Environmental Partnerships

NV Energy Company - The vitality of our communities and surrounding areas stem from the health of the environment.

NV Energy collaborates with environmental and community organizations to further mutual goals of sustaining high environmental quality, protecting natural resources, retaining open spaces, and preserving biological diversity. The vitality of our communities and surrounding areas stems from the health of the environment. The following are examples of environmental partnerships and programs that help the earth everyday.

US Department of the Interior

The US Department of the Interior, in cooperation with NV Energy and other representatives from Arizona, California, Nevada, Native American tribes, and environmental and regional interests, have formed a regional partnership to develop a multi-species conservation program aimed at protecting sensitive, threatened and endangered species of fish and wildlife and their habitats.

Nevada Division of Wildlife

NV Energy works closely with the Nevada Division of Wildlife on many projects throughout the state. One such project is the cooperative effort with the Division and environmental groups to save members of an endangered fish species that lives in the intake ponds at our Reid Gardner generating plant.

Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is committed to developing new technologies to replace fossil-burning power sources with alternative energy options. The DRI Research Foundation currently administers NV Energy's GreenPower Program whereby NV Energy customers can make tax-deductible donations that are invested in the construction of solar electric generation and solar education in southern Nevada.

Clark County Parks and Recreation

NV Energy partners with the Clark County Parks and Recreation department to help develop the Las Vegas Wetlands project, donating solar lighting for the interpretative trail and building additional trails.

Nature Conservancy

In cooperation with Nature Conservancy, NV Energy sponsors and participates in cooperative projects to preserve natural areas and create trails and recreational adventures.

Friends of the Desert Wetlands Park:

This nonprofit organization is dedicated to preserving and enhancing our local wetlands. NV Energy employees have donated time, expertise and materials for construction of wetland trails and nest poles. Soon, wood poles will be added to construct bat houses in a joint project with U.S. Fish & Wildlife, Nevada Division of Wildlife and Conservation District.

Avian Power Line Interaction Committee

NV Energy has been a contributing member to the Avian Power Line Interaction Committee (APLIC) since 2007. The committee is comprised of some 30-plus utilities from around the nation, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Electric Power Research Institute, and the Unites States Fish and Wildlife Service. The mission of APLIC is to "work in partnership with utilities, resource agencies and the public to: develop and provide educational resources; identify and fund research; develop and provide cost-effective management options; and serve as the focal point for avian interaction utility issues."

NV Energy has used many of the guidelines provided in APLIC’s publications to develop a company-wide Avian Protection Plan. In executing this plan, NV Energy has provided annual training to its employees on the importance of reporting mortalities and the required specifications in retrofitting structures to avian safe standards.

UNLV Solar Energy Dish System Research

NV Energy is assisting UNLV with their two-year Department of Energy funded project that will enable engineering faculty in the Center for Energy Research to demonstrate and refine the functioning of solar power system dishes and instruct students in solar energy technology and design.

UNLV Nevada Small Business Development Center Business Environmental Program

NV Energy co-sponsors and provides conference and office space to enable the NSBDC to provide free and confidential third-party safety and environmental assistance to businesses statewide.