Le Lézard
Classified in: Oil industry, Environment
Subjects: STP, ENP

PUCN Approves 1,190 Megawatts of New Solar Energy, 590 Megawatts of Additional Energy Storage


LAS VEGAS, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) today approved NV Energy's Integrated Resource Plan, which will bring an additional 1,190 megawatts of new solar renewable energy projects to Nevada ? enough to power 230,000 homes ? and an additional 590 megawatts of energy storage capacity.

NV Energy logo. (PRNewsFoto/NV Energy, Inc.)

All three projects will be located in southern Nevada and are expected to be completed and serving customers by January 1, 2024. With the addition of these new projects, NV Energy will also meet the commitment made to customers last year to double its renewable energy.

"Today's decision brings the environmental and price benefits of low-cost solar energy to our customers ? and the addition of energy storage capabilities allows us to extend the benefits of renewable energy to times when the sun is not shining," said Doug Cannon, NV Energy President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are proud to be delivering a renewable energy vision to our customers that also supports Nevada's economic and sustainability goals."

In April, Senate Bill 358 was signed into law by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak requiring Nevada energy providers to achieve a 50 percent renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) by 2030 ? a change that NV Energy fully supported and is one step closer to satisfying with these projects.

The three new solar energy projects and three related energy storage resources will create more than 3,000 construction period jobs using union labor. This will ensure the highest quality construction is used in delivering these projects so they can serve Nevada's energy needs for the long term.

NV Energy signed its first renewable power purchase agreement in the 1980s and has since prided itself on making renewable energy development a priority. The company exceeded Nevada's current renewable energy requirement for the ninth straight year in 2018.

Today's newly approved projects will be added to NV Energy's current portfolio of 57 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and supported rooftop solar projects both in service and under development.

The three new projects are:

About NV Energy
NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to more than 1.4 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 50 million tourists annually. NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy. NV Energy is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.com.

SOURCE NV Energy


These press releases may also interest you

at 00:30
Metal defines luxury - and metallic effects make any package sparkle & shine; therefore, attracting the attention of buyers. Beauty and fragrance brands, food and beverage companies and also pharmaceutical industries, are all using metals and...

14 déc 2019
GameChange Solar today announced the receipt of orders for over 200 MW of Genius Trackertm systems for South America. The first system has started shipping this month. GameChange's experienced field service local support teams enable successful and...

14 déc 2019
QIA and Volkswagen AG announce pioneering autonomous, electric transport initiative to transform urban mobility in Qatar Prototypes of ID. BUZZ AD shuttles from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and of Scania buses to operate on a SDS (self-driving...

14 déc 2019
For two years, the only hospital in the Middle Florida Keys has been a 1-story temporary facility comprised of modular buildings. Driving into the parking lot would make you think of the temporary buildings you would see at school growing up. The...

14 déc 2019
Dave Pearson, Director of Star Renewable Energy (SRE), has been named Champion of Renewables at the Scottish Green Energy Awards held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Thursday 5 December 2019. The winners were selected by a panel...

13 déc 2019
Environmental Lights, a leader in LED lighting solutions, announced it has been acquired by Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. Pfingsten is an operationally-driven private equity firm focused on long-term value creation. Pfingsten has acquired 139...



News published on 4 december 2019 at 18:14 and distributed by: