New Mexico

Quick facts about electricity in New Mexico

  • New Mexico is average in terms of electricity affordability, ranking 25th in the nation in terms of the average price of electricity for homes.
  • New Mexico ranks ninth in the nation in terms of natural gas production and 11th in terms of coal.
  • New Mexico produces more electricity than it uses, supplying neighboring states.
  • Coal power plants provide almost three-fifths of New Mexico's electricity generation. Natural gas power plants account for most of the remaining generation.
  • Renewable resources, primarily wind turbines, provide the rest of the power generated. Wind power accounted for 11 percent of New Mexico's electricity generation in 2016.

Source: U.S. Energy Information System