Sen. Harry Reid, who is retiring after a three-decade political career that saw him rise higher than any Nevada politician before him, has always been the go-to lawmaker on all things related to gaming, tourism and transportation.
If approved by the commission, it would become the third large gaming company in the state to abandon the state-regulated energy company in recent months.
The Peppermill Resort in Reno has filed an application to exit as a retail customer of NV Energy and acquire its own electricity on the wholesale market.
MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts have told state utility regulators they will leave as retail customers of Nevada Power to secure their own electricity supplies starting Oct. 1.
Staff with the Public Utilities Commission say in recent filings that the multimillion dollar exit fees required by state regulators to allow three major Nevada gaming companies to leave Nevada Power as retail customers are legal and proper.