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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

Windmills have been used in farming and ranching communities for centuries to mill grain and pump water for animals and crops. Today they’re making a comeback as modern wind turbines generating electricity for both rural and urban areas. Through its WindGenerations program, NV Energy offers one time cash incentives to NV Energy customers who install small wind systems.

 

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Program Status

How do Wind Turbines work?

Available Incentives

Benefits of Wind Energy

Program Handbook

Wind Resource Tools

How To Apply

Wind Assessment Tools

Legislation & Regulation

Additional Financial Resources

Eligible Equipment List

Publications and News

   

 

 


 

Program Status: Closed

The wind incentive program is closed and NV Energy is not accepting applications at the time. Please complete the online form on the Contact Us page to be notified of upcoming application windows and available incentives. 

Available Incentives

No incentives are available at this time. The wind incentive program is closed and NV Energy is not accepting applications.  

Program Handbook

The program handbook includes complete details as to how to apply for an incentive and successfully complete the incentive claim process. Please read and understand the program handbook prior to submitting and application for an incentive.

Wind Program Handbook

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How do Wind Turbines Work?

Wind turbines generate electricity by using large blades to harness the power of the wind.  When the wind blows, the blades turned, driving a turbine which generates electricity. The stronger and more consistent the wind, the more potential for electricity production.

Benefits of Wind Energy

  •  - Wind is a free renewable energy source and with modern technology it can be captured efficiently.

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  •  - Wind turbines operate without creating greenhouse gases or other pollutants.

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  •  - Wind turbines are available in a range of types and sizes, meeting the needs of a variety of customers, from single households to agricultural property owners.

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     - Energy generated by a wind system can be used to offset your energy use, resulting in lower monthly power bills. 

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Wind Links

Legislation & Regulation

NRS 701B
Wind Regulations

Wind Regulations, Modifications

Wind Resource Tools

Nevada annual average wind power 

Nevada Wind Map

Renewable Energy Wind Potential Map

Wind Power Calculator Spread Sheet

Wind Assessment Tools

AWS Truepower
3 Tier First Look

Eligible Equipment List

To be eligible for an incentive in the WindGenerations program, turbines must meet one of the following requirements:

A. Turbines smaller than 200 m2 (swept area) must be listed by the Interstate Turbine Advisory Council (ITAC).

B. Turbines larger than 200 m2 (swept area) must have an IEC 61400-12 (power curve) certification provided.

 

NV Energy reserves the right to suspend turbines from eligibility for the program should that turbine demonstrate a pattern of failure or unreliability. NV Energy may also suspend the use of any specific turbine list should that list itself be suspended by the issuing authority.

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More Helpful Links

American Wind Energy Association
ATTRA Farm Energy
DOE Discusses the Advantages of Wind Power

How Wind Turbines Work

Is wind power right for you?
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind Research
NREL Small Wind Turbine Independent Testing

Small Wind Guide for Nevada

Small Wind Starts Here
US Department of Energy Small Wind Electric Systems

Wind Energy FAQ

Wind Turbine Basics

Wind Works.org

Additional Financial Resources

Nevada Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Federal Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
IRS Tax Form 5695 - Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit
IRS Tax Form 3468 - Investment Credit
US Treasury Grants in Lieu of Tax Credit
Section 136 US Tax Code: Energy Conservation Subsidies Provided by Public Utilities
Renewable Energy for Farmers
USDA Income and Property Eligibility

Nevada State Office of Energy

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