NV Energy files plans for three solar-plus-storage projects in Nevada

Jul 22, 2020 05:44 PM ET
  • Utility NV Energy has actually revealed plans to develop three solar parks as well as a massive transmission line project in Nevada, as it aims to transform the state's clean energy landscape.
NV Energy files plans for three solar-plus-storage projects in Nevada
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The solar-plus-projects, which develop part of the utility's Integrated Resource Plan declaring, total 478MW of brand-new solar photovoltaic generation and also 338MW of battery storage. It is expected these will certainly develop greater than 700 short-lived jobs and be completed by the end of 2023.

Dry Lake is a 150MW photovoltaic or pv project with a 100MW, four-hour battery storage space system. Situated 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas, it is being established by NV Energy and also will become its second and also largest company-owned sustainable project.

Planned for building and construction south of Boulder City, Boulder Solar III includes a 128MW solar array and also a 58MW, four-hour battery storage space system. It is being created by 174 Power Global and also KOMIPO America.

Ultimately, Chuckwalla is a 200MW plant paired with a 180MW, four-hour battery storage space system, located 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas. EDF Renewables North America will develop the project.

NV Energy CEO Doug Cannon said: "These three projects represent NV Energy's continued dedication to bring the advantages of low-cost solar energy and storage to our consumers."

As part of its IRP declaring in Nevada, NV Energy is likewise seeking consent for a transmission line project called Greenlink Nevada that will certainly consist of 2 distinctive line sectors.

If approved, the project is slated to start in 2020 as well as sustain greater than 4,000 tasks during its 11-year construction duration.

" Nevada's just recently boosted sustainable portfolio typical calls for 50% of power used in Nevada ahead from renewable resource resources, and also these transmission lines are timed in order to satisfy this mandate and to make substantial developments to fulfill the state's 2050 carbon decrease objectives," said Cannon.

" Our clients will certainly enjoy the ecological and economic advantages of greater transmission capacity and also increased renewable resource, consisting of cleaner air, organisation growth, improved dependability as well as reduced energy costs."

The recently revealed projects will certainly be added to NV Energy's existing portfolio of 53 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass projects both in service and under advancement, including 2,191 MW of new solar power and almost 700MW of battery energy storage space systems.

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