Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy’s residential “smart” meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires.
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The National Clean Energy Summit has been held in Las Vegas every year since Sen. Harry Reid launched it in 2008, but Northern Nevada stole much of the limelight at this year’s event with the $5 billion story of the day: Tesla’s decision to place its battery Gigafactory in the same Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center a biofuel plant will be built.
U.S. motorists will encounter the cheapest Labor Day weekend for driving in four years, but prices in Las Vegas continue to run about 25 cents per gallon more than the national average.
State utility regulators have approved a request by NV Energy to participate in a regional Energy Imbalance Market to take advantage of low-cost energy resources.
A deal negotiated last week by regulators and consumer advocates with NV Energy to avoid a rate increase in Southern Nevada power rates next year remains a work in progress.
Southern Nevada electricity consumers will not see a rate hike next year, marking the first time in more than three decades that ratepayers have managed to duck an NV Energy-proposed rate increase.
Rooftop solar advocates argued against any move to create a separate and potentially higher rate class for customers who use the systems to lower their power bills at a workshop Wednesday before the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.
Workers at a solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
SolarCity has opened a new 18,000- square-foot facility in Henderson.
EL CENTRO, Calif. — The customer-owned electric utility serving Southern California’s Imperial Valley will pay a $12 million civil penalty in a vast power outage three years ago.
RENO — Geothermal energy was called a “slow, steady reliable resource” on Tuesday by an official participating the Geothermal Energy Association’s annual national summit at the Grand Sierra Resort.
Nevada Power has amended its general rate increase request in a filing Friday with the state Public Utilities Commission, raising the revenue requirement to $37.8 million from the $20.8 million sought originally May 2.
A legislative committee Friday agreed to draft a bill for the 2015 session to look at energy-savings opportunities for utility customers, but the panel declined to move forward with the specific recommendations of a public policy group.
Nevada utility customers could save hundreds of millions of dollars on their electric bills if the Nevada Legislature adopted energy savings standards as 26 other states have already done, a public policy group said Wednesday.
A rate increase billed as the smallest in more than a decade for Southern Nevada electricity customers may not end up that way when new rates take effect next year.
A report prepared for a legislative committee on utility rates over the past nearly 30 years shows what most consumers already know. It costs a lot more today to turn on the lights and cool the house than it did just three decades ago.
There are no significant costs going forward to nonparticipating ratepayers from homeowners who install their own rooftop solar systems to reduce their power bills, according to a study submitted to the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.
NV Energy has named Paul Caudill as its president and chief executive officer. Caudill replaces Michael Yackira, who retired Monday as chief executive officer for the company.
CARSON CITY – Southern Nevada utility customers will get a small break on their electricity bills beginning next week.
Just in time for summer, Henderson Libraries recently completed the construction of solar panels at the Paseo Verde Library to become more energy-efficient.
Homeowners who install solar systems to reduce their power bills could one day find themselves paying more for the privilege.
When it comes to meeting sweeping new federal guidelines for power plant pollution, Nevada could have an easier time than other states.
NV Energy south filed a general rate request with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission that seeks a 0.9 percent overall increase across all rate classes, or about $20.8 million. The effect of the increase would be about 1.85 percent, or $2.82 a month for an average residential customer in Southern Nevada.
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