Report cites potential energy corridors
March 15, 2012
The Nevada Energy Assistance Corp. has issued a report identifying power transmission corridors that will eventually be needed to carry the state’s renewable energy to other states.
The study was funded by a grant under the stimulus act and awarded to the non-profit NEAC by the state energy office. The purpose was to study the engineering feasibility of developing transmission lines to export renewable energy from Nevada.
Gov. Brian Sandoval said he hopes the task force can “identify the economic impacts that the burgeoning renewable energy industry can have on our state’s revenue model.”
The report looks in depth at the existing transmission system and its capacity and proposes three new corridors.
Sen. Steven Horsford, a member of the NEAC board, said the goal is to connect Nevada’s renewable energy generators to the regional power grid.