in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Nevada Power Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sierra Pacific Resources (SPR), has received approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) for development of two renewable energy-generating plants. Additionally, the commission gave approval for the company to spend $3.5 million on renewable transmission system routing and siting studies.

The transmission studies are part of the utilities' long-range plan to bring increased amounts of renewable energy to the state's consumers. If fully built-out, the system could be made up of more than 500 miles of new 345 kV transmission lines and a number of new substations, located strategically to provide improved grid access for geothermal, wind and solar plants that are under development, as well as meeting the utilities' other needs.

"Nevada is already number one in solar and geothermal power per capita, and we are continuing to push forward aggressively," says Michael Yackira, president and CEO of SPR. "We currently have 23 other geothermal plants under contract and are actively pursuing further investments in geothermal, solar and wind energy."

SOURCE: Nevada Power Co.

Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Canwea_id1984
Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Renewable NRG_id1934