Wind Energy Systems Demonstration Program

The Nevada Legislature created the Wind Energy Systems Demonstration Program (“Wind Program”) during the 2007 legislative session to encourage the development of renewable energy. The Wind Program requires public utilities that supply electricity in Nevada to develop and administer programs that offer rebates to customers who install eligible wind energy systems on their property. The Legislature’s goal is to have no less than 5 megawatts of wind energy systems in Nevada by 2012.

  • The Wind Program is defined by the Legislature in NRS 701B.400 - 701B.650.
  • The PUCN regulates the Wind Program through regulations adopted in NAC 701B.400 - 701B.545 and through examining the utilities' annual plan filings.
  • The Wind Program is subject to changes made by the Nevada Legislature and the PUCN. 
  • The Wind Program has four categories of participation:  1) school property, 2) public and other property, 3) private residential property and small business property, and 4) agricultural property. 
  • The Wind Program is funded by ratepayers through the Renewable Energy Program Rate charge on their monthly bills.
  • Customers who receive an incentive payment for a qualifying wind system must assign ownership of the portfolio energy credits ("PECs") generated by the system to the electric utility administering the incentive program.
  • For information about participating in a wind energy program, visit NV Energy's website for details about its WindGenerations incentive program.