Primergy Solar constructing 600-MW solar + storage space portfolio for Nevada utility

Jun 3, 2021 01:55 PM ET
  • Nevada utility NV Energy will include 2 brand-new solar + storage projects totaling 600 MW of energy as well as 480 MW of storage and also have the capability to power 127,000 homes to its customer territory.
Primergy Solar constructing 600-MW solar + storage space portfolio for Nevada utility
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NV Energy filed its triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) June 1 with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) that outlines a method to advance Nevada's sustainability objectives while keeping risk-free as well as trustworthy solution throughout extreme temperatures and making certain reduced, stable prices for consumers.

" Today's declaring demonstrates NV Energy's dedication to helping Nevada accomplish its objective of net-zero carbon exhausts by 2050 and builds on the ecological, economic and also integrity benefits that Greenlink Nevada, our brand-new transmission initiative, will certainly offer our state and also our clients," stated Doug Cannon, NV Energy head of state and CEO. "This plan outlines several ingenious methods we are making sure safe and also trustworthy solution in a transforming environment and fulfilling the growing and also advancing energy demands of our clients."

These solar + storage projects are being proposed in order to replace the coal-fired North Valmy Generation Station, situated in Winnemucca by 2025. They are expected to develop several hundred building tasks, with the bulk to be carried out by the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers via a labor arrangement with project designer Primergy Solar and also will certainly give 16 permanent settings.

The Iron Point Solar Project is a 250-MW solar photovoltaic system coupled with 200 MW of battery storage. The project will be located in Humboldt County and has actually an expected in-service date of December 2023. As Well As Hot Pot Solar Project is a 350-MW solar photovoltaic or pv system paired with 280 MW of battery storage. The project will be situated in Humboldt County as well as has actually an anticipated in-service day of December 2024.

NV Energy will likewise develop 3 grid-tied battery energy storage systems in north Nevada. These systems will certainly give 66 MW of energy storage space capacity that can be sent off throughout times of highest possible customer demand.

The IRP filing likewise includes new energy performance and also demand reaction options for NV Energy's domestic consumers. Used under the PowerShift by NV Energy brand name, these solutions need to help customers lower their energy usage and also decrease the amount of energy the firm have to deliver, particularly during times of top energy usage. These added PowerShift offerings include rewards for new domestic construction and also the installment of energy-saving items in houses, in addition to electrical lorry charging as well as storage space measures.

Additionally, NV Energy is suggesting a test program to bring the benefits of small-scale solar + storage systems to clients in low-income and also underserved neighborhoods.