The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has approved NV Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan, which will bring an additional 1.19 GW of new solar renewable energy projects to Nevada and an additional 590 MW of energy storage capacity.
All three projects will be located in southern Nevada and are expected to be completed and serving customers by Jan. 1, 2024.
The three new projects are:
- Arrow Canyon Solar Project – A 200 MW solar photovoltaic project with a 75 MW/five-hour battery storage system. The project will be located in Clark County, 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas on the Moapa Band of Paiutes Indian Reservation. It is being developed by EDF Renewables North America.
- Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center – A 300 MW solar array that includes a 135 MW/four-hour Li-Ion battery energy storage system. The project will be built in Clark County on the Moapa River Indian Reservation about 30 miles north of Las Vegas. It is being developed by 8minute Solar Energy.
- Gemini Solar + Battery Storage Project – A 690 MW solar photovoltaic array coupled with a 380 MW AC battery storage system. The project will be located in Clark County, 25 miles northeast of Las Vegas, on approximately 7,100 acres of federally-owned land under the management of the Bureau of Land Management. It is being developed by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners in collaboration with Arevia Power.
The three new solar energy projects and three related energy storage resources will create more than 3,000 construction period jobs using union labor.
The projects will be added to NV Energy’s current portfolio of 57 geothermal, solar, hydro, wind, biomass and supported rooftop solar projects, both in service and under development.