Copper Rays ready to re-apply for 180-MW Nevada solar project

Copper Rays Solar LLC on Oct. 11 withdrew an application at the Nevada Public Utilities Commission for approval of its 180-MW photovoltaic solar project because it inadvertently didn’t publish a public notice about it first.

The company told the commission that it has worked out with a local newspaper that the required notice will be published Oct. 17, with its application to the commission to be filed again right afterward.

The project would be located on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property in Nye County, near Pahrump, Nev. The site is about 25 miles from Las Vegas, a major load center.

Copper Rays Solar is a subsidiary of Element Power US LLC, incorporated in Delaware.

Besides the solar PV facility, other parts of the project include: an onsite substation, with 34.5 kV to 230 kV/220 kV step-up transformers; an underground and overhead 34.5 kV collection system to convey electricity from the solar field to the onsite substation; and a 230 kV, 2.6-mile transmission line from the substation to the existing Valley Electric Association Gamebird Substation.

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