NV Energy and Apple revealed that they have agreed to develop 200 megawatts of added solar power in Nevada by very early 2019. The projects will certainly sustain Apple’s renewable energy requirements for its Reno data center.
In the coming weeks, NV Energy will submit an application with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to participate in a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the solar energy plant. The task will certainly bring NV Energy’s total amount to greater than 529 megawatts of brand-new solar sources in construction in Nevada or under evaluation for authorization. This is added to the 491 megawatts of global solar sources in Nevada presently serving NV Energy clients. Apple will likewise devote as much as 5 megawatts of power to NV Energy’s future membership solar program for property and business clients.
“We are proud to contribute in aiding Apple to meet their power needs with Nevada’s plentiful solar source,” claimed Paul Caudill, President and CEO of NV Energy. “In collaboration with our consumers, we remain to create a more balanced fuel mix in a manner in which advantages the neighborhood economic situation by giving numerous work for Nevadans, specifically those in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers neighborhood 357 and 396, and advances the state’s plan objectives.”
“Investing in innovative clean power resources is essential to Apple’s dedication to getting to, and keeping, 100 percent renewable energy throughout all our procedures,” stated Apple’s Vice President for environment, policy and social efforts Lisa Jackson. “Our collaboration with NV Energy helps ensure our clients their iMessages, FaceTime video chats and also Siri questions are powered by solar power, and supports initiatives to provide the selection of eco-friendly power to Nevada citizens as well as businesses.”