Nevada-based utility provider NV Energy announced three projects totalling 590 MWh of energy storage capacity and additional 1,190 MW of solar energy in the state.
NV Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan which was approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) in December 2019, is expected to help power 230,000 homes.
“Today’s decision brings the environmental and price benefits of low-cost solar energy to our customers – and the addition of energy storage capabilities allows us to extend the benefits of renewable energy to times when the sun is not shining,” said Doug Cannon, NV Energy President and Chief Executive Officer.
“We are proud to be delivering a renewable energy vision to our customers that also supports Nevada’s economic and sustainability goals,” Doug added.
The three new projects announced are Arrow Canyon Solar Project, Southern Bighorn Solar and Storage Center and Gemini Solar and Battery Storage project. All three projects will be in southern Nevada and are expected to start serving customers by January 1, 2024.
The Arrow Canyon Solar project is being developed by EDF Renewables North America and includes 200 MW solar photovoltaic project with 75 megawatt – five-hour battery storage system. The Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center is being developed by 8minute Solar Energy and includes 300 MW solar array that includes 135 MW-four-hour Li-ion battery energy storage system. The Gemini Solar and Battery Storage Project is being developed by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners in collaboration with Arevia Power and includes 690 MW solar photovoltaic array with a 380-MW AC battery storage system.