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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency


Santa Fe Public Power Study:  In 2011, the City and County of Santa Fe commissioned a preliminary study to investigate the costs, benefits, and other issues associated with establishing a local government-owned electric utility. 

Free Solar Power!! Just add:  1 Very Affordable Solar System (pdf)

Santa Fe County's First Solar-Powered Fire Station!! Tesuque, July 2013 (pdf)

Home Energy Saving Tips! - Consumer Reports article - August 2013

Check out a "Kill-a-Watt" meter from your local library

  • Downtown Santa Fe branch
  • Southside branch
  • Eldorado Library

Santa Fe County established the Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Spring of 2011. The office promotes  energy efficiency measures and renewable energy technologies in County facilities and operations. The program also supports energy efficiency in the residential and commercial sectors to promote a green economy that stimulates job creation and economic development.  The Office is a direct outgrowth of clean energy policies and directives established in the Sustainable Growth Management Plan adopted by the County Commission in 2010 (see Chapters 3, 7 and 8).

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Makes Sense For Everyone!

  • There are multiple benefits of energy efficiency and renewable energy (solar, wind, ground-coupled heat pumps, etc.)
  • Federal, electric utility and natural gas utility incentives are available
  • Adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency measures by businesses and homeowners decreases energy utility costs, while creating locally-sourced clean energy jobs
  • Money saved through energy efficiency stays in the local economy and contributes to overall job creation(not just clean energy-related)

Our public outreach, education and technical assistance services are available to all County residents and businesses, including those located within the city limits of Santa Fe, Edgewood, and Española.

The County's Energy Specialists are available to your neighborhood or homeowners' association, business or industry group and other community events and forums to present helpful information about energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities. Feel free to call Craig O'Hare at (505) 992-3044 or if you are interested!

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