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The Indy Explains: Why NV Energy is pushing for a $2 billion statewide transmission upgrade

July 27th, 2020 - 2:00am
Now, more than a decade later, the utility has proposed another major transmission line upgrade. Dubbed “Greenlink Nevada,” the estimated $2 billion transmission project would upgrade existing lines between Ely and western Nevada (centered in Yerrington) and a new line between Las Vegas and Yerrington, forming a transmission line triangle inside the state.


Southwest Gas proposes hiking gas rates across state to pay for infrastructure upgrades, other costs

March 5th, 2020 - 2:00am
The proposed rate increases would mean the average monthly bill for a Southern Nevada single-family residence would go up by an estimated 8.65 percent, or a $3.71 hike in their monthly gas bill. The increase would be less for the company’s Northern Nevada customers, with an estimated 3.19 percent increase or roughly $2.47 increase in monthly gas bills.


NV Energy to pay North Las Vegas $250,000 a year to remain a customer

February 25th, 2020 - 2:00am
The contract, which was approved without comment as part of the North Las Vegas City Council’s consent agenda during a meeting last Wednesday, is the latest in an ever-growing string of contracts that sees NV Energy give direct cash payments to government entities in return for sticking with the utility as a customer and promising to apply for a future fixed-rate, renewable energy based pricing program.


NV Energy faces six-figure fine for ignoring energy storage incentive targets

December 18th, 2019 - 2:00am
According to a draft order published on Friday and up for approval at the Public Utility Commission’s Wednesday meeting, the utility essentially ignored a 2017 state law and subsequent commission orders requiring it to put aside $10 million in energy storage investments, instead using the funds to pump up subsidy payments for solar installations. The fine, which will be deposited in the state’s general budgetary fund, is the maximum amount allowed under Nevada law.

Energy | Environment | State Government

Sisolak signs climate change executive order, says state will look at stronger emission standards

November 22nd, 2019 - 1:11pm
The announcement marks a significant shift for an executive branch that was early to embrace renewable energy, but until recently had shied away from making explicit policy statements on an issue that scientists say is playing a role in rising temperatures, more extreme wildfires and increased variability of mountain snowpack, the source of drinking water for most Nevadans.


NV Energy sends termination notice to massive Tonopah solar project, developer accuses Energy Department of taking over

October 6th, 2019 - 2:00am
NV Energy notified a widely watched solar facility that it was terminating its power contract after it “failed to produce” the required amount of energy, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. The lawsuit paints a stark picture of a 110-megawatt solar facility that has faced several recent management and operational issues. 



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