NV Energy Seeks Nevada Approval for Renewable Energy Projects

15 March 2011 (Last Updated March 15th, 2011 18:30)

NV Energy is looking for approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, US, to sign long-term power purchase agreements for 50MW of solar energy and 51MW of geothermal energy. The power purchase agreements from solar energy include a 30MW solar photovoltaic project in Las Vegas

NV Energy is looking for approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, US, to sign long-term power purchase agreements for 50MW of solar energy and 51MW of geothermal energy.

The power purchase agreements from solar energy include a 30MW solar photovoltaic project in Las Vegas to be built by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and a 20MW solar plant in the same city by NextEra Energy Resources.

A 51MW geothermal project will also be developed for the power purchase in Nevada by Ormat Technologies.

With the approval from the Nevada authority, NV Energy's renewable energy portfolio will total to 1,281MW from renewable energy sources.