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NV Energy plans 1.2 GW of solar and 590 MW of battery in the US

26 Jun 2019

US power utility NV Energy has filed its integrated resource plan to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (United States) and plans to add nearly 1,200 MW of new solar PV power capacity across three projects and 590 MW of battery storage capacity in Clark County (southern Nevada) by the end of 2023. The utility will sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the project developers. The Arrow Canyon solar project would consist of a 200 MW solar PV project with a 75 MW - 5 hour battery storage system, developed by EDF. The Southern Bighorn Solar & Storage Center project would consist of a 300 MW solar park with a 135 MW - 4 hour Li-Ion battery energy storage system (BESS), developed by 8minute Solar Energy, while the Gemini Solar + Battery Storage Project would include a 690 MW solar PV project along with a 380 MW (AC) BESS, developed by Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and Arevia Power.

This announcement is part of NV Energy's plans to double its renewable energy by 2023 and to serve its customers with 100% renewable energy. It will also fit with an April 2019 law requiring Nevada power providers to reach a 50% renewable energy portfolio standard (RPS) by 2030.

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