Nevada’s Growing Solar Power

NV Energy has announced plans $2 billion in six new utility scale solar projects in Nevada. The energy capacity of the six solar projects will be 1,000 MW. NV Energy, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is a public utility that provides electric and natural gas services in Nevada. NV Energy is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. The six new solar projects are as follows:
1) Cypress Creek Renewables’ 100-MW Battle Mountain Solar Project, which includes 25 MW of battery energy storage for a four-hour period
2) NextEra Energy Resources’ 200-MW Dodge Flat Solar Energy Center, which includes 50 MW of battery energy storage for four hours
3) NextEra Energy Resources’ 100-MW Fish Springs Ranch Solar Energy Center, which includes 25 MW of battery energy storage for four hours
4) 8minutenergy Renewables’ 300-MW Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Farm, which will be sited on land owned by the Moapa Band of Paiutes
5) Sempra Renewables’ 250-MW Copper Mountain Solar 5 project
6) Techren Solar’s 50-MW Techren Solar V project

NV Energy has filed for approval of the six utility scale solar projects with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission (NPUC). The NPUC is expected to approve NV Energy’s plan.

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