BEFORE THE NEVADA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
NOTICE OF JOINT APPLICATION AND PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE
On March 18, 2022, Nevada Power Company d/b/a NV Energy (“NPC”) and Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy (“SPPC”) (collectively, “NV Energy”) publicly filed Utilities Commission of Nevada (“Commission”) a joint application, referred to as File No. 22-03024 (“Joint Application”), for approval of the First Amendment (“First Amendment”) to its Integrated Resource Plan spouse of 2021 (“IRP”).
This notice serves only to notify the public that the Commission has received the above-noted file. It is the responsibility of interested persons to review the case and monitor the proceedings to determine the desired level of participation based on how this matter may affect their particular situation. The details provided in this notice are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a complete overview of the filing. The Commission may examine and adopt alternative proposals not contained in the dossier, but which are related to the subject of the dossier and supported by substantial evidence. The Commission will accept or modify the joint application or specify any part of the joint application that it deems inadequate.
NV Energy filed the Joint Application pursuant to the Revised Statutes of Nevada (“NRS”) and Chapters 703 and 704 of the Nevada Administrative Code (“NAC”), including, but not limited to, NRS 704.741 and 704.751 and NAC 704.9005 to 704.9525. In accordance with NRS 703.190, NV Energy requests confidential treatment of the information submitted under seal with the joint application.
In its joint application, NV Energy states that it is seeking approval of the First Amendment to the 2021 Joint IRP to address supply constraints in the western United States energy market. NV Energy further states that it is seeking to amend the Joint Approved IRP to add a utility-scale battery energy storage system, capacity upgrades to existing generation facilities, and a resource geothermal through an approved power purchase agreement. Additionally, NV Energy states that the First Amendment includes a request for further assessment and study of a pumped storage hydroelectric project with an estimated capacity of 1,000 megawatts in White Pine County, Nevada. and requests approval of a new fuel and purchase electricity price forecast.
Interested and affected persons may file comments or requests for leave to intervene electronically through the electronic filing system on the Commission’s website or at any of the Commission’s offices in accordance with NRS 704.746 or NAC 703.578 to 703.600 no later than WEDNESDAY APRIL 20, 2022.
A person wishing to participate as a commentator may file written comments pursuant to NAC Section 703.491. A commentator is not a party of record and should not take any action that only a party of record can take. Pursuant to NAC 703.500, only parties of record have the right to appear, present relevant evidence, examine and cross-examine witnesses, present argument, present and argue motions, and generally participate to the procedure.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to ANC 703.655, the Board has scheduled a PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE as follows:
THURSDAY APRIL 28, 2022
Nevada Public Utilities Commission
1150 William Street East
Carson City, Nevada 89701
BY VIDEOCONFERENCING TO:
Nevada Public Utilities Commission
9075 Diablo Drive West, Suite 250
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
VIA MICROSOFT TEAMS
Participants may appear and otherwise participate in the pre-hearing conference remotely via Microsoft Teams. Entrants must provide the email addresses of each member of their organization who intends to participate via Microsoft Teams to Commission Administrative Counsel Georgina Zielinski at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 21, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Members of the public can access the pre-trial conference at the time listed here via the Commission’s live stream link on its website at https://puc.nv.gov, members of the public can attend in person at one of the Commission offices listed above. .
The purpose of the pre-hearing conference is to articulate and simplify the issues in this proceeding, to establish a hearing and a procedural schedule. At the pre-hearing conference, the Board may take any action authorized by NAC 703.655.
The joint application is available for public viewing on the Commission’s website: https://puc.nv.gov and at the Commission’s offices: 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 duty roster for this procedure in order to receive any further notice about it.
For the Commission,_
Deputy Secretary of the Commission
Dated: Carson City, Nevada
Publication date: April 7, 2022
Ad No. 2304