CARSON CITY — NV Energy’s proposed “NVision” plan, currently being considered by legislators in Carson City, will increase the cost of electricity, does not include a cap on rate hikes caused by increases in natural gas prices and forces ratepayers to pay NV Energy for stockpiles of coal it has purchased but no longer wants to use. Those are the findings of a new NPRI analysis of Senate Bill 123, which contains the NVision plan.
CARSON CITY — State senators unanimously backed a bill Wednesday that would require NV Energy to close the Reid Gardner power plant near Glendale and replace it with cleaner power generating facilities.
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid might get his way with Nevada’s renewable energy industry. In February, he called for the state Legislature to strip “loopholes” out of Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, which mandates that 25 percent of Nevada’s energy will come from renewable sources by 2025. Legislators are now pushing a bill that would remove the “loopholes,” which are provisions allowing energy companies such as NV Energy to meet the standard through measures other than actual renewable energy production.