AEP Renewables’ 50-MW Boulder solar project selling power to NV Energy

Written By: Stratton Report
February 13, 2017

On February 13, NV Energy announced that the 50-MW Boulder Solar II power plant had achieved commercial operation and is selling power to NV Energy.

Per the utility, Boulder Solar II is owned by AEP Renewables LLC, a subsidiary of American Electric Power. SunPower, which developed and constructed the project, is providing ongoing operation and maintenance services for the facility on behalf of AEP Renewables.

NV Energy stressed that Boulder Solar II is the 14th solar energy resource to serve customers in Nevada, and one of 43 renewable energy projects that are helping to meet the electricity needs of NV Energy customers. 

NV Energy’s Senior Vice President of Renewable Energy and Smart Infrastructure Pat Egan remarked:

All Nevadans benefit from the economic development associated with the construction of another new renewable energy facility in our state, and the renewable energy credits help encourage major customers with impressive sustainability goals to locate in or stay in Nevada.  Additionally, our company and our customers benefit because these power purchase agreements help diversify our generation portfolio and provide long-term sources of renewable energy and capacity at a predictable and low price. 

SunPower’s Senior Vice President, Americas Power Plants Ty Daul observed: “The facility is constructed with high-efficiency SunPower technology and will reliably maximize energy production on that site for decades and utilize Nevada’s abundant, emission-free solar resource. We are pleased to partner with AEP Renewables and NV Energy on this important project.”