Power Facts


NV Energy has provided Nevada homes and businesses with safe, reliable energy for more than a century. The company delivers electricity to more than 1.3 million customers and a state tourist population of more than 40 million annually. Its nearly 46,000-square-mile service territory stretches north to south from Reno to Las Vegas and Elko to Laughlin. The company also provides natural gas to more than 162,000 citizens in the Reno-Sparks area.

NV Energy is driven by its commitment to customer service. The company continues to be a leader in offering a variety of energy efficiency products and online tools that allow customers to monitor and understand their energy use, both of which can help them save energy and money on their bills. It’s also a leader in securing renewable energy for its customers. In fact, much of the state’s energy needs are met by 42 renewable energy plants, and NV Energy has financially supported more than 19,000 private rooftop solar installations at homes, schools, civic buildings, nonprofits and businesses.

The company and its employees are also dedicated to improving the communities where they live and work. In the past year, NV Energy employees and their families volunteered nearly 38,000 hours of their own time to nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Additionally, in 2016, NV Energy and its Foundation supported hundreds of nonprofits statewide with $5.4 million in funding.

Contributions to the Community

Contribution Count/Amount
Employees North: 1,016
South: 1,455
2016 Payroll North: $ 111,340,639
South: $ 167,010,959
2016 Total Payroll $ 278,351,598
Property Taxes - Nevada North: $ 22,118,523
South: $ 33,992,684
Property Taxes - California $ 884,479
Property Taxes - Arizona $ 793,217
Property Taxes - Utah $ 6,973
Franchise, Utility and Business License Fees - NV North: $ 28,764,725
South: $ 110,997,596
Nevada Business Tax North: $ 1,619,954
South: $ 1,684,275
Nevada Mill Tax (Paid to PUCN) North: $ 2,526,274
South: $ 6,845,130
Universal Energy Charge North Electric: $ 2,530,236
North Gas: $ 552,217
South: $ 7,373,364
Use taxes paid to State of Nevada North: $ 2,038,367
South: $ 2,074,537
Possessory Interest North: $ 376,083
South: $ 568,592
Unemployment taxes North: $ 177,564
South: $ 482,397
Total $’s paid in taxes $ 234,068,182


Demand Data Megawatts
Peak Load (in Megawatts) North: 1,842
South: 6,124
Peak Generating Capacity (in Megawatts) North: 1,372
South: 4,766

Number of Customers

Customer Count

Northern Nevada -- Electric

Residential 293,092
Commercial and Street Lights 46,856
Public Authorities 0
Northern Nevada -- Electric TOTAL 339,948

Southern Nevada -- Electric

Residential 803,121
Commercial and Street Lights 107,428
Public Authorities 66
Southern Nevada --Electric TOTAL 910,615
Nevada Electric TOTAL 1,250,563

Northern Nevada -- Gas

Residential 149,424
Commercial 13,163
Nevada -- Gas TOTAL 162,587

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