- Nevada utility NV Energy has secured approval from the PUCN for its IRP
- It gives the company go ahead for its 1.19 GW solar PV and 590 MW of energy storage capacity development
- To be located in Clark County, the three projects will be built by EDF Renewables, 8minute Solar Energy and Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners with Arevia Power
NV Energy has received green light from the Public Utilities Commissions of Nevada (PUCN) to go ahead with its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) under which the Nevada based electric utility will set up 1.19 GW solar power capacity in addition to 590 MW of energy storage.
NV Energy had applied for PUCN approval to its IRP plan in June 2019 (see NV Energy To Add 1.2 GW Solar With 3 New Projects).
This capacity will be established in the form of three PV projects in Clark County. It will be commissioned and grid connected by January 1, 2024. During the construction period, these three projects are expected to create more than 3,000 jobs for locals.
The first project is identified as a 200 MW PV plant with a 75 MW/5 hour battery storage system – the Arrow Canyon Solar Project will be developed by EDF Renewables North America using bifacial solar panels. Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center will have 300 MW PV and a 135 MWh/4 hour Li-on battery energy storage system to be developed by 8minute Solar Energy. The third project is called Gemini SOlar+Battery Storage with 690 MW PV and a 380 MW AC battery storage system to be developed by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and Arevia Power.
On completion, these projects will join the fleet of geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and rooftop solar projects of NV Energy that currently add up to 57 in number.