20 Mar '17, 3pm

That's the last of it! @NVEnergy kills Nevada coal plant and moves further toward #renewables

That's the last of it! @NVEnergy kills Nevada coal plant and moves further toward #renewables

As part of a goal to further reduce Nevada’s carbon emissions, Las Vegas-based NV Energy has taken down the fourth and final unit of its 257 MW coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station. Thus, the facility is no longer providing energy to the southern Nevada electric grid. The full closure of the facility was completed nine months ahead of schedule, says NV Energy. The Reid Gardner Generating Station, located north of Las Vegas, began serving NV Energy customers in 1965. During its peak operation time, the plant provided enough power to serve nearly 335,000 Nevada households, according to the company. “We are proud to be moving our state toward a more balanced and less carbon-intense generation portfolio through coal-generation retirement and renewable energy development – while keeping prices low for our customers,” says Starla Lacy, vice president of environmental servi...

Full article: http://nawindpower.com/thats-last-nv-energy-kills-nevada-...

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