GE has been awarded a 12-year service contract by NV Energy to help ensure the long-term reliability and availability of four key power plants within the company's generating fleet.

The agreement covers GE-designed 7FA/D11 gas and steam generation equipment at NV Energy’s Frank A Tracy, Chuck Lenzie, Harry Allen and Silverhawk combined-cycle power stations.

NV Energy vice president of power generation Kevin Geraghty said that the service agreement with GE is designed to increase the long-term reliability of NV Energy’s power plants and to help ensure maximum operational flexibility.

"Increasing the long-term reliability of our plants will help us control energy prices and meet the diverse energy demands of our customers," Geraghty said.

NV Energy is a Las Vegas-based electricity and natural gas utility that provides energy services and products to approximately 2.4 million citizens of Nevada.