Supply Chain Problems Threaten Utility’s Power Supplies

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Public Service Co. of New Mexico abandons the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in June, the utility won’t have enough solar replacement power to pick up the slack because of supply chain issues caused by the global pandemic.

Three of the four solar projects meant to replace the coal plant won’t be fully operating until well after San Juan’s closure, creating potential power supply issues when consumer demand peaks in summer 2022, the Albuquerque Journal reported.

PNM is seeking agreements with other regional utilities for temporary backup power for

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