Renewable energy in New Mexico will be the focus of an Oct. 17 presentation as part of the 2012 Natural Resources Speaker Series. Presenters will be Cindy Murray, Brian Arellano and Laura Sanchez. The title of their presentation is, "Expanding and Integrating Renewable Energy in New Mexico: Challenges and Opportunities."

The presentation will take place at 5:15 p.m. in Room 2402 at the UNM School of Law.

Murray and Arellano, both PNM employees, will discuss PNM's renewable energy and battery storage demonstration project and some of the challenges PNM experiences in expanding and integrating renewable energy projects into PNM's system.

Sanchez, a staff attorney with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, will focus on the legal challenges of renewable energy transmission and discuss the state's ongoing interest in the renewables market.

The presentation is free and open to the public and has been approved by the New Mexico MCLE Board for 1.0 hours of General CLE credit. Parking is available in the L lot, non-metered spaces only.

The presentation is sponsored by the Natural Resources Program at the UNM School of Law and the Environmental Law Society.

For more information, please contact Kendall Alexander at 505.277.3253 or