Economic Development

Washoe 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. Please see our Power Estimate Requirements.

Electric

Rate Schedule
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Worksheet/Estimator
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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.

Return to TopGas

NV Energy
6100 Neil Road
Reno, NV 89502
775.473.6998

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

Rate Schedule
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Worksheet/Estimator
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SCNG - Small Commercial & Industrial Natural Gas Service
Gas Cost Estimator
LCNG - Large Commercial & Industrial Natural Gas Service

Return to TopWater

Truckee Meadows Water Authority
P.O. Box 30013
Reno, NV 89520
775.834.8000

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Washoe County Department of Water Resources Sewer Service
4930 Energy Way
Reno, NV 89502
775.954.4600

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Reno Disposal
100 Vassar Street
Reno, NV 89502
775.329.8822

Return to TopEnvironmental Assistance

Nevada Small Business Development Center
Business Environmental Program
6100 Neil Road, Ste. 400
Reno, NV 89511
775.689.6688

Public Health Environmental Control
1711 North Roop Street
Carson City, NV 89706
775.887.2190

Return to TopTelecommunications

Reno's Telecommunications Network represents state of the art digital and fiber optic facilities. The region is served by six major interstate fiber-optic networks and all major long-distance carriers. All of the central offices are on self-healing fiber rings and have Common Channel Signaling. Reno has complete Sonet Fiber Optic technology covering the valley and readily available to all businesses in the area.

Available Products:

  • Business Line- Analog service using 2 wires to serve and analog telephone set or an analog Key/PBX system
  • Analog Trunk- Analog, 2-wire trunk designed to serve a Key/PBX system
  • Digital Trunk- Digital Entrance Facility and 24 digital channels that can be used for voice or data
  • Centrex Service- Central Office Based telephone system joining two or more lines in a common block arrangement
  • ISDN- BRI- Integrated Services Digital Network Basic Rate Interface- a digital technology used to move data at a faster rate than a standard analog telephone line. This technology delivers 128 kbps
  • ISDN-PRI- Integrated Services Digital Network Primary Rate Interface- a digital technology used to link a PBX, Router or Bridge to a Central Office system for advanced voice, data and video transmission. This technology delivers 1.544 Mbps
  • DSL- Digital Subscriber Line-provides instant internet and network access speeds of up to 3.0 Mbps
  • SONET- Synchronous Optical Network fiber technology to carry voice, data and video traffic. SONET fiber technology is self-healing. Traffic is redirected in milliseconds of any failure point
  • T1/DS1- High-capacity, high-performance information channel that provides point to point transmission of data at 1.54 Mbps
  • DS-3,OC-3, OC-12 and OC-48 capacity available

Source: EDAWN

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

Telephone

SBC
1450 Vassar Street
Reno, NV 89520
775.333.4939

Internet/Cable

Exede Satellite Internet

1.855.894.5665