3 new solar plants accepted by Nevada Public Utilities Commission

Nov 27, 2020 04:31 PM ET
  • Nevada's Public Utilities Commission has approved 3 new Solar projects that will certainly offer an added 478 megawatts of eco-friendly electricity to the state.
3 new solar plants accepted by Nevada Public Utilities Commission
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The projects, which will certainly all be found in Clark County, likewise consist of 338 megawatts of power storage that can be used during times the sun is not out.

" These brand-new solar plus storage projects are the most up to date of twelve such projects we've brought forward since 2018, and also show NV Energy's ongoing commitment to advance renewable energy growth and minimize carbon emissions while maintaining consumer prices low and also steady," stated NV Energy CEO Doug Cannon in a press release. "These projects will certainly not only power our clients' houses and also services with clean energy, they will create jobs and add to Nevada's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic."

The brand-new plants include a collection of photovoltaic panels situated on BLM land 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas, a solar array in the Eldorado Valley south of Boulder City, and also panels in the Moapa River Indian Reservation 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

These 3 new projects will certainly bring NV Energy's brand-new solar generation to 2,669 megawatts, and also its battery energy storage to 1,028 megawatts. This makes up 22 percent of last year's reported ability of 11,938 megawatts.

A newly-approved modification to Nevada's constitution calls for that 50% of the state's power originated from renewable energies by 2030.

NV Energy specifies that they currently have 56 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, and also biomass projects both in service and under growth.

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