The New Mexico Supreme Court on Oct. 3 denied without comment a petition filed by Public Service Company of New Mexico that had asked the court to make clear that the state's newly passed Energy Transition Act applies to its application for abandonment, financing and replacement resources for the San Juan Generating Station [SC: S-1-SC-37552]; [NMPRC:19-00018-UT and 19-00195-UT].

With the denial, the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission retains its jurisdiction in the matter, and hearing examiners will continue to address the case as delegated by the commission when it issued its initial order, NMPRC General Counsel Michael Smith explained at the commission's Oct. 9 meeting (see CEM No. 1554). Public comment is scheduled for Dec. 9 at the NMPRC, with a hearing on the merits to follow Dec. 10. The hearings are due to conclude by Dec. 19, according to the schedule.

The state's high court on Oct. 1 denied a petition from New Energy Economy that challenged certain provisions in the Energy Transition Act as unconstitutional [S-1-SC-37875].