NV Energy's RFP Seeks More Renewable Energy

NV Energy's Nevada-based utility subsidiaries have issued a request for proposals (RFP) for additional renewable energy resources.

Proposals will be considered for energy derived from solar, geothermal, biomass, wind and other resources eligible for portfolio energy credits under Nevada renewable energy law. Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard is 12 percent of the total amount of retail electricity sales and increases to 15 percent in 2011 and to 25 percent in 2025.

Responses to the RFP are due at 5 p.m. (PDT) on April 16. Parties interested in submitting a response should visit NV Energy’s Web site. A Pre-Bidders Conference is scheduled for March 11.

The company has more than 1,200 megawatts of geothermal, solar, wind, biomass, small hydro, and waste-heat recovery under contract that are either in commercial operation or in the project development stage.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company with principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, which serve approximately 2.4 million state citizens and nearly 40 million tourists annually.

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