Company Proposes more Renewables, Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency Options
On June 1, NV Energy made its triennial Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) filing with the Public Utilities
Commission of Nevada (PUCN) that lays out a strategy to advance Nevada’s sustainability goals while
maintaining safe and reliable service during extreme temperatures and ensuring low, stable rates for
“Today’s filing demonstrates NV Energy’s commitment to helping Nevada achieve its goal of net-zero
carbon emissions by 2050 and builds upon the environmental, economic and reliability benefits that
Greenlink Nevada, our new transmission initiative, will bring to our state and our customers,” said Doug
Cannon, NV Energy President and Chief Executive Officer. “This plan outlines several innovative ways
we are ensuring safe and reliable service in a changing climate and meeting the growing and evolving
energy needs of our customers.”
NV Energy will add two new solar plus storage projects, which total 600 megawatts of energy and 480
megawatts of storage and have the capacity to power 127,000 homes. These projects are being proposed
in order to replace the coal fired North Valmy Generation Station, located in Winnemucca, NV, by 2025.
They will create several hundred construction jobs, with the bulk to be performed by the International
Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW) through a labor agreement with project developer Primergy
Solar and will provide 16 permanent positions.
The two new projects are:
• Iron Point Solar Project – A 250-megawatt solar photovoltaic system paired with 200
megawatts of battery storage. The project will be located in Humboldt County, NV and has an
expected in-service date of December 2023. It is being developed and built by Primergy Solar.
• Hot Pot Solar Project – A 350-megawatt solar photovoltaic system paired with 280 megawatts
of battery storage. The project will be located in Humboldt County, NV and has an expected inservice date of December 2024. It is being developed and built by Primergy Solar.
NV Energy will also build three grid-tied battery energy storage systems in northern Nevada. These
systems will provide 66 megawatts of energy storage capacity that can be dispatched during times of
highest customer demand.
The IRP filing also includes new energy efficiency and demand response options for NV Energy’s
residential customers. Offered under the PowerShift by NV Energy brand, these services will further help
customers decrease their energy use and reduce the amount of energy the company must deliver,
especially during times of peak energy use. These additional PowerShift offerings include incentives for
new residential construction and the installation of energy-saving products in homes, along with enhanced
electric vehicle charging and storage measures.
Additionally, NV Energy is proposing a trial program to bring the benefits of small-scale solar plus
storage systems to customers in low-income and underserved communities. NV Energy anticipates a decision on its IRP filing by year-end.
NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to more than 1.5 million customers throughout
Nevada and a typical annual tourist population of 54 million. NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company
whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as
NV Energy. NV Energy is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information about NV Energy is
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