December 8, 2023


Bureau of Land Management
BLM to Consider Changes to Western Transmission Corridors
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on potential changes to about 673 miles of seven designated transmission corridors.
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CREPC-WIRAB Conference Tackles Western Market Developments
Many at the joint conference focused on the eventual result of the contest between CAISO's Extended Day-Ahead Market and SPP's Markets+ to organize the West's electricity market.
Thomas Built Buses
Nevada Lawmakers Pass Bills on Utility Market Risk, Clean Trucks
Legislators ended the session by passing bills related to IRPs for electric and gas utilities and a bill creating a zero-emission truck incentive program.
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project
Bill Would Require NV Energy to Examine Market Reliance
A bill to strengthen the IRP process for Nevada utilities and require them to increase their energy independence has emerged late in the legislature’s session.
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Western States Agree on Plan to Sustain Colorado River Flows
Governors of California, Arizona and Nevada have agreed to a three-year water conservation plan aimed at protecting the drought-stricken Colorado River system.
NV Energy Rejected on Plan to Replace Coal Plant with Storage
NV Energy will keep looking for resources to replace its North Valmy Generating Station after Nevada regulators shot down its plan for a $466 million battery system.
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Nevada Bill Would Require Gas Company Efficiency, GHG Plans
The bill would require natural gas utilities to file a plan every three years; it's intended to make natural gas planning more transparent.
Bechtel Corp.
Nevada Resolution Seeks to Bring Renewables to Yucca Mountain
A Nevada lawmaker is urging the federal government to use Yucca Mountain, once proposed as a nuclear dumping ground, as a site for renewable energy.
Gov. Joe Lombardo
New Governor Seeks Shift in Nevada Energy Policy
Gov. Joe Lombardo announced an executive order outlining energy policies for his administration, including the state’s “advancement of energy independence.”
Clark County, Nev. School Distri
Regulators Slash NV Energy’s Transportation Electrification Plan
Nevada regulators gutted NV Energy’s proposed $348 million EV plan, slashing the budget to about $70 million and removing most of its proposed programs.

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