NV Energy is seeking approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to enter into long-term power purchase agreements for 50MW of new solar energy from two proposed photovoltaic projects and 51MW from a new geothermal project slated for Churchill County, Nevada, US.
NV Energy is also requesting permission to enter into long-term agreements with Amonix, engaged in designing and manufacturing concentrated photovoltaic solar power systems.
The Amonix solar power systems and some of the credits will be produced at the company’s new manufacturing facility in the City of North Las Vegas, and NV Energy plans to purchase these credits from the projects.
The new power purchase agreements include a 30MW (AC) solar photovoltaic project east of the City of North Las Vegas to be built by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, and a 20MW (AC) solar photovoltaic project that will be in the City of North Las Vegas by NextEra Energy Resources.
The agreements also include a 51MW nameplate capacity geothermal project near Dixie, Nevada, to be built by Reno-based Ormat Technologies.