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Las Vegas on track to rely exclusively on renewable energy

Staff writer |
The city of Las Vegas and NV Energy announced a new partnership that has potential to take the city to a new level of environmental sustainability by becoming a leader in renewable energy.

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Upon approval of a filing to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and ratification by the Las Vegas City Council, this partnership will dedicate to city operations a portion of energy produced by a local solar facility that is currently in development.

The energy dedicated from this solar facility, coupled with the power the city receives from NV Energy that already satisfies our state’s renewable portfolio standard, will allow the city of Las Vegas’ retail load to be served 100 percent by renewable energy.

In partnership with NV Energy, every streetlight, city park, community center, fire station, service yard and public building owned by the city will be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.

The solar facility that will be initially supporting the city’s 100 percent renewable energy goal is the 100-megawatt (AC) Boulder Solar power plant currently under development in the Eldorado Valley of Boulder City, Nv.

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