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Overview

PNM Power Saver is a FREE program that helps relieve times of peak electricity demand in our area.

You'll earn a $25 thank-you check annually for participating. Plus, sign up now and you'll receive an additional $25 sign-up bonus.

With PNM Power Saver, you still control your thermostat the way you normally would. However, on selected summer weekday afternoons when electricity demand soars, your refrigerated air conditioning unit is automatically put into a conservation mode. Although the temperature in your home may rise a few degrees, most customers report they don't even notice the change in temperature.

Don't miss this opportunity to keep electricity rates lower longer, ensure a more reliable power supply for our area – and earn $50 for your participation!

Together, we can help manage our state's energy outlook and keep our future bright.

How it works

PNM Power Saver Benefits You

  • For every full cooling season that you participate, you'll receive a $25 thank-you check.
  • PNM Power Saver typically turns off your compressor for only a few minutes per half-hour from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on selected summer weekdays.
  • The time delay feature is designed to help protect the refrigerated air conditioning unit's compressor from short cycling as a result of a power outage.
  • PNM Power Saver will only be activated during the summer, June 1 through September 30, and will not be activated on holidays or weekends.
  • It's FREE. There is no charge for the installation and service of the Power Saver device. If you are not satisfied, you can ask to be removed from the program at no cost to you.
  • Installation is easy. If our technician has safe access to your exterior refrigerated air conditioning unit(s) and electrical fuse box, you don't need to be at home when the device(s) is installed.

PNM Power Saver Benefits the Community

  • PNM Power Saver helps optimize the regional power grid by reducing the demand for electricity.
  • The program helps protect New Mexico's environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions during the hottest summer weekday afternoons.

*The PNM Power Saver program requires that you have a refrigerated air conditioning unit. Evaporative cooling units are not eligible for this program. $50 is based on a $25 sign-up bonus, plus a $25 thank-you check for your annual participation.