2017 HB 400 Recovery of Renewable Energy Costs

CVNM Position:
Angelica Rubio
Energy & Climate Change
Legislative Info:
HB 400 on nmlegis.gov »


HB 400 would have amended sections of the Renewable Energy Act to delete the reasonable cost threshold (RCT) as a method for determining recovery of costs for meeting renewable energy portfolios (RPS) standards. The RCT was conceived as an extra layer of security to protect consumers from price hikes associated with RPS implementation. It's unnecessary, outdated, over-complicated, and acts as a tool for utilities to avoid compliance with the RPS. removing this threshold would have made it easier for both the Public Regulation Commission and utilities to develop plans allowing them to comply with the RPS in the most economically reasonable manner.


HB 400 died on the House calendar.

How Legislators Voted on HB 400

  • = Pro Conservation Vote
  • = Anti Conservation Vote
  • A = Absent
  • E = Excused
  • R = Recused
  • W = Abstain
Legislator Party District Office Conservation
Alcon, Eliseo Lee (D) D 6 Representative 2017
Armstrong, Deborah A. (D) D 17 Representative 2017
Clahchischilliage, Sharon (R) R 4 Representative 2017
Herrell, Yvette (R) R 51 Representative E 2017
Johnson, D. Wonda (D) D 5 Representative 2017
Lente, Derrick J. (D) D 65 Representative 2017
Louis, Georgene (D) D 26 Representative 2017
Martinez, Rodolpho "Rudy" S. (D) D 39 Representative 2017
Rehm, William "Bill" R. (R) R 31 Representative 2017
Roch, Dennis J. (R) R 67 Representative 2017
Romero, G. Andrés (D) D 10 Representative 2017
Roybal Caballero, Patricia (D) D 13 Representative 2017
Rubio, Angelica (D) D 35 Representative 2017
Wooley, Bob (R) R 66 Representative E 2017
Youngblood, Monica (R) R 68 Representative 2017