Economic Development



Douglas County Utilities

Nevada's utility rates are competitive with other major western states. Nevada Assembly Bill 366, passed in 1997, opened the electric utility industry to competition. An added benefit of the deregulation process is a three-year cap on rates to business and residential customers. As of 2000, consumers have the opportunity to select their power provider.

The state's utility companies make use of various sources for producing energy. Coal, hydropower, and natural gas combined with purchase agreements provide a variety of options for delivering highly dependable service at the lowest possible price. Power companies offer cost-based time-of-use rate schedules for commercial and industrial customers, helping them save on their energy costs by coordinating their heavy-load consumption.

Please use the rate schedules and worksheets in the table below to estimate your power bill. If you have any questions on any of the worksheets or rates, please contact us at 1.800.824.8856.

In addition, NV Energy would be happy to calculate a power estimate for your company. Power Estimate Requirements

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Rate Schedule
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To use this worksheet, open the Excel file that is located within the Zip file below
GS-1 - Small General Service Electric Cost Estimator
GS-2 - Medium General Service
GS-2-TOU - Medium General Service - Time of Use
GS-3 - Large General Service
GS-4 - Large Transmission Service

Service Territory Map

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Nevada ranks second only to California in the development and use of its geothermal resources for producing electricity. According to the Nevada Commission on Mineral Resources, there are currently 14 plants at 10 locations in the state with a total rated capacity of 236 megawatts (MW). Total state resources capacity has been estimated at 2,000 MW by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Department of Energy's Geothermal Technologies Program supports the U.S. geothermal industry in providing diversity, and therefore security, in domestic energy supply options. This support also helps the industry maintain its technical edge in world energy markets, thereby enhancing exports of U.S. goods and services and U.S. job growth. DOE works in partnership with U.S. industry to establish geothermal energy as an economically competitive contributor to the U.S. energy supply.

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Southwest Gas Corporation
400 Eagle Station Lane
Carson City, NV 89701

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East Valley Water Utility District
P.O. Box 218, Minden, NV 89423

Douglas County Utility Division
P.O. Box 218
Minden, NV 89423

Kingsbury General Improvement District
P.O. Box 2220
Stateline, NV 89449

Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District
931 Mitch Drive
Gardnerville, NV 89460
775.265.9688 (fax)

Gardnerville Water Company
1390 Hwy 395 N
Gardnerville, NV 89410

Town of Minden
1604 Esmeralda Ave.
Minden, NV 89423

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Douglas County Sewer Improvement District
Sewer Plant Road & Highway 50
P.O. Box 578
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Kingsbury General Improvement District
160 Pineridge Dr.
Stateline, NV 89449

Tahoe-Douglas District
1300 Cave Rock Dr.
P.O. Box 1160
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448

Indian Hills General Improvement District
924-D Mica Dr.
Carson City, NV 89705

Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District
1790 Hwy 395
Minden, NV 89423

North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant
3001 Haybourne
Minden, NV 89423

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Douglas Disposal, Inc.
1504 Highway 395, Ste.10
Gardnerville, NV 89410

Douglas-Tahoe Landfill
Pinenut Road
Gardnerville, NV 89410

South Lake Tahoe Refuse
2140 Ruth Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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Nevada Small Business Development Center
Business Environmental Program
6100 Neil Road, Ste. 400
Reno, NV 89511

Public Health Environmental Control
1711 North Roop Street
Carson City, NV 89706

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1520 Church Street
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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For more information regarding telecommunications call 1.800.824.8856 or contact the Nevada Telecommunications Association at 775.827.0191.