Luning Solar Energy Center Project

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December 27, 2016

Nevada continues to expand its renewable energy projects with one of the most recent additions, the Luning Solar Energy Center. The 50-megawatt solar photovoltaic project is located near Luning, Nevada. The generation plant, to be owned and operated by Liberty Utilities, will provide 25% of the energy that Liberty sells to its 50,000 customers annually.

NV Energy played a small but vital role in making this project a reality. The company designed and constructed the facilities needed for the project to interconnect to its grid. NV Energy installed the necessary transmission infrastructure, such as a new 120 kV breaker, network communications, and new poles near the Table Mountain Substation.

These types of projects contribute to Nevada’s economic development efforts and support the states’ growing renewable energy industry. At peak construction, the solar project employed over 250 people.

The Luning Solar Energy Center's construction required a team effort between Liberty Utility, NV Energy, Invenergy and many others.

Luning Solar