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Nevada regulators approve 400 MW gas-fired peaker

March 22, 2023

Utility regulators in Nevada approved a plan by NV Energy to spend $333 million to buy, install and operate a 400 MW peaking turbine project at the Silverhawk Generating Station near Las Vegas.

The turbine would have a peak summer rating of 444 MW including wet compression and would enter service in July 2024.

The utility would spend another $20 million on transmission upgrades to connect the plant to its regional grid.

The utility said that even though it was adding fossil fueled generation, it was not deviating from its clean energy goals and the state’s overall sustainability goals.

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