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New transmission to expand market for renewable energy from Nevada

Power lines in California near the Nevada state line (source: flickr/ Bill & Vicki T, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 13 Jan 2016

A new transmission line to be built in Nevada is to expand the ability for the state's renewable energy operators to export clean energy, among it geothermal power.

Local news from the state of Nevada report on a new transmission line expansion project. The expansion is to help the renewable energy market in Nevada to connect to customers outside of Nevada.

With the state’s northern and southern power grids recently been connected, the 65 miles expansion from Clark County to a substation near Boulder city will “increase Nevada’s ability to export clean energy, creating opportunities for more large renewable energy projects”, so U.S. Senator Harry Reid.

The ON line project is planned by the California Independent System Operator which recently announced the selection of LS Power and NV Energy to jointly construct the expansion of the transmission line.

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Source: Las Vegas Review Journal