NV Energy plans to add 1.2 GW photovoltaic plants along with 590 MW storage in Nevada

Nevada-based US utility NV Energy Inc. announced the addition of nearly 1,200 MW of new solar photovoltaic generation to be built in the state, along with 590 MW of battery storage. The renewable energy will come in the form of three projects that will be located in southern Nevada. The company will seek approval of these projects from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada as part of its integrated resource plan filing. The three new solar energy projects and three related battery-energy storage resources are the result of a competitive solicitation initiated in the fall of 2018, and will create more than 3,000 temporary jobs.
The new facilities include the 200 MW »Arrow Canyon Solar Project«, located in Clark County, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas on the Moapa Band of Paiutes Indian Reservation. It is being developed by EDF Renewables North America. The 300 MW »Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center« will be built in Clark County on the Moapa River Indian Reservation about 30 miles north of Las Vegas. It is being developed by 8minute Solar Energy. The 690 MW »Gemini Solar and Battery Storage Project« will be located in Clark County as well, 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas on approximately 7,100 acres of federally-owned land under the management of the Bureau of Land Management. It is being developed by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners in collaboration with Arevia Power, who are managing the development phases of the project. Each of the three announced projects are expected to be completed and serving customers by the end of 2023.
In May of last year, NV Energy announced six new projects totaling 1,001 MW of new renewable energy to be built in the state with 100 MW of battery storage. In April, Senate Bill 358 was signed into law by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak requiring Nevada power providers to achieve a 50 percent renewable energy portfolio standard by 2030.

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