April 10 -- Last legislative session, the passage of Senate Bill 123 set a timeline to retire the Reid Gardner coal plant just 50 miles outside Las Vegas and mandated NV Energy introduce 350 megawatts of renewable energy in the next several years.
This is encouraging for Nevada’s clean-energy economy, but a glaring omission from SB123 was mention of improving Nevada’s energy-efficiency performance. The bill allows NV Energy to build up to 550MW of new flexible power. This flexible power could be anything from natural gas to solar energy, but the most cost-effective way to use that flexible power is through improved energy efficiency. >>View Article