PNM, New Mexico’s largest energy provider, announced today that 510 businesses in the state will cumulatively save $29 million on their energy bills over the next ten years through PNM business energy efficiency projects implemented in 2019. Participating New Mexico businesses reduced their operating costs through improved energy efficiency projects and are reinvesting those savings back into their business to better serve their customers.

Of the year’s 510 New Mexico businesses, PNM released the names of the top 41 ranking businesses that saved the most energy in 2019 and recognized them for their commitment to New Mexico’s bright energy future by using less and doing more.

The top energy saving businesses in New Mexico are from Alamogordo, Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Belen, Deming, Las Vegas, Los Lunas, Rio Rancho, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Silver City, and Tesuque.

To achieve these remarkable savings, the businesses completed upgrades to lighting, heating and cooling systems, and appliances. Together, their 2019 investments saved the amount of energy equal to removing 2,391 cars off the road and removing 8,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the air and was enough to power more than 2,300 homes for a year. Their efforts also saved 5.2 million gallons of water.

The top New Mexico energy savers are Otero County Courthouse; First Baptist Church of Alamogordo;  NM School for the Blind & Visually Impaired; Gerald Champion Hospital; Caliche’s Frozen Custard; FIAT and Alfa Romeo of Albuquerque; Holiday Inn & Suites DBA Kali Duurga, LLC; Albuquerque Public Schools – Tres Volcanes Community College; Albuquerque Public Schools – Manzano High School; City of Albuquerque – City/County Bldg; Bernalillo County – Metropolitan Detention Center; Veterans Administration Hospital; Sandoval County; Belen Public Schools –  La Merced Elementary; M & M #2 Gas Station; Oak Realty Partners Inc dba Bernalillo Marketplace; 528 Armor Storage; Denny’s Restaurant;  Deming Animal Clinic; Deming Public Schools – Hofacket High School; City of Las Vegas – Las Vegas Rec Center; 7-11 in Los Lunas; The River Front Plaza; La Vida Felicidad; Pioneer Ace Hardware;  Stagecoach Stop RV Park; Rio Rancho Public Schools – Lincoln Middle School gym; Intel Corporation; Tularosa Travel Center; The Quarters Bar and Grill; All-American Ruidoso Downs LLC; Santa Fe Public Schools – multiple sites; Chevrolet Cadillac of Santa Fe; Santa Fe Toyota; Presbyterian Healthcare Services – Santa Fe Medical Center; Tesuque Development Corporation; College Plaza Investors LLC (College Plaza, Cerillos); St Johns College; Silver City Senior Center; Quality Inn; and Santa Fe Public Schools – Milagro Middle School.

For more information on PNM Business Energy Efficiency Programs, visit PNM.com/bizrebates.