NV Energy bets on green
Nevada utility seeking to complete phase out of coal-fired generation
Nevada utility NV Energy is seeking 135MW of renewable energy across two requests for proposals.
The first is for 35MW of nameplate capacity to be owned by the supplier and is part of the final steps needed to replace the retirement of 812MW of coal-fired generation by 2019.
The second RFP is for 100MW of long-term power purchase agreements from third-parties.
NV energy is using an independent evaluator to monitor and oversee the process, which considers the economic benefit to the state of Nevada, the creation of new jobs in Nevada and the best value to NV Energy customers.
The utility may award more than 100MW of PPAs for renewable energy, based on specific customer interest for renewable energy.
The bidding deadline for this new round of RFPs is 18 March 2016. The company anticipates the new projects will be operational by the end of 2017.
Image: the Spring Valley wind farm in Nevada (PatterN)