The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is expected to approve a Public Service Company of New Mexico request to add 50 cents to an existing PNM rider to pay for its energy efficiency program. PNM argued that energy efficiency programs cause customers to use less energy, reducing revenues, thus creating a disincentive to develop such programs. The fixed recovery cost would be based on 1 cent per kilowatt hour saved over the life of the energy efficiency program. The Commission will likely rule on the request in December.