Nara Visa honoring 8s
at reunion on Sunday
This year’s celebration will be the 53rd Nara Visa Reunion and Homecoming Sunday.
The program will honor those who graduated in the 8s—1928, 1938, 1948 and through the current year.
If you are a member of a class that graduated in the 8s, please come and represent your class, said one of the organizers.
Prizes will be given to those who came the furthest, the oldest man, the oldest lady, and there will be a drawing for the door prizes.
Reunion begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Nara Visa gym.
For information contact Travis Nelson at (575) 633-2220.
Guidelines set for home renewable energy systems
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) issued an order Tuesday on standards for interconnection by electric utilities and customer-owned renewable generation facilities.
The order is to simplify the application process that will allows utility customers to interconnect to local distribution systems like Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) with customer-owned photovoltaic, bayard wind turbines or other qualifying renewable resource, generating systems, the press release said.
Energy generated in excess of that consumed by the customer can be placed into the power grid and used by the utility to meet energy needs elsewhere. The customer is compensated by the utility for the extra energy produced by the customer.
The commission ruling is part of its ongoing policy to encourage the state’s utility companies and consumers to use renewable energy as an alternate source for power.
The commission’s order also adopts two rules that would help continue to define the process further. The first would establish interconnection standards and procedures for generating facilities with a rated capacity of up to and including 10 megawatts. The second rule would be used for interconnection to utility’s distribution system for generating facilities with a rated capacity greater than 10 megawatts.
Electric co-op OKed for federal loan
Two New Mexico electrical cooperatives have been approved for federal government loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program, according to announcements from U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Pete Domenici on Thursday.
The Southwestern Electric Cooperative, which serves Harding, Quay and Union counties, has been approved for a $10.67 million loan, the press release said.
Funding will be used to expand services to 240 new consumers and will be used to construct 75 miles of new distribution line, make improvements to 9 miles of distribution line, construct 15 miles of new transmission lines and make other system improvements.
Nara Visa honoring 8s
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