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The AEC meets at 8:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Meeting locations vary; please check the city calendar for the locations of particular meetings.
In 2003, the Albuquerque City Council provided vision and leadership
aimed at influencing the manner in which the City of Albuquerque
manages and consumes energy in its facilities. The City Council
adopted an unprecedented ordinance (FSO-02-70) that reserves capital
funds targeted for energy conservation projects.
As a direct result of the ordinance, the powers and duties of the Albuquerque Energy Council (AEC), under the direction of the Facility and Energy Management Division Manager, were expanded to establish criteria to select projects for funding. By providing a mechanism for community leadership in reduction of energy consumed, it is the City’s intent to serve the public welfare. Therefore, a community-wide effort to conserve energy will be developed and implemented.
The AEC's Mission Statement is "Champions of Albuquerque's quality of life, promoting cost effective, innovative resource management, energy education and community involvement."
Through formal requests for applicants, the City interviewed and selected nine members with varying areas of technical expertise to serve on the AEC. Membership on the committee is voluntary with staggered terms. Although the AEC operates under the direction of the City’s Facility & Energy Management Division, guidance from the U. S. Department of Energy, Rebuild America, Rebuild New Mexico, and the State of New Mexico’s Energy Conservation and Management Division is considered for planning. Many technical and trade associations are also used as resources.