Farmington Electric Utility System

The Farmington Electric Utility System (FEUS) is owned and operated by the City of Farmington, in northwest New Mexico. Our service territory covers 1,718 square miles and encompasses much of San Juan County and a small portion of Rio Arriba County serving approximately 45,000 metered customers.

NOTICE

The City of Farmington announces its application to the New Mexico Environment Department for an air quality permit for the modification of its power plant facility.  The expected date of application submittal to the Air Quality Bureau was December 11, 2019.  

The exact location for the proposed facility known as, Bluffview Power Plant, is at latitude 36° 42’ 59.89” Nand longitude 108° 12’ 55.90” W.  The approximate location of this facility is 0.1 miles south of the intersection of S Lake Street and W Murray Drive in the City of Farmington.

The proposed modification consists of the installation of two (2) new natural gas-fired reciprocating internal combustion engines manufactured by Wartsila, rated at 9 megawatts each for a total of nominal 18 megawatts electrical demand.  Each new engine will be equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and an oxidation catalyst system to reduce emissions of carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.  A new 350 horsepower diesel engine driven fire water pump will also be installed for fire protection during emergencies.

The estimated maximum quantities of any regulated air contaminant will be as follows in pound per hour (pph) and tons per year (tpy) and could change slightly during the course of the Department’s review: 


       Pollutant:

Pounds per hour

Tons per year

Total Suspended Particulates (TSP)

3.21 pph

14.04 tpy

PM 10

3.21 pph

14.04 tpy

PM 2.5

3.21 pph

14.04 tpy

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2)

0.23 pph

0.16 tpy

Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)

14.26 pph

62.45 tpy

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

22.09 pph

96.73 tpy

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

12.01 pph

52.58 tpy

Total sum of all Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs)

3.77 pph

16.50 tpy

Toxic Air Pollutant (TAP) [Ammonia]

4.04 pph

17.7 tpy

Green House Gas Emissions as Total CO2e

n/a

79,036 tpy

The standard and maximum operating schedules of the facility will be 24 hours per day, 7 days a week and a maximum of 52 weeks per year.

The owner and/or operator of the Facility is: Farmington Electric Utility System; City of Farmington; 800 Municipal Drive; Farmington, NM  87401.

If you have any comments about the construction or operation of this facility, and you want your comments to be made as part of the permit review process, you must submit your comments in writing to this address: Permit Programs Manager; New Mexico Environment Department; Air Quality Bureau; 525 Camino de los Marquez, Suite 1; Santa Fe, New Mexico; 87505-1816; (505) 476-4300; 1 800 224-7009; https://www.env.nm.gov/aqb/permit/aqb_draft_permits.html.  Other comments and questions may be submitted verbally. 

With your comments, please refer to the company name and facility name, or send a copy of this notice along with your comments.  This information is necessary since the Department may have not yet received the permit application.  Please include a legible return mailing address.  Once the Department has completed its preliminary review of the application and its air quality impacts, the Department’s notice will be published in the legal section of a newspaper circulated near the facility location.   

 Attención

Este es un aviso de la oficina de Calidad del Aire del Departamento del Medio Ambiente de Nuevo México, acerca de las emisiones producidas por un establecimiento en esta área. Si usted desea información en español, por favor comuníquese con esa oficina al teléfono 505-476-5557.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

NMED does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age or sex in the administration of its programs or activities, as required by applicable laws and regulations. NMED is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Part 7, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972. If you have any questions about this notice or any of NMED’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, or if you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a NMED program or activity, you may contact: Kristine Yurdin, Non-Discrimination Coordinator, NMED, 1190 St. Francis Dr., Suite N4050, P.O. Box 5469, Santa Fe, NM 87502, (505) 827-2855, nd.coordinator@state.nm.us. You may also visit our website at https://www.env.nm.gov/non-employee-discrimination-complaint-page/ to learn how and where to file a complaint of discrimination.


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Public power customers and employees are eligible for a rebate of $3,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 40 kWh Standard and of $2,500 on the 2019 Nissan LEAF 62 kWh ePlus. To claim the rebate, customers must download the rebate flyer and take it to a local Nissan dealer, along with proof of eligible residency and a current electric bill.

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Report an Electrical Outage

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing a power outage, please report it by calling (505) 599-1353 Option 7. 

Click on the icon below to view the FEUS Electrical Outage Map. This map displays the current active outages in the FEUS service territory. FEUS is working to resolve all outages as quickly and effectively as possible. 

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TIP: If your power does go out, check your fuse box for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. If this is not the cause, please report the outage by calling (505) 599-1353 Option 7. Please answer the prompts with the closest choices you believe to be the problem.  

Please make sure the phone number on your electric account is up-to-date by calling (505) 599-1353 and speaking with a customer service representative.  

You can also update your phone number by calling (505) 599-1353 and selecting option 7, then option 3. 

 **You should update your phone number before you need to report an outage!

Scam Alert! 
Beware of Fraudulent Calls Claiming to be From the City of Farmington
FEUS will NEVER call and demand immediate payment with a threat of disconnection. 
All of our disconnect notices are mailed or called out the day prior to disconnect. 
Customers have reported to the Farmington Electric Utility System that they have received calls claiming to be from the City of Farmington utility demanding immediate payment and threatening to disconnect if you do not pay. Our customers indicate that the caller ID sometimes shows the call coming from a 1-800 number and sometimes it shows coming from 505-599-1353. These scammers are very aggressive and if you question them in any way they become belligerent.
FEUS will NEVER call and demand immediate payment with a threat of disconnection.  All of our disconnect notices are mailed or called out the day prior to disconnect. 
Please DO NOT pay the scammers. Hang up and call Customer Service at 505-599-1353 to verify the status of your account. 


Safety Protocol when dealing with FEUS


Farmington Electric Utility System (FEUS) has meter readers, installers, linemen, and relay techs who are always working in the field to maintain our infrastructure in order to provide you with the most reliable, affordable electricity in the region. There are many times that we need to access equipment that may be in your backyard or behind a fence. Here are some tips for interacting with FEUS personnel:
ALWAYS ask for an employee badge from any field personnel. Even if our employee is in a FEUS uniform and vehicle – ASK FOR ID!
Call 505-327-7701 and inform the operator that you need to verify identity of a field representative for FEUS if there is any question. You may also call 505-599-1353 option “0” for Customer Service. 
NEVER allow an FEUS employee access to the inside of your home. We will never ask to go inside your home for any reason. 
NEVER pay someone over the phone via a pre-paid credit card. We will NEVER call and demand payment with a threat of immediate disconnection if payment is not made. Please hang up and call 505-599-1353 to verify the status of your account. 
Safety of our personnel as well as our customers is one of our main goals! Scammers pretending to be utility employees in order to gain access to your home or bank accounts under false pretenses are on the rise nationwide. Protect yourself by ensuring that you are truly dealing with an FEUS employee. 
CALL 505-599-1353 for any questions or verifications!

Maintenance on FEUS Underground Equipment
In our endeavor to provide our customers with electricity, Farmington Electric Utility System will be doing maintenance on its underground equipment in the areas between 30th Street and E. Pinon Hills Blvd and N. Butler and W. Pinon Hills Blvd. Crews will be accessing all underground equipment in the marked areas on the map. Crews will be identifiable by their Farmington Electric Utility System badges and work vehicles. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our customer service department at 505-599-1353. 
Underground Maint work area June 13 2017

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