Las Vegas may be going solar. City leaders on Tuesday announced a three-year deal with NV Energy they hope will see every city-owned streetlight, park, community center, fire station and public building powered by renewable energy by 2017.
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After a monthslong back-and-forth that included quiet threats to leave the grid, Las Vegas may soon reach a new utilities deal with NV Energy.
A new solar project, the first utility-scale facility to be owned and operated by NV Energy, is now sending electricity to Nellis Air Force Base.
Southern Nevadans will get a break on their monthly electricity bills beginning in January.
The battle over rooftop solar will be re-engaged this week as state regulators take up permanent rules for net metering that could dramatically alter the future of the industry in Nevada.
A new poll of Nevada residents ahead of next week's state regulatory hearings on net metering shows strong support for the existing rooftop solar tariff and opposition to NV Energy's proposal.
The head of Nevada's largest electric utility said Tuesday the process for allowing large users to leave the network and seek cheaper power elsewhere is a "toxic" exercise but pledged nonetheless to assist in the transition if that is the final outcome.
Paul Caudill, president and chief executive of NV Energy, will testify Tuesday before Nevada's Public Utilities Commission on the application by Wynn Las Vegas to withdraw as a customer and buy its power on the open market.
A coalition formed by two major casino companies and a rooftop-solar business to promote energy competition and independence announced Thursday that former Gov. Bob List has been named as chairman of the group.
CARSON CITY — Southern Nevada hotel-casino operators are asking state regulators to mandate that Nevada Power provide detailed information on other competitive options to contrast with the utility company's preliminary proposal to build a new $965 million gas plant to meet Southern Nevada's future energy needs.
Southern Nevada utility customers will pay more for electricity if NV Energy is allowed to build its own new 706 megawatt natural gas power plant rather than continue to purchase energy from existing plants, an analysis released Tuesday shows.
Southern Nevada residential, commercial and industrial customers of NV Energy will see their rates go down starting Thursday, with an overall decrease of 2.19 percent due in part to lower fuel costs.
State utility regulators on Wednesday approved an agreement worked out between the date storage company Switch and Nevada Power Co. to keep the company as a customer of the utility and avoid the potential of a rate hike for all rate payers.
Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday he has appointed Paul Thomsen as chairman of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission beginning Oct. 1.
A Canadian company on Wednesday announced an agreement with Tesla Motors Inc. to potentially provide lithium from a brine mine in central Nevada for the electric car maker's battery factory.
A witness for MGM Resorts International is highly critical of Nevada Power Co. in testimony filed with the state Public Utilities Commission, saying that the gaming company intends to proceed with its application to leave the utility as a retail customer despite the potential of having to pay an "exit fee" of as much as $90 million.
The mighty sun appears to have hit the black hole of Nevada politics in the caustic dispute between NV Energy and the rooftop solar industry over the expansion of net metering.
Nevada's popular rooftop-solar program will proceed under existing rates and rules for the short term even though a cap on net metering was hit last week, the state Public Utilities Commission decided Wednesday.
A member of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday filed a draft order in the net metering debate proposing to allow potential rooftop solar customers to install panels under the current rates and rules.
President Barack Obama came to Las Vegas Monday to talk about renewable energy, and he started with a bit of advice for the crowd of about 1,000 cheering attendees.
Sen. Harry Reid on Monday called on NV Energy to "get real" about rooftop solar or risk alienating customers and perhaps losing in court.
CARSON CITY — NV Energy says the 235-megawatt cap on net metering capacity was reached at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Nevada Public Utilities Commission staff has estimated that it would cost three major Las Vegas gaming companies nearly $131 million to "exit" Nevada Power Co. as customers and buy their electricity on the open market.
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