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NV Energy, Inc. Smart Grid Project
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Lead Organization:
NV Energy, Inc.
HQ Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Project Contact Information:
Name:
 Gary Smith
Email:
 gsmith@nvenergy.com
Address:

6226 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89146

 
Project Summary:

NV Energy, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been rewarded $138 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected NV Energy as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus funds will be used to integrate smart grid technologies, including dynamic pricing, customer communications and in-home networks, grid monitoring, distribution automation, distributed renewables, and electric vehicles, including the installation of a network of 1,300,000 smart meters starting from 2010.

Equipment:

-1,293,450 Smart Meters
-AMI Communication Systems
-Meter Communications Network
-Backhaul Communications
-Customer Web Portal Access for 1,293,450 Customers
-In-Home Displays
-Programmable Communicating Thermostats

Targeted Benefits:

-Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
-Reduced Meter Reading Costs
-Reduced Operating and Maintenance Costs
-Reduced Costs from Equipment Failures and Theft
-Improved Electric Service Reliability and Power Quality
-Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
-Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions

 
Additional Information:

For more information about the project, please refer to:
- http://www.smartgrid.gov/project/nv_energy_inc_nv_energize

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