Iberdrola Renewables subsidiary pursues 150-MW Nevada project

The Pacific Solar Investments unit of Iberdrola Renewables LLC filed an initial application Nov. 28 at the Nevada Public Utilities Commission on the 150-MW Cactus Springs Solar Project, to be located in Nye and Clark counties, Nev.

This would be a solar photovoltaic plant located on U.S. Bureau of Management Land, within a project area of about 1,500 acres in size, located about 12 miles west of Indian Springs. A Nevada Power 138-kV power line and a new Valley Electric Association 230-kV line run across the property, with the company planning to connect the project into the association’s new Sterling Mountain Substation.

The commission on Dec. 4 issued a notice that this application has been filed and set a Dec. 26 deadline for parties to intervene or submit a comment on the application.

“Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is the second-largest wind operator in the U.S. and also operates more than 621 MW of gas-fired generation and more than 129 BCF of owned and contracted U.S. natural gas storage,” said the company website. “Thus, it is one of the few companies capable of providing structured energy solutions that allowing large industrial and commercial customers to manage risks and uncertainty in the natural gas and power industries.”

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