Douglas County legal - 36525




On August 22, 2023, Nevada Power Company d/b/a NV Energy

(“NPC”) and Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy (“SPPC”)

(collectively, “NV Energy”) filed with the Public Utilities Commission of

Nevada (“Commission”) a joint application, designated as Docket No.

23-08015 (“Joint Application”), for approval of the fifth amendment to its

2021 Joint Integrated Resource Plan.

This Notice serves only to notify the public that the Commission

has received the above-referenced filing. It is the responsibility of

interested persons to review the filing and monitor the proceedings to

determine their desired levels of involvement based on how this matter

may affect their unique situations. The details provided within this

Notice are for informational purposes only and are not meant to be an

all-inclusive overview of the filing. The Commission may consider and

adopt alternative proposals not contained within the filing, but which are

related to the subject matter of the filing and supported by substantial


NV Energy filed the Joint Application pursuant to the Nevada

Revised Statutes (“NRS”) and the Nevada Administrative Code (“NAC”)

Chapters 703 and 704, including, but not limited to NRS 704.741 et

seq. and NAC 704.9005 et seq. Pursuant to NRS 703.190 and NAC

703.527 et seq., NV Energy requests that certain information in the

Joint Application receive confidential treatment.

NV Energy states that the Joint Application provides a complete

solution to the timely retirement of coal combustion at the North Valmy

Generating Station and the need for voltage support and available

around-the-clock generation in the Carlin Trend load pocket. NV

Energy specifically seeks approval (1) to convert the existing coal fueled

plant at the North Valmy Generating Station to a cleaner natural gas

fueled plant; (2) to purchase, install, and operate a company-owned

400 megawatt (“MW”) solar plant along with a 400 MW, four-hour

battery storage system in Northern Nevada; (3) to continue operation

of Tracy units 4 and 5 to 2049; (4) to purchase development assets for

the 149 MW photovoltaic and 149 MW battery energy storage system

Crescent Valley Solar project; (5) to construct the Esmeralda and

Amargosa substations transformers; and (6) to construct the necessary

infrastructure in the Apex Area Master Plan.

Interested and affected persons may file comments or petitions

for leave to intervene pursuant to NAC 703.578 through 703.600 on or

before WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023.

A person who wishes to participate as a commenter may file

written comments pursuant to NAC 703.491. A commenter is not a

party of record and shall not take any action that only a party of record

may take. Pursuant to NAC 703.500, only parties of record are entitled

to enter an appearance, introduce relevant evidence, examine and

cross-examine witnesses, make arguments, make and argue motions

and generally participate in the proceeding.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to NAC 703.655, the

Commission has scheduled a PREHEARING CONFERENCE in this

docket to be held as follows:


10:00 a.m.

Parties will appear and otherwise participate in the prehearing

conference remotely via telephone. Members of the public can

access the prehearing conference at the time noticed herein via the

Commission’s live stream link on its website at

Parties in this matter must obtain an access code for this

telephonic prehearing conference by emailing Commission

Administrative Attorney Chad Morabito at no

later than WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Parties

should provide the title/role in associated business or organization,

and business address for each person who intends to participate in the

prehearing conference.

The purpose of the prehearing conference is to formulate and

simplify issues involved in this proceeding and set a hearing and

procedural schedule. At the prehearing conference, the Commission

may take any action authorized by NAC 703.655.

The Commission is not responsible for providing clerical or

administrative assistance or materials to parties during Commission

proceedings. If such assistance is necessary, parties must make other

arrangements for this type of assistance.

The Joint Application is available for public viewing at the

Commission’s website:; and at the offices of the

Commission: 1150 East William Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701

and 9075 West Diablo Drive, Suite 250, Las Vegas, Nevada 89148. A

person must request in writing to be placed on the service list for this

proceeding in order to receive any further notices in this matter.

By the Commission,



Assistant Commission Secretary

Dated: Carson City, Nevada



Pub Date: September 6, 2023 Ad # 36525


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