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City of Albuquerque’s Community Energy Efficiency Project Recognized Nationally

The Community Energy Efficiency project is an example of a clean energy program that produces tangible benefits to under-served communities.
February 05, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently highlighted the City of Albuquerque’s Community Energy Efficiency (CEE) Project as one of its “Bringing the Benefits” programs. The CEE has provided energy efficiency services to approximately 800 households in the city since 2020.

The CEE program continues to provide free energy efficiency modifications and services for Albuquerque’s low-income households. The non-profit Prosperity Works, worked with key partners in City of Albuquerque, the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority to fund the program.

Albuquerque District 7 City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn says that the City Council has provided $100k a year for the project since its beginnings, giving limited-income New Mexicans who experience high energy burden. The U.S. Department of Energy defines “high energy burden” as the percentage of gross household income spent on energy costs.”

“I’m very proud to have helped design and fund the CEE Project that is bringing energy efficiency and electrification to low-income residents in Albuquerque,” Councilor Fiebelkorn said. “This unique program ensures that the benefits of our fight against climate change make it to our most disadvantaged, frontline neighborhoods.”