NV Energy Seeks Approval for Transmission Line to Connect State's Two Major Electric Systems.
NV Energy Inc. today announced that its two utility subsidiaries have filed amendments with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) covering power supply and transmission initiatives, including requesting authority to build a transmission line that would for the first time connect Nevada's two major electric systems.
Called the One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line), the 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 portfolio standard in an economically efficient manner, NV Energy said.
"This transmission line will allow customers to benefit from the abundant renewable resources located all across our state," said 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 megawatts, will run from Robinson Summit near Ely 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.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy.
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|Date:||Mar 9, 2009|
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