The city of Las Vegas and NV Energy have formed a partnership that dedicates to city operations a portion of energy produced by a local solar facility that is currently in development.
In partnership with NV Energy, every streetlight, city park, community center, fire station, service yard and public building owned by the city will be 100% powered by renewable energy.
“This partnership is going to be a sustainability game changer for our city,” said Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “One thing people are surprised by is how environmentally conscious Las Vegas is when all they know appears to be less than sustainable. However, we are proud to join other community and business leaders who are all leaders in conservation. If the approvals happen we will become the first city of our size in the nation to achieve 100 percent renewable energy for city operations.”
The solar facility that will be initially supporting the city’s 100% renewable energy goal is the 100-megawatt Boulder Solar power plant currently under development in the Eldorado Valley of Boulder City, Nevada.