CEO Pat Vincent-Collawn touched on the stewing controversy over the San Juan Generating Station during Tuesday’s annual shareholders’ meeting, but it wasn’t the message protesters outside wanted her to deliver. They made it clear they want the coal-fired plant near Farmington closed. Inside, balancing environmental programs and customer cost impacts are a “very delicate issue that has sparked much debate,” Vincent-Collawn said.

From: "ABQjournal Business Insider" bizinsider@abqpubco.com
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 4:00:07 PM
Subject: ABQJournal Business Insider


Albuquerque Journal Tuesday May 15, 2012

 

New Energy Economy




Southside Water Reclamation Plant

New Mexico Renewable Energy Resources









Bill passed to ease Calico Solar project

Yes, they had millions in DOE support. Over $7M cash for their Maricopa Solar Plant and millions of dollars per year in support from Sandia Naional Labs.

Solar struggles: Stirling Energy Systems files for bankruptcy


The Energy Wars Heat Up






Good time to tweet?

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#jerrybrown



Energy parasites make considerable contrabution to increased energy costs.



energybiz Volume 9, Issue 3 May 12, June 12, 2012 page 50.

EFFICIENCY JOBS MOUNT plot included at top of page 50. Efficiency and conservation work.

Large-sale solar water opposed to grid-powered pumping requires response?

Solar/electric system on Candelaria between Juan Tabo and Tramway photograhed Saturday May 12, 2012



Home solar appears not to be maintenamce-free. How much does system weigh?

Latilla panels under construction to hide meters and electronic controllers.



Pot at right holds Pacific Hydrostar solar water pump 1. Motor is being run as much as possible to see how long it last. 90 day warranty from Harbor Freight.




Pacific Hydrostar solar powered water pumps works great ... so far. Low voltage is a concern.

Why doesn't Albuquerque Water Authority use solar generation of electricty to power its pumps?

Let's ask. :-)

Peacefull settlement entered minds yet?

Radio Javan







Clean Tech Could Come Crashing Down



Landscaper having problems.

Latillas may have to be erected by us. Nasty mechanical or civil engineering problem. Problem theoretically solved. Looks to be fun to implement.



Thursday March 10, 2012 emails



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


Carolyn Glick sent another email at 09:23 Wednesday March 9, 2012.

Latilla mixed technology contruction techniques required to obscure meters and controllers.

Bill built wall above big stone in the middle after taking anasazi lessons.



Latillas go behind wall. Sedimentary rocks were edited with 3.28 pound hand sledge hammer.

If bill was removed as an intervenor, then why? on Tuesday May 8, 2012.



Let's find out, then take action.

 

Wednesday March 9, 2012 07:01

Solutions for High Gas Prices




822 pages?
Japan will be without electricity from nuclear power for the first time in four decades when one of three reactors at Tomari nuclear plant in the northern island of Hokkaido goes offline for routine maintenance checks. Saturday, May 5, 2012

T Boone Pickens on iran attack.

Dryer repair video - 555 timer? High Lonesome wind farm audio link included.

Welcome to the 2012 Hunger Games



NMGCO's filings in reponse to commissioner Mark's Bench Request and other filings which now total 822 pages clearly shows a failure in method. But let's now focus Ms Glick and altenergy.


Pete's landscaping water display video.

http://www.prosefights.org/nmgco/intervene/hearing/hearing.htm#adopt


Wind, Gas Strong for GE



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

Toward Energy Literacy







A Tough-Oil World

Solar panel angle importance research and conclusion reached.

Solar, we're finally concluded, works pretty well for charging batteries. And it may work well for pumping water for small amount over short height? We have a have a 90 day warranty.

Computation of time must be carefully analyzed.
L. Computation of time: The time within which an act is to be done as provided in any rule or order promulgated by the commission or order issued by the presiding officer, when expressed in days, shall be computed by excluding the day of the act or event from which the time begins to run and including the last, except that if the last day be Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday, the act may be done in the next succeeding business day.

While there's strong demand in science, education and health fields, arts and humanities flounder. Median wages for those with bachelor's degrees are down from 2000, hit by technological changes that are eliminating midlevel jobs such as bank tellers.

Saturday April 21, 2012 Albuquerque Home and Garden show at Farigrounds.



Listen to conversation Michael Spiller of Sunsmiths about 'spinning backward.'

Sunday April 17, 2011 09:17

Sunsmiths Ltd. Co.

Sunsmiths@aol.com

Hello Mr Spiller,

From your experience with wind and solar generation of electricity, I would appreciate comments.

 


Natural Gas May 2012 contract $ / million BTUs Floor 1.91 Friday April 20, 2012.

Drillers are reported to say that they cannot make a profit if natural gas is less than $5/ MM BTU.

Then how do they make money? Listen up, liberal arts 'educated'. Phone call received Tuesday April 17, 2012.

.577 Sun?

GENERAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 2



http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#glickdeny


Toward Energy Literacy



Liberal arts educated PRC commissioner Jason Marks may have ruined some weekends?

Bench Request Order pdf.









BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION


IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC             )
SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO FOR                        )
APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RIDER NO.36             )
PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE NO. 439 AND FOR             ) Case No. 12-00007-UT
VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN FILING REQUIREMENTS           )
                                                                                 )
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,                   )
                                                                                 )
Applicant                                                                    )
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ORDER DENYING WILLIAM PAYNE'S MOTION TO INTERVENE

This matter comes before Carolyn R. Glick, Hearing Examiner for the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission ("Commission"), upon the Response in Opposition to Bill Payne's Motion to Intervene ("Response") filed by Public Service Company of New Mexico (HPNM~J) on April 12, 2012. The Hearing Examiner FINDS AND CONCLUDES:

1. On January 12, 2012, PNM filed its Application for Approval of Renewable Energy Rider No. 36 and for Variances from Certain Filing Requirements ("Application"). In the Application, PNM seeks Commission approval to implement a rate rider to recover certain Commission-approved renewable energy procurement costs that have been incurred to comply with the renewable portfolio standard of the New Mexico Renewable Energy Act.

2. On January 26, 2012, the Commission issued an Order Suspending Rates and Designating Hearing Examiner which suspended the proposed rates in Advice Notice No. 439 for nine months commencing on February 9, 2012.

3. On February 3, 2012, the Hearing Examiner issued a Procedural Order which, among other things (I) ordered PNM to cause a copy of the Notice appended to the Procedural Order to be published in a newspaper of general circulation county where PNM provides service on or before February 20, 2012; (ii) ordered PNM to cause a copy of the Notice to be mailed or e-mailed to all of its current customers on or before March 9, 2012; (iii) set a March 28, 2012 intervention deadline; (iv) set an April 16, 2012 deadline for filing Staff/Intervenor Testimony; and (v) scheduled a public hearing to begin on May 14,2012.

4. On March 28, 2012, William Payne e-mailed the Hearing Examiner his Motion for Leave to Intervene and Request for Discovery ("Motion for Leave to Intervene"'). On March 30, 2012, the Hearing Examiner issued a Notice of Filing, giving notice to the parties and Staff that Mr. Payne had e-mailed the Hearing Examiner his Motion for Leave to Intervene. On March 30, 2012, Mr. Payne filed his Motion for Leave to Intervene at the Commission.

5. Mr. Payne's Motion for Leave to Intervene states that the nature of Mr. Payne's interests in this case are:

A. Ensure that decision for rate increase is based on facts provided by engineers and scientists as opposed to liberal arts verbal and essay analysis,
B. Determine if the New Mexico Renewable Energy Act NMSA 1978, §§6 2-16-1 et seq. ("REX') is merely an alternergy [sic] business ploy.
C. Determine if large-scaje solar and wind generation of electricity equipment purchase, installation and maintence [sic] costs are greater than electruc [sic) sales revenue derived from them.
D. Determine if Energy Returned on Energy Invested is greater than one for Schott solar panels.
E. Determine if proper disposal of toxic solar panels is considered.
F. Compel PNM and Schott Solar to respond through Discovery to requests for information for which responses to past requests were promised but never fulfilled.
G. Expose unintelligence and incompetence at the PRC and New Mexico state government. 6. When a motion for leave to intervene is contested, the presiding officer may grant the intervention if it appears after consideration that the motion discloses that: (a) the movant possesses a substantial interest in the subject matter of the public hearing; (b) participation of the movant is substantially in the public interest; or (c) the intervention presents no undue prejudice to the other parties. 1.2.2.23(D)(2) NMAC.


7. In its Response to Mr. Payne's Motion for Leave to Intervene, PNM asserts that Mr. Payne's Motion does not indicate any interest in the actual subject matter of this proceeding. PNM argues that the interests identified by Mr. Payne, set forth above in Paragraph 5, demonstrate no basis for granting his Motion. PNM further argues that granting Mr. Payne's Motion for Leave to intervene would likely cause undue prejudice to the existing parties and unduly delay the proceedings. Accordingly, PNM asserts that Mr. Payne's Motion is not substantially In the public interest and should be denied.

8. PNM is correct that Mr. Payne's Motion for Leave to Intervene does not indicate any interest in the actual subject matter of this proceeding. Based on the interests identified in the Motion, Mr. Payne does not possess a substantial interest in the subject matter of the public hearing in this case nor is his participation substantially in the public interest. To the contrary, his intervention would interject extraneous issues into this case that might delay the case and result in prejudice to the other parties. Accordingly, Mr. Payne's Motion for Leave to Intervene should be denied.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED:

A. William Payne's Motion for Leave to Intervene is denied.

B. This Order is effective immediately.

C. This Order shall be served on all persons on the attached Certificate of Service.

Issued at Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 17, 2012.

NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION

Carolyn R. Glick
Hearing Examiner









From: "Carolyn Glick, PRC" Carolyn.Glick@state.nm.us
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Cc: "Ben' 'Phillips" Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com>, "Ryan Jerman, PRC" Ryan.Jerman@state.nm.us, "James A. Brack, PRC" Jim.Brack@state.nm.us, "Charles Noble" c-m-k@msn.com, "David Griscom" davidgriscom@gmail.com, "Glenda Murphy" gmurphy@westernresources.org, "Charles Gunter, PRC" Charles.Gunter@state.nm.us, "John Curl" jcurl@westernresources.org, "Loretta Martinez" lmartinez@nmag.gov, "Nann Winter" nwinter@stelznerlaw.com, "Patrick Griebel" patrick@abqbizlaw.com, "Patrick Ortiz" POrtiz@cuddymccarthy.com, "Peter Gould" pgouldlaw@gmail.com, "Jeff' 'Taylor" JTaylor@nmag.gov, "Thomas' 'Wander" Thomas.Wander@pnmresources.com, "Steve Michel WRA" smichel@westernresources.org
Sent: Friday, April 6, 2012 10:36:09 AM
Subject: RE: Other discovery - Re: 12-00007-UT -- Staff request for extension to file testimony

Mr. Payne: Under Commission Rule 1.2.2.23(C), objections to your motion to intervene may be made within 13 days of service of the motion. You cannot conduct discovery until that time period has expired. If an objection to your motion to intervene is filed, then you cannot conduct discovery unless and until I grant your motion to intervene. If no objection to your motion to intervene is filed within 13 days of service of the motion, then your motion to intervene is deemed allowed under Rule 1.2.2.23(D)(1) and you may conduct discovery at that point. Carolyn Glick

From: bpayne37@comcast.net [mailto:bpayne37@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2012 10:26 AM To: Glick, Carolyn, PRC
Cc: Ben' 'Phillips; Jerman, Ryan, PRC; Brack, James A., PRC; Charles Noble; David Griscom; Glenda Murphy; Gunter, Charles, PRC; John Curl; Loretta Martinez; Nann Winter; Patrick Griebel; Patrick Ortiz; Peter Gould; Jeff' 'Taylor; Thomas' 'Wander; Steve Michel WRA Subject: Other discovery - Re: 12-00007-UT -- Staff request for extension to file testimony

Hello Ms Glick,

Non-technical discovery has apparently begun by the PRC in 12-00007-UT.

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm

Can I begin technical discovery? Or do I have to wait to see if my motion to intervene is granted or not?

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#motion

Regards,

bill






Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:05


Solar water pump.
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Hello First Solar, ... no response from First Solar
First Solar Inc. (FSLR)’s decision to fire 30 percent of its staff and reduce production shows that even the biggest solar panel makers aren’t immune from the shakeout that’s bankrupted at least eight companies on two continents in the past year.



Unwise decision?



Deny attachment pdf.


How To Empower India With Big Solar Energy Plans




Solar green?



 
 
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO FOR APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RIDER NO. 36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN FILING REQUIREMENTS

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,

Applicant  
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Case No. 12-00007-UT


http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#pnmset3

THIRD SET OF INTERROGATORIES

INTRODUCTION

Intervenor William H Payne requests, pursuant to 1.2.2.25 NMAC, that you answer the following Interrogatories and produce all documents which are responsive in any way to the Interrogatories or in any way to the specific Requests for Production of Documents. Your responses must be made in accordance with the STAFF'S FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS TO PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO. If you have any questions about any of the Interrogatories or Requests for Production, please contact Willaim H Payne at bpayne37@comcast.net or 505-3409225 cell. Please serve responses to bpayne37@comcast.net and have the certificate of service filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Records Bureau.

The Los Lunas Solar Energy Center

1 What is the size of each of the 78,000 Solar Panels?

2 Who is the panel manufacturer and what is the part number?

3 What inverter is used with the system?

4 What was the cost of the panels?

Documents please.

5 What was the cost of the inverters?

Documents please.

6 What was the cost of the hardware for the Los Lunas Solar Energy Center photovoltaic (PV) system?

Documents please.

7 What was the installation cost of the Los Lunas Solar Energy Center system?

Documents please.

8 What is the purpose ofthe Los Lunas Solar Energy Center?

9 Is the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Los Lunas Solar Energy Center connected to the grid?

10 What is the CAPACITY FACTOR of the Los Lunas Solar Energy Center by month from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Please provide a plot similar to the ITRON SGIP Figure 3-1.

11 How many kWh [kilowatt HOURS] of electricity per month from from its start of electricity production through March 2012 does the Los Lunas Solar Energy Center produce?

Table presentation please.

12 What is the average peak output [kW] of the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Los Lunas Solar Energy Center for each hour [24] for each month of the year from from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Table presentation please.

13 How much as been spent of maintenance from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Documentation please.

14 What is the estimated system removal, safe disposal, and site clean-up cost in April 2012 of the Los Lunas Solar Energy Center?

Detailed breakdown of costs please.

BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION


IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO  )
FOR APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY        )
RIDER NO.36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE  )
NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN ) Case No. 12-00007-UT
FILING REQUIREMENTS,                               )
                                                                )
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,  )
                                                                )
APPLICANT                                                 )

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE


I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the THIRD SET OF INTERROGATORIES was sent on April 17, 2012 by e-mail to the persons whose e-mail addresses are listed below.


"Paula High-Young" Paula.High-Young@pnmresources.com, "James A. - PRC Brack" Jim.Brack@state.nm.us, "Carolyn Glick" Carolyn.Glick@state.nm.us, "Charles F. Noble Esq." c-m-k@msn.com, "Charles Gunter - NMPRC" Charles.Gunter@state.nm.us, davidgriscom@gmail.com, "Dwight Lamberson" Dwight.Lamberson@state.nm.us, "Glenda Murphy" gmurphy@westernresources.org, "Jeff Taylor Esq." JTaylor@nmag.gov, "John Curl" jcurl@westernresources.org, "Nancy Burns" Nancy.Burns@state.nm.us, "Nann M. Winter Esq." nwinter@stelznerlaw.com, "NMAG - Loretta Martinez" lmartinez@nmag.gov, "Pat Ortiz" POrtiz@cuddymccarthy.com, "Patrick Griebel Esq. - abqbizlaw" Patrick@abqbizlaw.com, bpayne37@comcast.net, "Peter Gould Esq." pgouldlaw@gmail.com, "Ben Phillips" Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com, "Ryan Jerman" ryan.jerman@state.nm.us, "Steven S. Michel" smichel@westernresources.org, "Thomas Wander" Thomas.Wander@pnmresources.com

Dated April 17, 2012.

William H Payne
13015 Calle de Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111

 

Tuesday April 17, 2012 08:03
Combined with other personnel reductions in Europe and the U.S., these actions will reduce the U.S. solar-panel maker's global work force by 30%, or about 2,000 positions.



And finally, while we’re on the topic of energy, here’s a submission from Fellow Reckoner, V. Forbes, who writes in from our old home state of Queensland, Australia. This one ought to inspire a few responses. Writes Mr. Forbes...

Generating electricity from solar panels in cold, cloudy Northern Europe is like growing pawpaws in Iceland — it can be done, but who would be so silly as to try?

Germany was silly enough to try. Germany gets about an hour of useful sunshine per day in winter — solar power is weakest just when they need it most. But they have installed about half of the world’s solar panels. Germany’s Q-Cells, once the world’s biggest manufacturer of solar panels, just went broke. So did four other German solar companies.
Sunny California also tried, but despite a half billion dollar loan from US tax payers, solar panel manufacturer Solyndra went broke. Solar Trust of America, recently offered $2 billion in loan guarantees by US tax payers, has also filed for bankruptcy.

All the European PIIGS have tried — and the waste of taxpayer funds on failing green energy schemes is a major reason for their parlous financial state.

The only sensible participant in the solar industry is China — they make panels very cheaply using coal or nuclear power and sell them to green dreamers.

The reason green energy creates so much red ink is pretty obvious — it just needs one day’s observation of the sun.

Full strength solar energy is available around midday for maybe 8 hours each day, providing the skies are clear, and there is no dust on the panels, and you are in a tropical zone. For the other 16 hours of the day, most electricity must come from reliable energy sources like gas, hydro, coal or nuclear. This about doubles capital and operating costs for no increase in output.
Google 'hybrid owners one and done'

Only 35 percent of hybrid vehicle owners chose to purchase a hybrid again when they returned to the market in 2011, according to auto information company R.L. Polk & Co.

If you factor out the super-loyal Toyota Prius buyers, the repurchase rate drops to under 25 percent.

Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster



Iran nuclear talks begin in Turkey



Brightsource Will Not Go Public After All




IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO FOR APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RIDER NO. 36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN FILING REQUIREMENTS

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,

Applicant  
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Case No. 12-00007-UT


http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#pnmset2

SECOND SET OF INTERROGATORIES

INTRODUCTION

Intervenor William H Payne requests, pursuant to 1.2.2.25 NMAC, that you answer the following Interrogatories and produce all documents which are responsive in any way to the Interrogatories or in any way to the specific Requests for Production of Documents. Your responses must be made in accordance with the STAFF'S FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS TO PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO. If you have any questions about any of the Interrogatories or Requests for Production, please contact Willaim H Payne at bpayne37@comcast.net or 505-3409225 cell. Please serve responses to bpayne37@comcast.net and have the certificate of service filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Records Bureau.

PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station

1 What is the size of each of the 30,000 Solar Panels?

2 Who is the panel manufacturer and what is the part number?

3 What inverter is used with the system?

4 What was the cost of the panels?

Documents please.

5 What was the cost of the inverters?

Documents please.

6 What was the cost of the hardware for the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station solar photovoltaic (PV) system?

Documents please.

7 What was the installation cost of the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station system?

Documents please.

8 What is the purpose of thePNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station?

9 Is the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station connected to the grid?

10 What is the CAPACITY FACTOR of the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Stationby month from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Please provide a plot similar to the ITRON SGIP Figure 3-1.

11 How many kWh [kilowatt HOURS] of electricity per month from from its start of electricity production through March 2012 does the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station produce?

Table presentation please.

12 What is the average peak output [kW] of the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station for each hour [24] for each month of the year from from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Table presentation please.

13 How much as been spent of maintenance from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Documentation please.

14 What is the estimated system removal, safe disposal, and site clean-up cost in April 2012 of the PNM utility-scale solar energy facility at the Reeves Generating Station?

Detailed breakdown of costs please.

BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION


IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO  )
FOR APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY        )
RIDER NO.36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE  )
NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN ) Case No. 12-00007-UT
FILING REQUIREMENTS,                               )
                                                                )
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,  )
                                                                )
APPLICANT                                                 )

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE


I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the SECOND SET OF INTERROGATORIES was sent on April 13, 2012 by e-mail to the persons whose e-mail addresses are listed below.

VIA E-MAIL TO:
"Paula High-Young" Paula.High-Young@pnmresources.com, "James A. - PRC Brack" Jim.Brack@state.nm.us, "Carolyn Glick" Carolyn.Glick@state.nm.us, "Charles F. Noble Esq." c-m-k@msn.com, "Charles Gunter - NMPRC" Charles.Gunter@state.nm.us, davidgriscom@gmail.com, "Dwight Lamberson" Dwight.Lamberson@state.nm.us, "Glenda Murphy" gmurphy@westernresources.org, "Jeff Taylor Esq." JTaylor@nmag.gov, "John Curl" jcurl@westernresources.org, "Nancy Burns" Nancy.Burns@state.nm.us, "Nann M. Winter Esq." nwinter@stelznerlaw.com, "NMAG - Loretta Martinez" lmartinez@nmag.gov, "Pat Ortiz" POrtiz@cuddymccarthy.com, "Patrick Griebel Esq. - abqbizlaw" Patrick@abqbizlaw.com, bpayne37@comcast.net, "Peter Gould Esq." pgouldlaw@gmail.com, "Ben Phillips" Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com, "Ryan Jerman" ryan.jerman@state.nm.us, "Steven S. Michel" smichel@westernresources.org, "Thomas Wander" Thomas.Wander@pnmresources.com

Dated April 13, 2012.


William H Payne
13015 Calle de Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111



Friday April 13, 2012 07:48

American Decline: Debated, Contested, Obvious



Polluting solar generation of electricity scam is alleged in New Mexico.
As a result, the stock prices of even leading companies are down sharply. Shares of First Solar, for example, are down 93 percent from their 2008 high, closing at $22 on Thursday. Shares of Suntech have dropped 96 percent from their 2007 peak, closing at $2.80 on Thursday. The I.P.O.’s of two alternative energy companies have run into trouble, and the American subsidiaries of Solar Millennium, a German solar thermal power company that is in insolvency proceedings, recently filed for bankruptcy protection.

One Stop Gardens solar fence light 1 charging circuit failed. Disassembly reveal what appears to be a separate light-sensing circuit separate from the solar panel.

Solar panel #1 dead. Bad solar panel.

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#paula1




Attachment pdf.








Friday April 13, 2012 06:33

Electricity production, not nuclear weapons, is at issue?
Reports suggest that America's second demand will be the export of Iran's stockpile of medium-enriched uranium.


World War III in May?

Speculation is building as to just when the world-ending fighting will begin (if it does, at all). Specifically, there's a slow clock running on Iran, which is coming into talks on April 23rd with what most experts agree are less than "clean hands" on the matter of weapons development. And backing them up? Well, there's a worrisome reports that "Russia is massing troops on Iran's northern border waiting for a Western attack."

Urban Survival
Thursday April 12, 2012




Issues:

1 cost of solar system
2 installation costs
3 maintenance costs
4 system removal and safe disposal costs
5 revenue received for kWh produced.

The Long, Hot March of Climate Change



http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#motion


Solar irradiance conversation with Mr Stuart Bowden on Tuesday April 10, 2012.


 
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO FOR APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RIDER NO. 36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN FILING REQUIREMENTS

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,

Applicant  
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Case No. 12-00007-UT


http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#pnmset1

FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES

INTRODUCTION

Intervenor William H Payne requests, pursuant to 1.2.2.25 NMAC, that you answer the following Interrogatories and produce all documents which are responsive in any way to the Interrogatories or in any way to the specific Requests for Production of Documents. Your responses must be made in accordance with the STAFF'S FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES AND REQUEST FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS TO PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO. If you have any questions about any of the Interrogatories or Requests for Production, please contact Willaim H Payne at bpayne37@comcast.net or 505-3409225 cell. Please serve responses to bpayne37@comcast.net and have the certificate of service filed with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission Records Bureau.

PNM Algodones, NM 25-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system

1 What is the size of each of four solar PV panels of the 22 arrays?

2 Who is the panel manufacturer and what is the part number?

3 What inverter is used with the system?

4 What was the cost of the panels?

Documents please.

5 What was the cost of the inverters?

Documents please.

6 What was the cost of the hardware for the Algodones, NM 25-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system?

Documents please.

7 What was the installation cost of the Algodones, NM 25-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system?

Documents please.

8 What is the purpose of the PNM Algodones solar facility?

9 Is the PNM Algodones solar facility connected to the grid?

10 What is the CAPACITY FACTOR of the PNM Algodones solar facility by month from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Please provide a plot similar to the ITRON SGIP Figure 3-1.

11 How many kWh [kilowatt HOURS] of electricity per month from from its start of electricity production through March 2012 does the PNM Algodones solar facility produce?

Table presentation please.

12 What is the average peak output [kW] of the PNM Algodones solar facility for each hour [24] for each month of the year from from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Table presentation please.

13 How much as been spent of maintenance from its start of electricity production through March 2012?

Documentation please.

14 What is the estimated system removal, safe disposal, and site remediationl cost of processed in April 2012?

Detailed breakdown of costs please.

Notes


Note PNM comment "Installing solar PV on a large scale is cost-prohibitive ..."



Let's see if Discovery works better.

From: "Don Brown"
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:53:11 PM GMT -08:00 Tijuana / Baja California
Subject: FW: Rebates
Bill, got your request for answer to the following questions. I have an inquiry into our generation folks and will be in touch. Thanks. db

1 What is the purpose of the PNM Algodones solar facility?

2 Is the PNM Algodones solar facility connected to the grid?

3 What is the CAPACITY FACTOR of the PNM Algodones solar facility by month from September 2007 through March 2009?

Please provide a plot similar to the ITRON SGIP Figure 3-1.

4 How many kWh [kilowatt HOURS] of electricity per month from September 2007 through March 2009 does the PNM Algodones solar facility produce? Table presentation please.

5 What is the average peak output [kW] of the PNM Algodones solar facility for each hour [24] for each month of the year from September 2007 through March 2009? Table presentation please.


From: James, Sharon
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 2:54 PM
To: Brown, Don
Subject: FW: Rebates

Hello Don - This email came through our rebate website. Thanks. Sharon


From: bpayne37@comcast.net [mailto:bpayne37@comcast.net]
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 1:04 PM
To: van Moorsel, Emma; James, Sharon
Subject: Rebates


Name: bill payne
Phone: 505-292-7037
Message: Please help us to get Don Brown to reply to litigimate
questions about PNM Algodones solar array.

These answers may be important because of Solar Array is the fourth solar manufacturing venture planned, under construction or operating in New Mexico, joining Schott Solar, Advent Solar and Signet Solar.

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmsolar/pnmsolar.htm#schottnew

Thanks.




 
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION


IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO  )
FOR APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY        )
RIDER NO.36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE  )
NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN ) Case No. 12-00007-UT
FILING REQUIREMENTS,                               )
                                                                )
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,  )
                                                                )
APPLICANT                                                 )

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE


I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the FIRST SET OF INTERROGATORIES was sent on April 12, 2012 by e-mail to the persons whose e-mail addresses are listed below.

VIA E-MAIL TO:

From: "Carolyn Glick, PRC" Carolyn.Glick@state.nm.us
To: "Bill Payne" bpayne37@comcast.net, "James A. Brack, PRC" Jim.Brack@state.nm.us, "Charles Noble" c-m-k@msn.com, "David Griscom" davidgriscom@gmail.com, "Glenda Murphy (gmurphy@westernresources.org)" gmurphy@westernresources.org, "Charles Gunter, PRC" Charles.Gunter@state.nm.us, jcurl@westernresources.org, "Ryan Jerman, PRC" Ryan.Jerman@state.nm.us, "Loretta Martinez" lmartinez@nmag.gov, "Nann Winter" nwinter@stelznerlaw.com, "Patrick Griebel" patrick@abqbizlaw.com, "Patrick Ortiz" POrtiz@cuddymccarthy.com, "Peter Gould" pgouldlaw@gmail.com, "Ben Phillips" Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com, smichel@westernresources.org, "Jeff Taylor" JTaylor@nmag.gov, "Thomas Wander" Thomas.Wander@pnmresources.com

Dated April 12, 2012.


William H Payne
13015 Calle de Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111



Thursday April 12, 2012 08:17

 



Attachment 1 pdf
Attachment 1 pdf.

Thursday April 12, 2012 06:18

 



Attachment 1 pdf
Attachment 1 pdf.

Thursday April 5, 2012 08:05

Data Mining for a New American World



California's energy storage policies



Netanyahu says Iran sanctions aren't working. His UN ambassador disagrees.




Utility Customers are "Mad as Hell" -- Can Utilities Find a Path to Peace?



One Stop Gardens solar Fence LEDs were turned on at 22:00 Tuesday April 3, 2012. They are still on at 06:57 Wednesday Aprill 4, 2012.

SCADA vulnerabilities, redux?




Renewable generation of electricity fraud?


One Stop Gardens may have done something brilliant by pointing out that solar generation of electricity must be paired by what it is driving?


http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#glick1


 





http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#motion
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION


IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO  )
FOR AAPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY        )
RIDER NO.36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE  )
NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN ) Case No. 12-00007-UT
FILING REQUIREMENTS,                               )
                                                                )
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,  )
                                                                )
APPLICANT                                                 )

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE


I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Official Service List, issued April 2, 2012, was sent on the same date by e-mail to the persons whose e-mail addresses are listed below.

VIA E-MAIL TO:

From: "Carolyn Glick, PRC" Carolyn.Glick@state.nm.us
To: "Bill Payne" bpayne37@comcast.net, "James A. Brack, PRC" Jim.Brack@state.nm.us, "Charles Noble" c-m-k@msn.com, "David Griscom" davidgriscom@gmail.com, "Glenda Murphy (gmurphy@westernresources.org)" gmurphy@westernresources.org, "Charles Gunter, PRC" Charles.Gunter@state.nm.us, jcurl@westernresources.org, "Ryan Jerman, PRC" Ryan.Jerman@state.nm.us, "Loretta Martinez" lmartinez@nmag.gov, "Nann Winter" nwinter@stelznerlaw.com, "Patrick Griebel" patrick@abqbizlaw.com, "Patrick Ortiz" POrtiz@cuddymccarthy.com, "Peter Gould" pgouldlaw@gmail.com, "Ben Phillips" Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com, smichel@westernresources.org, "Jeff Taylor" JTaylor@nmag.gov, "Thomas Wander" Thomas.Wander@pnmresources.com

Dated this 2nd day of April, 2012.


William H Payne
13015 Calle de Sandias NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111










pdf attachment

From: "Carolyn Glick, PRC" Carolyn.Glick@state.nm.us
To: "Bill Payne" bpayne37@comcast.net, "James A. Brack, PRC" Jim.Brack@state.nm.us, "Charles Noble" c-m-k@msn.com, "David Griscom" davidgriscom@gmail.com, "Glenda Murphy (gmurphy@westernresources.org)" gmurphy@westernresources.org, "Charles Gunter, PRC" Charles.Gunter@state.nm.us, jcurl@westernresources.org, "Ryan Jerman, PRC" Ryan.Jerman@state.nm.us, "Loretta Martinez" lmartinez@nmag.gov, "Nann Winter" nwinter@stelznerlaw.com, "Patrick Griebel" patrick@abqbizlaw.com, "Patrick Ortiz" POrtiz@cuddymccarthy.com, "Peter Gould" pgouldlaw@gmail.com, "Ben Phillips" Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com, smichel@westernresources.org, "Jeff Taylor" JTaylor@nmag.gov, "Thomas Wander" Thomas.Wander@pnmresources.com

Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 10:47:18 AM

Subject: Case No. 12-00007-UT

Attached are two Orders that I am issuing today in Case No. 12-00007-UT. Please note that Mr. Payne was inadvertently left off the e-mail service list on the Certificate of Service. Please make sure that you include him in e-mail service at bpayne37@comcast.net.

Carolyn Glick
505-827-6922
carolyn.glick@state.nm.us  

Sunday April 1, 2012 10:22

Solar gneration of electricty is interesting in that large-scale may be a fraud.

We don't know but are investigating.

Affordable solar solar employee Bill Felsher told us that New Mexico sun is so intense that it produces more tha one Sun
[The insolation of the sun can also be expressed in Suns, where one Sun equals 1000 W/m2 at the point of arrival, with kWh/(m2·day) displayed as hours/day.[5] ]

Felsher also told us the meter runs backward with solar.

We recorded this.



 

A mess?





Chargin Ni-cads.

Saturday March 31, 2012 19:34

Third solar light purchased from Harbor Freight. Third and second work. First does not.

Tests on solar panel output, diode drop, charging rate can be run!

Solar lights.

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#glick1


 



pdf attachment

From: "Carolyn Glick, PRC" Carolyn.Glick@state.nm.us
To: "Bill Payne" bpayne37@comcast.net, "James A. Brack, PRC" Jim.Brack@state.nm.us, "Charles Noble" c-m-k@msn.com, "David Griscom" davidgriscom@gmail.com, "Glenda Murphy (gmurphy@westernresources.org)" gmurphy@westernresources.org, "Charles Gunter, PRC" Charles.Gunter@state.nm.us, jcurl@westernresources.org, "Ryan Jerman, PRC" Ryan.Jerman@state.nm.us, "Loretta Martinez" lmartinez@nmag.gov, "Nann Winter" nwinter@stelznerlaw.com, "Patrick Griebel" patrick@abqbizlaw.com, "Patrick Ortiz" POrtiz@cuddymccarthy.com, "Peter Gould" pgouldlaw@gmail.com, "Ben Phillips" Ben.Phillips@pnmresources.com, smichel@westernresources.org, "Jeff Taylor" JTaylor@nmag.gov, "Thomas Wander" Thomas.Wander@pnmresources.com Sent: Friday, March 30, 2012 10:47:18 AM

Subject: Case No. 12-00007-UT

Attached are two Orders that I am issuing today in Case No. 12-00007-UT. Please note that Mr. Payne was inadvertently left off the e-mail service list on the Certificate of Service. Please make sure that you include him in e-mail service at bpayne37@comcast.net.

Carolyn Glick
505-827-6922
carolyn.glick@state.nm.us  

Monday April 2, 2012 09:39

So Much for Solar?

Something of a trend to watch is going on in the UK in a press release that caught my eye this morning. You may know that in the UK, people have been installing lots of solar in order to generate more than they use in their homes in order to lock in a fairly feed-in rate paid by utilities. What is interesting is the Brits are knocking back the price paid to solar investors by almost 50% in some cases.

Urban Survival
Frdiay March 30, 2012



Profound sentence Machines are our slaves and coal, oil, and gas are their food. needs expansion to include: And they don't do well on a diet of wind and solar produced electricity.



Landscaper Shane [Google 'T4 landscaping] likes solar lighting in his designs so we are off to Harbor Freight to purchase some.

Solar battery charging circuits interests us.

India's Solar Excitement: Proceed with Caution



Part 1: Lots at Stake in the US as Energy Takes Political Spotlight



Top Six Reasons We Need a Better Definition of Clean Energy



Is Education the Fuel We Need for a Renewable Future?



We Screwed Up: A Letter of Apology to My Granddaughter



Wind Headed for a Fall, PTC or Not




Google 'high lonesome wind farm field trip' then listen to Mike descibe the bays of electronics in a wind turbine system.

Electronics are usually [we fix our 8051 family embedded controller forth systems if they fail ... which they rarely do] discarded, not fixed, when they fail. Electronics are continually upgraded and replacements not available.

One expensive first hand example is the failure under warranty of our desktop GIGABYTE MA78GM-US2H motherboard which cost over $400 to fix. This caused us to buy a Lenovo G560 laptop for backup.

Viz.



Hello Brian

:-)

Brian Dohe is on the TODO list







Viz'em.



Motion is in the mail.



We should have asked for an ack.




Scam?


PNM load forcaster Steve Martin identified water pumping as a major source of peak load.

Martin's foils were not included in the official 1 7/8 pound 2008 PNM electric integrated resource planning report.
 

Post Fukushima Disaster; The Fate of Nuclear Energy



MIT: The challenge of integrating renewables





March 28, 2012 is deadline for filing Motion for Leave to Intervene.

310 Solar phoned to ask about solar panel angle on MCT building in Bernalillo on Wednesday March 21, 2012.

Call returned. Note that bill did not give his last name but caller knew it.


Google 'While We Pay More, PNM Produces Lame Excuses'
These recent findings prompted Public Regulation Commissioner Jason Marks, one of the state regulators who oversees PNM, to say in a recent news report that “PNM should redirect its resources toward the future, not the past.”

The “past” that Marks is referring to is PNM’s 40-year-old coal-burning power plant San Juan Generating Station near Farmington. It’s in dire need of expensive pollution control upgrades.

The “future” Marks is talking about? Renewable energy production. Investing in clean energy projects creates jobs and taps renewable wind and solar resources that are abundant in our state and come without the high pollution, health and water use costs of coal.


PNM spokesperson Brown and PNM have a long record of promising responses, along with Schott Solar.

This has always the main target, other than getting our stolen $22,036 back, of course.

New Mexico Public Regulations Commission
ATTN: Records Division
PERA Building
1120 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
BEFORE THE NEW MEXICO PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO FOR APPROVAL OF RENEWABLE ENERGY RIDER NO. 36 PURSUANT TO ADVICE NOTICE NO. 439 AND FOR VARIANCES FROM CERTAIN FILING REQUIREMENTS

PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO,

Applicant  
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)
)
)
)
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)
)



Case No. 12-00007-UT

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO INTERVENE
AND REQUEST FOR DISCOVERY

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm#motion

William H Payne, author of the PNM Alternate Report: Electric Integrated Resource Plan for the Period 2008-2027, and intervenor in CASE NO. 11-00369-UT in compliance with NMAC 1.2.2.23A hereby requests to intervene.
1.2.2.23 INTERVENORS AND COMMENTERS: A. Intervention: Any person other than staff and the original parties to a proceeding who desires to become a party to the proceeding may move in writing for leave to intervene in the proceeding.

(1) The motion for leave to intervene shall indicate the nature of the movant’s interest in the proceeding.


(2) The motion shall also comply with the provisions of this rule governing pleadings except that the motion shall indicate the facts relied upon as grounds for intervention.


(3) Motions for leave to intervene shall be served on all existing parties and other proposed intervenors of record.
states:

1 Nature of interests in the proceeding are:
A Ensure that decision for rate increase is based on facts provided by engineers and scientists as opposed to liberal arts verbal and essay analysis.

B Determine if the New Mexico Renewable Energy Act NMSA 1978, §§ 62-16-1 et seq. ("REA") is merely an alternergy business ploy.

C Determine if large-scale solar and wind generation of electricity equipment purchase, installation and maintence costs are greater than electruc sales revenue derived from them.

D Determine if Energy Returned on Energy Invested is greater than one for Schott solar panels.

E Determine if proper disposal of toxic solar panels is considered.

F Compel PNM and Schott Solar to respond through Discovery to requests for information for which responses to past requests were promised but never fulfilled.

G Expose unintelligence and incompetence at the PRC and New Mexico state government.

2 Facts relied upon include:
A Post alerts prospective intervenor
fast neutron
Santa Fe, NM
January 12, 2009

From actual experience, wind farms produce 1.2 watts per square meter. Solar Thermal and Photovoltaic methods capture 5 to 6 watts per square meter. There is no economy of size in either technology. Dividing the watts you need by those values gives the land area in square meters needed to produce the juice. The numbers are astronomical

http://www.topix.net/forum/source/santa-fe-new-mexican/T0QVJ5UD3R25C8HRL

of possible science/engineering problems with wind and solar generation of electricity,

B MorganStanley VP informs prospective intervenor that large-scale solar generation of electricity is a fraud.

MorganStanley is reported to have lost about $24.1 million in the bankruptcy of Eclipse Aviation.

C Renewables, like solar and wind, may not be the best way to go?
Efficiency winning the day

The second big trend—which is driven in part by the first—is that VCs are focusing on less-capital-intensive, “demand side” investments of modest size in the smart grid, energy efficiency and energy storage markets. For instance, there’s a slew of software companies offering applications that let utilities manage energy distribution more effectively and that enable the utilities’ customers to reduce energy consumption and costs.

“Renewable energy has been a big theme for many years,” said Lux’s Holman. “I think energy efficiency is going to take center stage.”

Money, cleantech and what comes next
Bruce Rayner
3/5/2012 12:15 PM EST
Electronic Engineering Times Maarch 6, 2012 pages 22-28.


D Repeated requests to PNM spokesperson Don Brown to get performance data on PNM's Algodones test solar array have gone unanswered despite promises from Mr Brown that this information would be made available.
E Recently install solar generation of electricity array have been installed at

1 PNM Reves natural gas peaking plant solar array
2 PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW MEXICO PHOTOVOLTAIC PLUS BATTERY FOR SIMULTANEOUS VOLTAGE SMOOTHING AND PEAK SHIFTING PROJECT
3 PNM Los Lunas solar array.

can provide data as to costs of solar arrays, installation, and maintence and revenue from sale of electricity to determine whether large-scale solar generation makes sense from a financial standpoint. PNM must be forced furnish this information under Discovery.

F PNM load forecaster Mr Steve Martin identified sources of demand for electricity on August 21, 2007, PNM Alvarado Square, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Growing number of customers, increased construction surely contributes to increase of natural gas consumption.

Hearing examination should include analysis of whether limiting new construction is more effective than energy efficiency if there is a problem with future natural gas supply?

G PRC procedure in Case No. 11-00369-UT of relying of testimony instead of facts is flawed and should not be used 12-00007-UT. But if it is, then this should be reported to the public and formal complaints of misconduct filed.
3 WHEREFORE,
Grant motion to intervene with Discovery as allowed under TITLE 1 GENERAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION CHAPTER 2 ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES PART 2 PUBLIC REGULATION COMMISSION RULES OF PROCEDURE 1.2.2.25 DISCOVERY.

Respectfully submitted this March 28, 2012.


____________________             ___________
William H Payne                        date


 
 
 

Tuesday April 3, 2012 06:00

The US produces only 7% of the uranium it consumes, Byron King reported.

Written material has the problem that it is written by authors. And they cannot be trusted. Especially MSM.


Five new generators are on track for completion this decade, including two reactors approved just a few weeks ago (the first new reactor approvals in the US in over 30 years). Those will add to the 104 reactors that are already in operation around the country and already produce 20% of the nation’s power.

Those reactors will eat up 19,724 tonnes of U3O8 this year, which represents 29% of global uranium demand. If that seems like a large amount, it is! The US produces more nuclear power than any other country on earth, which means it consumes more uranium that any other nation. However, decades of declining domestic production have left the US producing only 4% of the world’s uranium.

With so little homegrown uranium, the United States has to import more than 80% of the uranium it needs to fuel its reactors. Thankfully, for 18 years a deal with Russia has filled that gap. The “Megatons to Megawatts” agreement, whereby Russia downblends highly enriched uranium from nuclear warheads to create reactor fuel, has provided the US with a steady, inexpensive source of uranium since 1993. The problem is that the program is coming to an end next year.

The Upside to a Natural Gas Downturn
Marin Katusa, for The Daily Reckoning
Monday April 2, 2012


Thursday March 29, 2012 11:56

Google 'Case No. 12-00007-UT'

Winthrop Quigley article, parts of which are posted, paints a grim economic forecast for New Mexico.
My hypothesis (which might better be described as wishful thinking) notwithstanding, big federal spending cuts are going to be trouble for New Mexico. New Mexico lost about 52,000 jobs between 2008 and 2010. BBER is forecasting job losses of about 40 percent of that if the budget cuts proceed over the next 10 years, as the law requires. Even if BBER is off by a factor of two, that’s 10,000 lost jobs.

Ms Trilling left a long message on our recorder Wednesday March 28,2012. Here's an important segment.




Google 'labs' budget cuts could spur fresh'

Reality has an ugly way of intruding. So do economic forecasts.

Los Alamos National Laboratory needs to eliminate between 400 and 800 jobs and cut $150 million from the $900 million it spends on goods and services. My Journal colleague Jackie Jadrnak reported that LANL spends $200 million in the northern part of the state.

On top of that, the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research estimated that budget cuts required by federal law to begin in 2013 will cost New Mexico 20,000 jobs, including 5,420 professional and business services jobs. That is a fairly broad category of jobs. It includes lawyers, architects and accountants. For purposes of the BBER analysis, it includes the kind of scientists and engineers who work for or sell services to the national laboratories.

These numbers spring from BBER’s forecasting models, which are computer simulations of the way New Mexico’s economy behaves. Necessarily, some parts of the model are more robust than others. We know, for example, that all of us spend some amount of our income on baseball games, aspirin, lawn fertilizer and socks. Statistically we can say that a lost dollar of income will mean less spending and, therefore, lost economic activity and lost jobs. That is why BBER can say with some confidence that if federal spending cuts cost us 12,000 jobs or so, another 8,000 jobs will be lost when 12,000 formerly employed people stop buying socks and lawn fertilizer.

What we cannot say with any certainty is how an employee at Los Alamos or Sandia National Laboratories will respond to a budget cut. We don’t know if the Department of Energy, for example, will cut all programs across the board or if it will decide that developing new nuclear bomb triggers is more or less important than finding new nanoparticles for industrial use. In other words, we really don’t know what sort of skill set these newly unemployed people will take with them when they leave the labs. ...

Albuquerque Journal Business Outlook Monday March 19, 2012


Sunday March 18, 2012 20:22

Harnessing disruption



Zakaria: Deterring Iran is the best option











Talk of war and rising prices cast uneasy pall over Iran.


San Diego State College psychology prof apparently got a paper rejection letter that stated 'The ratio of interpretation to data is unfavorable', Al Hillix told me.


Focus switches to PNM Renewable Energy Rider No. 36 Case No 12-00007-UT and recovery of our stolen $22,036.



First glance at http://www.prosefights.org/nmgco/intervene/hearing/hearing#paper gave impression of BS. 'It's not bad writing. That's they way they think.'

Why Encyclopedia Britannica mattered

 

Thursday March 15, 2012 19:33

Diesel is DISPATCHABLE. Solar and wind are not.

 

Diesel-powered in this application is interesting.

NM POWER PLANT ON FAST TRACK — A proposed power plant in eastern New Mexico’s Quay County could win approval in as little as two months. The Public Regulation Commission voted this week to put Xcel Energy’s diesel-powered plant on a fast track for approval, a move that likely will bypass a hearing examiner.

From: "ABQjournal Business Insider" bizinsider@abqpubco.com
To: bpayne37@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:00:32 PM
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Let's investigate. Using google, of course.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted Tuesday to put Xcel Energy's diesel-powered plant on a fast track for approval, a move that likely will bypass a hearing examiner. The $16 million plant would solve a problem that has occasionally paralyzed the small city of Tucumcari, Commission Chairman Patrick Lyons told the Las Cruces Sun-News.

Tucumcari has been left without power for hours because only one power line brings electricity to town, and it crosses 60 miles of sometimes rugged territory from Clovis that has seen grass fires and tornadoes in recent years, Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves said. An old backup power plant was dismantled last year, and Xcel hopes the new plant could be running by summer 2013.

These are all related: PNM Renewable Energy Rider No. 36 Case No 12-00007-UT and recovery of our stolen $22,036.

10 Myths About Iran—and Why They’re Dead Wrong.

 

Thursday March 15, 2012 07:36

Focus switches to PNM Renewable Energy Rider No. 36 Case No 12-00007-UT and recovery of our stolen $22,036.



First glance at http://www.prosefights.org/nmgco/intervene/hearing/hearing#paper gave impression of BS. 'It's not bad writing. That's they way they think.'

Why Encyclopedia Britannica mattered

 

Wednesday March 14, 2012 08:46

PNM Renewable Energy Rider No. 36 Case No 12-00007-UT  

New Mexico Gas Company Case No. 11-00369-UT hearing.

When Bev Listek recently helped clients sell their Northeast Heights townhouse, she couldn’t convince an appraiser to give any value to a new solar power system on the home.

The homeowners had installed the expensive system within the last year and were earning about $50 a month from the excess power they sold back to Public Service Company of New Mexico.

“It seemed like a really good value,” Listek said.

But despite her calls to three appraisers, the townhouse eventually was valued with nothing added for the solar system.

[Google 'When Bev Listek recently helped' for article.


The company also has increased its warranty reserve to deal with the potential problem of “accelerated temperature-induced degradation.” In other words, the lifetime of some of their panels has become shorter due to the impact of higher temperatures, Dorsheimer explained in an interview.


Fewer solar panels will be installed this year as the first drop in more than a decade worsens a glut of the unsold devices that’s already slashed margins at the top five manufacturers, an analyst survey showed.

 

EPA's Rules Could Shutter 32,000 MW's By 2015
HOWEVER Retirement Dates For 42,400 MW's Have Already Been Announced

Sunday March 4, 2012 07:14

http://www.prosefights.org/pnmrider/pnmrider.htm





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