Supporters of renewable energy rallied at both ends of the state Monday to support efforts in the Nevada Legislature this session to promote solar and other renewables as a way to help the environment, improve health and create jobs.
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Nevada’s burgeoning rooftop solar industry crashed and burned last year after new rates for net metering were approved that did away with financial incentives for the green energy investment. Now several state lawmakers want to get the industry back on track and growing again.
Caesars Entertainment Corp. has reached agreement to pay a $44 million “exit fee” to leave as a retail customer of Nevada Power and purchase its own power supplies on the wholesale market.
NV Energy customers who were grandfathered in under more favorable net metering rates as a result of a 2016 decision by state utility regulators need to act soon if they want to take advantage of the opportunity.
The data storage company Switch announced Tuesday that it has opened what it calls the largest, most advanced data center campus in the world – also known as The Citadel Campus, at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center east of Reno.
NV Energy announced on Monday that the 50-megawatt Boulder Solar II power plant achieved commercial operation status and is now serving NV Energy customers in Nevada.
NV Energy on Friday filed an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to enter into a power purchase agreement with Apple to expand solar energy in the state.
Nevada lost more than 2,500 rooftop solar installation jobs in 2016 after state utility regulators imposed new, less favorable net metering rates that slowed the industry to a crawl, a new report released Tuesday shows.
NV Energy and Apple said Wednesday that they agreed to build 200 megawatts of additional solar energy in Nevada by early 2019. In a statement, NV Energy said the projects will supply renewable energy for Apple’s Reno data center.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, left open Thursday the possibility that Yucca Mountain could house nuclear waste in the future.
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