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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Sierra Pacific Resources Plans New Coal-fired Generation in Nevada

LCG, January 10, 2006--Sierra Pacific Resources announced yesterday that it plans to develop and install two 750-MW, coal-fired power generating units in eastern Nevada. The overall plan includes a new, 250-mile long transmission line that would connect Nevada's northern and southern regions. The combined project cost for the two units and the transmission line is estimated to exceed $3 billion.

The new units, to be located in White Pine County, would use traditional, pulverized coal technology, together with state-of-the-art emission control technologies. The first unit is planned to commence service in 2011, with operation of the second unit to follow within three years. A subsequent expansion of the energy complex is planned that would consist of two, 500-MW units that incorporate coal gasification technology. If completed, the total electric generating capacity of the station would be approximately 2,500 MW.

Sierra Pacific Resources' principal subsidiaries are Nevada Power Company, the electric utility serving much of southern Nevada, and Sierra Pacific Power Company, which serves most of northern Nevada, together with customers in California in the vicinity of Lake Tahoe.

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