PRC Elects Hall as Chairman for 2013


By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer

on Tue, Jan 8, 2013

Ben Hall, NMPRC Chairman
Ben Hall, NMPRC Chairman

SANTA FE – Republican Ben Hall and Democrat Valerie Espinoza were elected as 2013 chair and vice chair, respectively, for the Public Regulation Commission in a 3-2 vote on Tuesday.

The vote ended a potentially rough start to the new year, following disagreements about the chair and vice chair election last week at the PRC, which faces some major changes in 2013. Continue reading “PRC Elects Hall as Chairman for 2013”

USDA Grant For More Efficient Lighting Systems

Finance NM: Energy-efficient lighting slashes costs for Deming manufacturer

By Terry Brunner/state director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency

Taken from the Las Cruces Sun News.

Posted: 06/01/2012 03:54:03 PM MDT

A new energy-efficient system installed at Compass Components Incorporated is expected to save the Deming company more than 50 percent on its lighting bill. A $48,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America made the upgrade possible in late 2011.

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EP Electric Names NMSU Alum Clay Doyle VP of Transmission and Distribution

Clay Doyle

A Las Cruces Sun-News report

LAS CRUCES – El Paso Electric has appointed Robert Clay Doyle to serve as vice president of transmission and distribution. In that position, Doyle – who most recently has been vice president of New Mexico affairs – will oversee the transmission and distribution divisions, which include substations, transmission and distribution design, operations, construction and maintenance.

Doyle has been with El Paso Electric since 1992 and has served in various capacities including manager of the corporate projects office, project manager of corporate transition to competition, supervisor of distribution dispatch and distribution monitoring engineer. He earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University and is a registered professional engineer in New Mexico and holds certification as a project management professional. Doyle has been a fund raising team leader for the local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity, the Kiwanis Clubs of Las Cruces and the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. He also is an active participant with the Boy Scouts of America and serves on the board of the Bridge of Southern New Mexico and the Board of the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance.