Apple Partners With NV Energy to Build 200 Megawatt Solar Farm in Nevada

Apple Partners With NV Energy to Build 200 Megawatt Solar Farm in Nevada

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Apple and NV Energy have announced a partnership to build a new 200 megawatt solar farm in Nevada. The project will support Apple's energy needs for its Reno data center and will be completed by early 2019.

In the coming weeks, NV Energy will file an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the solar power plant. The project will bring NV Energy's total to more than 529 megawatts of new solar resources in construction in Nevada or under review for approval. This is in addition to the 491 megawatts of universal solar resources in Nevada currently serving NV Energy customers. Apple will also dedicate up to 5 megawatts of power to NV Energy's future subscription solar program for residential and commercial customers.

"We are proud to play a role in helping Apple meet their energy needs with Nevada's abundant solar resource," said Paul Caudill, president and CEO of NV Energy. "In partnership with our customers, we continue to develop a more balanced fuel mix in a way that benefits the local economy by providing hundreds of jobs for Nevadans, particularly those in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local 357 and 396, and advances the state's policy goals."

"Investing in innovative clean energy sources is vital to Apple's commitment to reaching, and maintaining, 100 percent renewable energy across all our operations," said Apple's vice president for environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson. "Our partnership with NV Energy helps assure our customers their iMessages, FaceTime video chats and Siri inquiries are powered by clean energy, and supports efforts to offer the choice of green energy to Nevada residents and businesses."

Apple Partners With NV Energy to Build 200 Megawatt Solar Farm in Nevada
SS321 - January 26, 2017 at 3:43pm
What a joke. All part of a larger corporate scheme to remove and restrict residential solar so Buffett can sell it back to the people and stuff his pockets. Just google NVEnergy solar scandal or net metering controversy. Or "NV Energy fights to keep rooftop solar from cutting into its profit." Or "NV Energy, PUC price solar energy beyond residents’ reach." They were even playing commercials on TV of young actors convincing people to side with NVEnergy, sponsored by "Citizens for Solar Energy Fairness"...a group formed by and consisting only of, you guessed it, Berkshire Hathaway/Buffett/NVEnergy. It was like propaganda straight from a sci-fi horror.