NV Energy launches 7.5 MW energy project in southern Nevada
ADPnews) - Nov 22, 2010 - US power utility NV Energy Inc (NYSE:NVE) on Friday dedicated a 7.5 MW waste-heat-recovery project in southern Nevada.
The Goodsprings energy recovery station was built in partnership with Kern River Gas Transmission Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, and by Ormat Nevada Inc, a unit of US geothermal power firm Ormat Technologies (NYSE:ORA).
The project is adjacent to the Kern River Goodsprings compressor station. It will use a process to capture the heat from Kern River's natural gas-fueled compressors, and then use that heat to turn a separate generator to produce electricity. The facility is projected to supply some 4,500 homes.
The Goodsprings energy recovery station is one of NV Energy's 44 geothermal, solar, biomass, small hydro, wind and waste-heat recovery projects under contract that are either in commercial operation or the project-development stage. The company's renewable energy portfolio is more than 1,200 MW.
NV Energy provides energy services and products to some 2.4 million citizens of Nevada.