For customers located in Alamogordo, Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs, Tularosa, Silver City, Lordsburg, Bayard, Santa Clara, Gila, Hurley and Cliff,  residential customers living in these areas will see an increase to their bill sometime next year, likely in July.

However, PNM customers are about to see two decreases in their electric bills in January 2016: a combined 7% reduction due to decreased fuel costs and savings related to the proposed partial shut-down of the San Juan coal plant.

The net bottom line increase to customers living in these areas would be 1.7% – or about 4 cents per day on their electric bills, based on average usage.