To allow renewable resources to be delivered throughout the state

NV Energy has announced that its two utility subsidiaries have filed amendments to integrated resource plans with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada which outline plans for power supply and transmission initiatives that include requesting authority to begin construction of the One Nevada transmission line.

The One Nevada transmission line’s (ON Line) interconnection of NV Energy’s northern and southern service territories will allow renewable resources to be delivered throughout the state, improving NV Energy’s ability to comply with Nevada’s portfolio standard in an efficient manner.

The proposed 235-mile, 500kV transmission line, with an initial transfer capability of approximately 600MW, will run from Robinson Summit to the existing Harry Allen 500kV substation northeast of Las Vegas. The projected in-service date is mid-2012 depending on the timing of regulatory approvals.

Michael Yackira, president and CEO of NV Energy, said: This transmission line will allow customers to benefit from the abundant renewable resources located all across our state. ON Line will provide the opportunity to keep more renewable energy in Nevada for the benefit of Nevadans, thereby improving the environment and diversifying the economy.