Energy Transition Act 

Developed over the course of a year with collaboration by community organizations, unions, energy groups and advocates, the Energy Transition Act (ETA) establishes New Mexico as a national leader in clean energy. The ETA sets a statewide renewable energy standard of 50 percent by 2030 for New Mexico investor-owned utilities and rural electric cooperatives and a goal of 80 percent by 2040, in addition to setting zero-carbon resources standards for investor-owned utilities by 2045 and rural electric cooperatives by 2050. The law transitions New Mexico away from coal and toward clean energy, ensuring greater renewable energy production and reducing costs for consumers, and provides tens of millions of dollars of economic and workforce support for communities impacted by coal plant closures, as well as the development of renewable replacement power in San Juan County.

Energy Transition Act (NMSA 62-18-1 through 23)

Displaced Worker Assistance Fund

The Energy Transition Act (ETA) Displaced Worker Assistance Fund was established for a New Mexico resident who was terminated from employment, or whose contract was terminated due to the abandonment of a New Mexico facility producing electricity that resulted in the displacement of at least 40 workers. 

Displaced Worker Assistance Plan, San Juan Generating Station Phase 1- PDF

Displaced Worker Assistance Plan, San Juan Generating Station Phase 2- PDF

How to Apply

Were you laid off from PNM San Juan Generating Station, Westmoreland San Juan Mine, AIMS, or Savage Services? You may qualify for a payment from the ETA Displaced Worker Assistance Fund. Applications must be completed in person at:

New Mexico Workforce Connection
3401 E. 30th Street, Suite 280
Farmington, NM

To complete the application you must bring the following with you: 

  • Driver's License, State Issued ID, or Tribal ID
  • Proof of residence currently or at time of layoff (gas, electric, water, auto insurance, or phone bill that shows your address)
  • If you previously worked at AIMS you must bring your layoff notification letter

Questions regarding the Displaced Worker Assistance Fund may be sent to

Energy Transition Act Committee

Welcome to the Energy Transition Act (ETA) Advisory Committee resource page. Here, you will find meeting agendas, minutes, and supporting documents for each ETA meeting. Check back for future meeting notices and additional supplemental materials that will continue to be added under each meeting drop down below. 

The New Mexico Departments of Economic Development, Indian Affairs, and Workforce Solutions, in cooperation with local Committee conveners, partnered to solicit Requests for Information (RFI) from parties interested in working with the state to diversify the economy of San Juan County. 

ETAC - Request for Information - September 22, 2020 - PDF

Virtual Town Hall - Request for Information Requirements and Answers to Submission Process - October 2020

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