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Renewable Energy Projects Approved and/or Permitted by the PUCN


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    Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute 704.865, the PUCN approves Utility Environmental Protection Act (UEPA) permits for all privately-owned conventional (natural gas, oil, coal, nuclear) utility facilities constructed in Nevada, even if the electricity generated by the facility will be exported out of state. The PUCN also approves the construction of renewable energy projects with an output greater than 70 megawatts, even if the energy is to be exported out of state, and transmission for renewable energy greater than 200 kilovolts. Additionally, the PUCN approves purchase power agreements (PPAs) between NV Energy and conventional utility facilities and renewable energy projects. See the table below for a comprehensive list of renewable energy projects with a PUCN-approved UEPA permit and/or PPA with NV Energy.

    Click here for a list of new and proposed generation plants in Nevada, including renewable energy facilities.

      Projects Within Nevada that Received PUCN Approval

      PUCN Approval

      Project Details

       

      Project

      UEPA1

      PPA2

      COD3

      MW Nameplate4

      Exporting/Internal Generation5

      Notes6

      Biogas

      1

      Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility   X 2005 0.80 Internal 2004

      Geothermal

      2 Beowawe Power   X 2006 17.70 Internal 05-5010
      3 Buffalo/Jersey Valley   X N/A 24.00 N/A 06-10021
      4 Brady   X 1992 24.00 Internal 1990
      5 Carson Lake   X N/A 31.50 N/A 06-10021
      6 Carson Lake Basin Project   X N/A 62.00 N/A 07-07013
      7 Clayton Valley 1   X N/A 53.50 N/A 10-03022
      8 Coyote Canyon X   N/A 70.00 Exporting 11-06014
      9 Desert Peak 2 X X 2007 25.00 Internal 02-11040, 05-3024
      10 Dixie Meadows   X N/A 51.00 N/A 11-03014
      11 Dixie Valley Power Partnership X   1993 72.00 Exporting 93-9036
      12 Earth Power Resources   X N/A 28.00 N/A 02-11040
      13 NGP Blue Mountain X X 2009 49.50 Internal 06/10021/06-11032
      14 Galena 2   X 2007 13.00 Internal 02-11040
      15 Galena 3   X 2007 26.50 Internal 06-05040
      16 Homestrech   X 1986 5.60 Internal 1986
      17 Hot Sulphur Springs   X N/A 46.00 N/A 07-07013
      18 NY Canyon X   N/A 70.00 Exporting 12-01018
      19 ORNI 39/McGinness Hills 2 X   N/A 48.00 Exporting 14-01032
      20 ORNI 43/The Tungsten Project X   N/A 24.00 Exporting 16-01032
      21 ORNI 41/McGinness Hills 3 X   N/A 62.00 Exporting 17-09013
      22 Patua 1 X   2013 70.00 Exporting 10-03012
      23 Burdette   X 2006 26.00 Internal 04-8004
      24 Salt Wells X X 2009 23.60 Internal 07-02015, 04-4011
      25 San Emidio (Expansion)   X 2012 10.90 Internal 11-08010
      26 San Emidio Resources X X 1992 3.80 Internal 1991, 91-9058
      27 Soda Lake 1   X 1987 5.00 Internal 1987
      28 Soda Lake 2   X 1991 18.00 Internal 1989
      29 Streamboat Hills X X 1988 14.60 Internal 1986, 86-1266
      30 Stillwater Geothermal X X 2009 47.20 Internal 07-02015, 06-02019
      31 Tuscarora   X 2012 32.00 Internal 10-03022
      32 McGinness Hills X X 2012 96.00 Internal 13-1107/14-01032

      Hydro

      33 TMWA Fleish   X 2008 2.40 Internal 07-01036
      34 Hooper   X 2016 0.75 Internal 1986
      35 TCID New Lahontan   X 1989 4.00 Internal 1987
      36 Stampede   X N/A 3.60 N/A N/A
      37 TMWA Verdi   X 2009 2.40 Internal 07-01036
      38 TMWA Washoe   X 2008 2.50 Internal 07-01036

      Landfill Gas

      39 CC Landfill Energy   X 2012 12.00 Internal 09-08020
      40 WM Renewable Energy-Lockwood   X 2012 3.20 Internal 10-03022

      Solar

      41 Aiya Solar X   N/A 100.00 External 14-11016
      42 Battle Mountain SP X   N/A 101.00 External 16-11036
      43 Boulder Solar 1   X 2016 100.00 Internal 16-04009
      44 Boulder Solar 2   X 2017 50.00 Internal 16-08035
      45 Bolder Solar Power X   N/A 300.00 Exporting 12-05037
      46 Copper Mountain Solar 2 X   2013 150.00 Exporting 10-05018
      47 Copper Mountain Solar 3 X   N/A 250.00 Exporting 10-12004
      48 Copper Mountain Solar 4 X   N/A 94.00 Exporting 14-10013
      49 Copper Mountain Solar 5 X X N/A 250.00 Internal 19-04011
      50 Crescent Valley Solar Energy X     149.00 Exporting 18-12004
      51 Dodge Flat Solar X X   200.00 Internal 18-06024
      52 Tonopah Crescent Dunes X X N/A 110.00 Internal 10-02010/09-07018
      53 Dry Lake Solar Energy Center X   N/A 150.00 External 14-08003
      54 Harry Allen Solar Energy X   N/A 130.00 External 14-09002/19-04028
      55 Las Vegas Valley Water District   X 2006 3.00 Internal 02-11040
      56 Lovelock Solar Energy X   N/A 190.00 External 18-10013
      57 kRoad Moapa Solar X   N/A 350.00 Exporting 12-06019
      58 Mountain View   X 2014 20.00 Internal 11-03014
      59 Nellis 1 (Solar Star)   X 2007 13.20 Internal 07-01008
      60 RV Apex   X 2012 20.00 Internal 09-08020
      61 Nevada Solar One   X 2007 69.00 Internal 02-12039
      62 Playa Solar LLC X   N/A 200.00 External 14-06001
      63 ACE Searchlight   X N/A 17.50 Internal 09-08020
      64 Silver State Solar Power South X   N/A 250.00 Exporting 11-09010
      65 FRV Spectrum   X 2013 30.00 Internal 11-03014
      66 Sunshine Valley Solar X   N/A 110.00 Exporting 14-05039
      67 Techren Solar X   N/A 300.00 Exporting 12-04013
      68 Townsite Solar X   N/A 180.00 Exporting 12-07021
      69 Moapa Solar X   N/A 200.00 Exporting 12-08023
      70 Silver State X X 2012 52.00 Internal 10-02009, 09-08019
      71 Stillwater PV   X 2012 22.00 Internal 11-03014

      Wind

      72 Spring Valley Wind X X 2012 151.80 Internal 10-02009, 10-02013
       

      Total Megawatts approved by the PUCN

      4,008

         

       

      1UEPA stands for Utility Environmental Protection Act permit.

      2PPA stands for power purchase agreement.

      3COD stands for commercial operation date.

      4MW Nameplate refers to the megawatt nameplate or gross rating of the facility.

      5The Exporting/Internal Generation column explains if the project is exporting its generation out of Nevada or if its being consumed within the state.

      6The Notes column provides PUCN information such as docket numbers or the year PUCN approval was obtained.