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NV Energy Seeking Approval for Over
100 MW of Solar and Geothermal Projects

by Staff
Renew Grid, March 15, 2011

NV Energy says it is seeking approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to enter into long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 50 MW of new solar energy from two proposed photovoltaic projects in southern Nevada and 51 MW from a new geothermal project slated for Churchill County, Nev.

In addition, NV Energy is requesting permission to enter into long-term agreements with Amonix, a designer and manufacturer of concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems. NV Energy will purchase renewable portfolio standard (RPS) credits that will be produced by various Amonix solar projects in the city of North Las Vegas.

The new PPAs include a 30 MW solar photovoltaic project east of North Las Vegas to be built by California-based Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, a 20 MW solar photovoltaic to be built in North Las Vegas by Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources, and a 51 MW nameplate capacity geothermal project near Dixie, Nev., to be built by Reno-based Ormat Technologies.

NV Energy adds that it expects to meet or exceed the 2011 RPS requirement of 15% and is on track to reach the state-mandated requirement of 25% by 2025.

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NV Energy Seeking Approval for Over 100 MW of Solar and Geothermal Projects
Renew Grid, March 15, 2011

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