Feds Approve Largest U.S. Solar Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 19:20:40 +0000

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A Nevada installation that would be the largest solar power project in U.S. history was approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior on May 11. The estimated $1 billion, 690-MW Gemini photovoltaic solar electric generating facility is sited on 7,000 acres about 30 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Interior Secretary David L. Bernhardt signed […]

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Permitting Issue Delays $1 Billion Nevada Solar Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:40:55 +0000

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it continues to work on issuing a permit for a $1 billion solar power project in Nevada, after already missing two deadlines to move the project forward. The proposed 690-MW Gemini solar farm in Nevada is one of the country’s largest proposed solar projects. It would be operated […]

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Raiders Will Roll With Renewables at New Vegas Stadium

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sat, 01 Feb 2020 21:28:32 +0000

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The Raiders, a franchise that has called both Oakland, California, and Los Angeles home since the team began play in 1960, is moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 National Football League season. And this “new” team will take advantage of renewable resources to power both its new stadium, as well as its administrative offices […]

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Largest US Solar Power Plant Will Be Built On Public Land. Is That A Problem?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 03:00:19 +0000

Gemini solar power plant NevadaThe largest solar power plant in the United States will be constructed on federal land northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The $1 billion project will include battery storage.

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Feds Back Construction of Largest U.S. Solar Farm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 18:55:51 +0000

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The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Dec. 30 released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Gemini solar project, a planned 7,100-acre installation outside Las Vegas, Nevada, with a proposed generation capacity of 690 MW. The $1 billion project would be the largest U.S. solar farm in terms of generation, and includes […]

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1.19 Gigawatts Of Solar Power For The Land Of The Gigafactory

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2019 01:16:40 +0000

solar power Nevada US Air ForceNevada, home of the Tesla EV Gigafactory, is getting a new burst of renewable energy with 1.19 new gigawatts of solar power from the company NV Energy

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BLM Backs 200-MW Solar Project in Northern Nevada

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:46:49 +0000

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Aug. 28 announced its Sierra Front Field Office in the Carson City District in Nevada approved the use of BLM land that will serve the proposed Dodge Flat Solar Energy Center (DFSEC), a 200-MW alternating current photovoltaic (PV) solar energy project near Wadsworth, Nevada, in Washoe County, […]

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POWER Notebook: New 1,600-MW Coal Plant in India; Low-Price Solar Deal in Idaho

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2019 17:14:20 +0000

Financing has reportedly been secured for a 1,600-MW coal-fired power plant in India’s eastern state of Jharkhand. Qatar’s Gulf Times newspaper reported April 6 that Power Finance Corp., a state-run lender in India, and its subsidiary REC approved a $1.5 billion loan for the project. The report said the new plant would be funded through loans […]

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How a Major Resort Owner Manages Its Power [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:46:21 +0000

MGM Resorts International took a bold step in 2016 when it ended its energy-buying relationship with NV Energy and instead chose to purchase electricity from private providers. The company’s decision was driven by a desire to slash bills and boost renewables. Henry Shields, executive director of finance and analysis in the Corporate Sustainability division of […]

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NV Energy Accelerates Retirement of One of Nevada’s Last Coal Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:57:34 +0000

NV Energy plans to retire a 254-MW coal-fired unit in a power-constrained region of Nevada at the end of 2021, four years ahead of schedule. The company will instead purchase 1,001 MW from new solar photovoltaic projects equipped with 100 MW of long-term battery storage, effectively doubling its total renewable generation from 14% in 2017 […]

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