Why was RETA created?
When it was created, the New Mexico legislature gave RETA powers of eminent domain to acquire property or rights-of-way for public use if needed for RETA’s renewable energy projects.
RETA will always consider the use of eminent domain as a last resort, but these powers are essential to its mission and without it, there would not be the certainty necessary to construct these projects. As such RETA has taken steps to ensure that the rights of individual property owners are appropriately balanced with the needs of the public-at-large as it works to develop New Mexico’s renewable energy resources.
How do I share my views with RETA?
What are the benefits to landowners?
In addition to monetary compensation, these projects enable the landowner to become part of a team, working to make a large, positive impact on your community and state as a whole.
What is RETA?
How can they help me develop my renewable energy project?
How does RETA work with businesses?
How do they get their funding?
RETA derives its funding from developers based upon services provided by RETA. RETA has demonstrated that it is an effective partner in public-private partnerships.
How can RETA help me work with landowners?
What types of resources can RETA offer me?
Does RETA help provide renewable energy outside New Mexico?
Who do I contact to answer questions about related topics?
Are there existing transmission lines or proposed lines that can serve my utility?
How much renewable energy is available in New Mexico?
Does RETA have experience in working with transmission developers?
How does NM renewable energy compare to neighboring states?
Why should I choose New Mexico as my source for energy?
What are the investment opportunities in NM?
How do they support these projects?
What are transmission lines?
What are the benefits to having them in my community?
Meeting agendas and minutes can now be found on the Meetings page.
2022 NMRETA Energy Storage Workshop - 10/19/22 & 10/20/22 - Santa Fe, NM
The 2022 Energy Storage Workshop was attended by 140 local and national experts with a variety of perspectives.
2022 Speaker presentations are posted below in alphabetic order by last name.
- Abbas Akhil, Energy Storage - The Missing Link in New Mexico's Energy Landscape
- Dan Arvizu, Transitioning to Low Carbon Power Generation: Role of Long-term Storage
- Molly Bales, Form Energy Iron-Air Battery Technology
- Charles Hanley, Energy Storage Grand Challenge
- Christine Harada, FAST-41: Bringing Transparency and Predictability to Federal Permitting
- Jason Marenda, Fast Track Battery Storage Project
- Fernando Martinez, How Can RETA Help Storage Development in New Mexico?
- Ric O'Connell, Storage in National Models
- Nick Phillips, The Role of Storage in New Mexico's Utility Reliability
- Wayne Propst, The Public Regulation Commission's Role in New Mexico Energy Storage Development
- Justin Raade, EPRI Work on Long Duration Energy Storage
- Matthew Shapiro, Sweetwater Pumped Storage: Long-Duration Long-Life Energy Storage for New Mexico's Energy Transition
- G. Loren Toole, New Mexico's Storage Future: A Possible 2030 Scenario
- Mark Wanamaker, GridStar Flow Demonstration Project at Fort Carson Army Base
2019-001 – WS Project Transaction
2019-003 RETA’s Authorizing Bank Relationship with NM Bank & Trust
2020-001 Amendment of Agreement between SunZia & RETA
2020-002 Establishment of a Short-Term Investment Account
2020-003 Authorize Executive Director to Execute Certain Contracts
2020-004 Authorize A Member of the Board to Execute Documents during Chairman’s Absence
2020-005 Authorize the Execution of an Amendment to the Letter Agreement dated May 1, 2019
2020-007 First Amendment to the WS Build Transfer Agreement (BTA) dated May 1, 2019
2020-008 Ratify the Signing of NM Commission Public Lands Grant of R-O-W by the Executive Director
2020-009 Change Bank Signature Authority
2020-010 Second Amendment to WS Build Transfer Agreement (BTA)
2020-011 First Amendment to WS Master Lease Agreement
2020-012 WS Transmission Line Financing
2021-001 Invenergy MOU Resolution 02.04.21
2021-002 SunZia Lease Resolution 02.04.21
2021-003 SunZia Resolution 04.01.21
2021-004 Lucky Corridor Resolution 05.19.21
2021-005 SunZia 1st Amendment Resolution 05.19.21
2021-006 Open Meetings Act Resolution 08.12.2021
2021-007 Invenergy Amended MOU Resolution 08.12.2021
2021-008 SunZia Letter Agreement Resolution 08.12.2021
2021-009 Signature Authority Resolution 11.17.21
2021-010 Lucky Corridor Lease and sub-easement Resolution 11.17.21
2021-011 SunZia 2nd Amendment Resolution 11.17.21
2021-012 SunZia Letter Agreement Resolution 11.17.21
2021-013 Identification Pattern Entity Resolution 12.01.21
2022-001 Resolution for 3rd Amendment 04.19.22
2022-002-Amendement to letter agreement Pattern 04.19.22
2022-003- Mora Line Resolution 04.19.22
2022-004-SunZia Resolution 06.24.22
2022-005-Open Meetings Act Resolution 07.14.22
2022-006- Pattern Resolution 07.14.22
2022-007-Sept 13 Letter Agreement Resolution 09.13.22
2022-008-SunZia ARB Lease Resolution 10.31.22
2022-009- RETA Signature Authority-Line 1 Resolution 10.31.22
2022-010-Line 2 ARB Lease Resolution 10.31.22
2022-011-Signature Authority for El Rio Sol Line 2 Resolution 10.31.22
2022-012- RETA Banking Signature Authorization Resolution 12.13.22
2022-013- Mora Line Transmission Resolution 12.13.22
2022-014- SunZia Transmission Letter agreement Line 1 Resolution 12.13.22
2022-015- SunZia Transmission Letter agreement Line 2 Resolution 12.13.22
2023-001 Approval of North Path Lease 01.12.23
2023-002 Approval of App. for Grid Innovation Program Grant for North Path 01.12.23
2023-003 Approval of Letter of Support for Crossroads Project 01.12.23
2023-004 Approval of Letter of Support for Southline 01.12.23
2023-005 Crossroads 2d LOS Resolution
2023-006 Providing Signature Authority North Path Project 03.29.23
RETA Act and Relevant Rules
Developer Forms and Applications
SunZia – 5.3.17
Pattern Development – 5.3.17
Dona Ana Biogas – R-Qubed Energy – 7.27.17