NV Energy Requests Approval To Begin Transmission Construction

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Las Vegas-based NV Energy Inc. says that its two utility subsidiaries have filed amendments to Integrated Resource Plans with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, which outline plans for power supply and transmission initiatives that include requesting authority to begin construction of a transmission line, called the One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line), that would, for the first time, connect Nevada's two major electric systems.

ON Line's interconnection of NV Energy's northern and southern service territories will allow renewable resources to be delivered throughout the state, greatly improving NV Energy's ability to comply with Nevada's renewable portfolio standard in an economically efficient manner.

‘This transmission line will allow customers to benefit from the abundant renewable resources located all across our state,’ says Michael Yackira, NV Energy president and CEO. ‘ON Line will provide the opportunity to keep more renewable energy in Nevada for the benefit of Nevadans, thereby improving the environment and diversifying the economy.’

The proposed 235-mile, 500 kV transmission line, with an initial transfer capability of approximately 600 MW, will run from Robinson Summit to the existing Harry Allen 500 kV substation northeast of Las Vegas. The projected in-service date is mid-2012, depending on the timing of regulatory approvals.

SOURCE: NV Energy Inc.

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