Solar power project begins serving NV Energy customers
NV Energy said the 50 MW Boulder Solar II power plant, which was developed, designed and constructed by SunPower, achieved its commercial operation status and is now serving NV Energy customers in Nevada.
Boulder Solar II is the 14th solar energy resource to serve customers in Nevada, and one of 43 diverse renewable energy projects that are helping to meet the electricity needs of NV Energy customers. It is located southeast of Las Vegas adjacent to the Boulder Solar I resource, which also recently was completed by SunPower and is helping the city of Las Vegas serve its city buildings, parks and lighting with 100 percent green energy. Combined, these two projects represent the largest solar energy resource serving NV Energy customers.
NV Energy’s Senior Vice President of Renewable Energy and Smart Infrastructure Pat Egan noted that the Boulder Solar II project not only benefits NV Energy customers, but also has a positive impact on all residents in Nevada as well as a major customer that is now receiving the renewable energy credits associated with the project.
“All Nevadans benefit from the economic development associated with the construction of another new renewable energy facility in our state, and the renewable energy credits help encourage major customers with impressive sustainability goals to locate in or stay in Nevada. Additionally, our company and our customers benefit because these power purchase agreements help diversify our generation portfolio and provide long-term sources of renewable energy and capacity at a predictable and low price,” he said.