Two lawmakers with long experience in crafting Nevada’s rooftop-solar policy said Wednesday they never intended to continually raise the net metering cap beyond the 3 percent level now in law.
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MGM Resorts International has followed through with an application with state regulators to leave Nevada Power Co. and purchase its own electricity on the wholesale market, joining Wynn Las Vegas and Las Vegas Sands Corp.
The daylong National Clean Energy Summit promotes advances in energy and energy efficiency and has attracted top political and business leaders.
A state lawmaker said Monday she wants the Public Utilities Commission to resolve the issue of how to allow the rooftop-solar industry to remain economically viable in Nevada without shifting costs to other utility customers.
Applications by Wynn Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to leave Nevada Power Company, doing business as part of NV Energy, and acquire their own electricity on the wholesale market have been filed with state regulators.
On Earth Day last month, just as a hearing was getting underway on an application by the data-storage company Switch to leave Nevada Power, the utility’s parent company came out with a little-noticed press release.
A typical Southern Nevada single-family residential customer bill of $154.54, based on average usage of 1,141 kilowatt-hours a month, will see a decrease of approximately 3.13 percent, or $4.84.
A poll of 300 likely Nevada voters suggests that state lawmakers could suffer at the polls come election time next year if they do not support expanding rooftop solar efforts through a net metering program.
A site within the U.S. Naval Air Station in Fallon was one of five the Department of Energy is considering for its Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy lab. California, Utah, Idaho and Oregon also are competing.
Allowing data storage company Switch to leave Nevada Power with a lower “exit fee” than recommended by state regulators would expose the utility and its remaining customers to the volatile purchased power market and would not be in the public interest, a member of the PUC staff has testified.
The list of large companies seeking to leave Nevada Power to secure their own cheaper energy is growing.
NV Energy’s report on renewable energy shows that the utility has exceeded the state’s 18 percent Renewable Portfolio Standard requirement for 2014, which is based on total energy sales.
An NV Energy official said this week that rooftop solar companies can continue to operate in Nevada without net metering.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Friday told a clean-energy luncheon he was proud of the progress Nevada has made during the past few years in developing renewable energy and attracting new businesses.
Three major Southern Nevada hotel-casino companies want to follow the lead of Switch and leave NV Energy to secure their own power supplies.
NV Energy continues to seek options for phasing out its coal-fired power plants in Southern Nevada.
Overcast skies couldn’t keep the sun from shining on Tuesday’s groundbreaking event to launch construction of a 15-megawatt solar project at Nellis Air Force Base.
Applications for rebates through NV Energy’s SolarGenerations program have jumped tenfold since August, to about 1,000 per month.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee was on hand for the opening of the second SolarCity operation center in the Las Vegas Valley at their new facility in North Las Vegas on Tuesday.
A new solar power plant in Central Nevada has changed its operation after more than 100 birds were scorched by concentrated sunlight. But project officials insist that solar plants kill far fewer birds than other man-made hazards.
After Southern Nevada’s four-month honeymoon with reduced gasoline prices, motorists now have been hit with the perfect storm. A number of factors has resulted in gasoline prices skyrocketing from sub-$2-a-gallon to where it is now, $2.84 a gallon.
Several Las Vegas Valley stations were pumping regular unleaded gasoline for under $2 a gallon, the website GasBuddy.com reported on Monday.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. on Wednesday hailed the shutdown of three of four coal-fired units at a plant near Moapa, saying Nevada’s energy future is in development of solar, wind and geothermal resources. The three units were shut down on Dec. 20.
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