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NV Energy

Community
Roundtable

Carson City, NV

March 28, 2011


A Glimpse Into Your
Energy Future

Mary Simmons

Vice President External Strategy

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Safe, Reliable Energy at
Reasonable Prices


Three part strategy for resource
portfolio

o
Energy efficiency and conservation

o
Renewable energy

o
Transmission and efficient generation


Operating efficiencies and
effectiveness

3

Pricing History


Change in strategy and policy since
2004


Steady decreases since January 2009


Rates now comparable to 2004/05
prices


Regional comparison

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Future Strategies


One Nevada transmission line (ON
Line)


NV Energize

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One Nevada Transmission
Line (ON Line)


Joint project between NV Energy and
Great Basin Transmission


235 mile, 500
kv

transmission line
connecting northern and southern
Nevada


Estimated cost
-

$510 million


Expected in service
-

2012

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ON Line Benefits


Provides access to isolated
renewable energy resources


Enables development of renewable
energy projects throughout the State


Enhances energy sharing efficiencies
for NV Energy power generation
resources


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Providing Nevada Jobs and
Local Opportunities


400 workers employed at peak
construction

o
Transmission line crews

o
Substation construction workers

o
Communications

o
Inspection and environmental
compliance

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NVEnergize

Brian Costello

Regional Operations Director

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Creating an Energy Smart
Future


NV Energy awarded $138 million grant
by U.S. Department of Energy to
implement a smart grid/smart meter
project


We’re calling the project
NVEnergize


Total project cost = $300 million


Improve energy infrastructure, upgrade
company operations, and enhance
customer service capability

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NVEnergize

Basics


Installation of digital meters


Two
-
way communications
equipment


Smart Grid Technology


Expanded customer service and
program choices

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Meters are Accurate


Three tests confirm this

1.
Manufacturer tests all meters

2.
NV Energy tests sample meters

3.
University of Nevada, Reno conducted
independent lab tests


NV Energy will read meters manually
and remotely for a period of time

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Other
NVEnergize

Benefits


Operational savings


Better management of energy supply
needs


Security controls are among best in
industry


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Installation Schedule


Began testing and installing meters in
southern Nevada in September 2010


More than 100,000 meters deployed


Meter installation in northern Nevada
to begin in December 2011


Approximately 1.4 million meters
installed throughout Nevada by end of
2012

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NV Energy’s
Renewable Energy
Program

Jack McGinley

Director of Regulatory and Legislative
Strategy

Renewable Resource
Portfolio


Geothermal

o
Mainstay


began in 1986

o
Portfolio growing


Solar

o
Large and small scale PV

o
Thermal plants


Wind

o
Projects in northern and eastern NV


Other

o
Biomass, hydro and heat recovery

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Status of Renewable
Portfolio

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Renewables

Portfolio

44 Projects Total over 1,240 MW

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Examples of Recent
Renewable Projects



Waste heat recovery


Solar thermal


Integrated solar combined cycle


Solar
photovoltaics

(PV)

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Acciona’s

64 MW Nevada Solar One
Concentrating Solar Power Plant

(Located in Boulder City)



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Renewable
Generations

John Hargrove

Energy Efficiency Program Manager

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Program History


2003


Nevada State legislation encourages
NV Energy customers to install solar
photovoltaic systems


2004


Solar Generations program launched


2007


Solar program made permanent,
nearly doubling size from 1,900
kw

to 3,760
kw

and adding hydro and wind


New


Solar Hot Water incentive program

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Current Results


Renewable Generations has reached the
milestone of 10 megawatts of customer
generation installed

o
10 megawatts = electricity use of 1,743
average American homes

o
Environmental impact = reduced CO2
emissions equivalent to 1,615,666 gallons of
car gasoline


Over $40.5 million in rebates paid




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Renewable Generations


Solar Generations

o
Over 26 mw of solar PV pending installation in
2011


Solar Hot Water Incentives

o
Rebates to small businesses, schools and public
buildings


Solar incentive program under review by
Nevada State Legislature and may open again
for applications in 2011



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SolarGenerations

CCSD West Career & Technical Academy


System: 48.404 kW


Location: Las Vegas, NV

Wind Generations


Currently a demonstration program and
being reviewed by the Nevada State
Legislature. May open again for
applications in 2011


Over 11 mw of wind projects pending
installation in 2011


The Wind Generations program is
closed and all available capacity is
reserved

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WindGenerations

Largest WindGenerations Project Washoe
Valley


Size:
25 kW


Rebate:
$75,000

Hydro Generations


595
kw

in agricultural hydro projects
pending installation in 2011


Hydro Generations incentive program
currently open to agricultural customers
and accepting applications


Hydro Generations currently being
reviewed by the Nevada State
Legislature and may open again for
applications in 2011

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Hydro Generations


HydroGenerations

1
st

Complete Project


Young Brothers Ranch
-

Austin, NV


Size: 93 kW Hydro System


Rebate: $232,500 Rebate

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Demonstration Trailers

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New Demonstrations Trailers


Demonstration trailers include solar and wind generating
systems and will be used at community events throughout the
state to demonstrate renewable energy options and to promote
the availability and success of NV Energy’s
RenewableGenerations

incentive program.


Energy Efficiency
and Conservation

Tim Kiersz

Energy Education Team Leader

Lower Your Bill


Improve
the Environment


Top energy users in home:

o
Air conditioner/electric heat

o
Spas

o
Water heater

o
Large appliances

o
Lights

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Residential Programs


ENERGY STAR Lighting

o
Direct incentives to customers


Refrigerator Recycling

o
$30 to recycle old refrigerators in working
condition


Comfort Savings

o
Free weatherization program for income
qualified families


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Commercial Programs


Commercial Incentive Program

o
Offers incentives to businesses in the following
areas:


Commercial, industrial and institutional
customer projects in existing buildings


Agricultural irrigation


New construction projects


Schools



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Conservation Program
Contact Information



NV Energy.com


775
-
834
-
0810


The most environmentally friendly kilowatt

is the one never used


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Electric Vehicle
Technology

Travis Johnson

Electric Transportation Program
Manager


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Does a Plug
-
in Electric
Vehicle Make a Difference?


o
Energy for internal combustion engines
and hybrids comes from gasoline

o
Plug
-
in electric vehicles get their
energy from the electric grid which
uses no petroleum in Nevada

o
Plugging in results in lower overall
emissions and uses domestically
produced, lower cost energy


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Where Does U.S. Electrical Energy
Come From?



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o
NV Energy uses
roughly:

o
65% to 70%
natural gas

o
20% coal

o
Renewables


What About Power Plant
Emissions?


Driving an electric vehicle reduces
C02 emissions by roughly 50%


Urban air quality improves because
emissions are lower and further
removed from population centers.

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How Many Electric Cars Can
our Power Grid Handle?



If NV Energy customers plug their
electric cars in at night, the electric
grid can handle over 1,000,000
vehicles without significant
infrastructure improvements

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Will Electric Cars be
Available and Affordable?



All major auto makers are now making
electric vehicles


There are at least 15 models coming by
2012/2013


Battery prices are falling and EV cost
should be competitive with gasoline
powered cars in just a few years without
tax credits

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How Far Can They Go?

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Battery Electric (BEV)


73 to 100 mile range per charge


Does not use gasoline


Good for average commuter


Very low maintenance


Extended Range EV


40 mi. electric, then 300 mi. gas


Gas
extends range beyond 40 mi.


Best for long commutes


Typical maintenance (oil, filter, etc.)


How Much Will My Power Bill
Increase?


Vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus
EV, and the Chevy Volt can drive roughly
3 miles per kWh.


Driving 1,000 miles per month would
use 333 kWh which currently costs
approximately $37 ($25 with the EV
TOU rate)


A 25 MPG car using $3 gas costs $120
for 1,000 miles


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How Long Will the Battery
Last?


Nissan and GM offer an 8
-
year,
100,000 warranty for the battery on
the Leaf and Volt.


Most common battery replacement
will be on a cell level

o
A few cells may require replacement,
not the entire pack.

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Economic
Development

Brad Woodring

Economic Development Manager

Leaders in Nevada’s
Economic Recovery


Promote local, regional, and state
economic development


Aggressively recruit companies to
Nevada


Collaborate with partners in strategic
planning efforts


Develop and maintain information and
databases for potential clients

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Nurture Relationships that
Promote Nevada


Create and maintain relationships with
decision makers of major corporations,
professional site selectors, corporate
asset managers, and commercial
brokers


Participate in professional site selection
organizations


Attend industry conferences and trade
shows

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Recruiting New Business


Develop leads with site selectors and
company contacts


Utilize lead generation organizations
and databases


Recruiting trips to specific markets


Target companies with Nevada
industry sectors

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Partnering to Attract, Expand,
Retain, and Grow Business


Nevada Commission on Economic
Development (NCED)


Local economic development
authorities


City Councils and County Commissions


University and community college
systems


Nevadaworks

and Job Connect

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Commitment to
Nevada
Communities

Karen Ross

Community Relations Manager

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Employees Who Make a Big
Difference


Setting the standard for employee volunteer
programs


Over 24,000 employee volunteer hours in
2010


One of the largest United Way contributors in
Nevada


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Enduring Partnerships


NV Energy Foundation

o
Over $4 million in shareholder funded grants to
501(c)(3) nonprofits in 2010


Scholarship programs

o
$238,000 in 2010


Education program support

o
$1,042,050 in 2010

o
Intern programs



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Creating a More Sustainable
Tomorrow


Renewable energy program support

o
Over $2 million funded by NV Energy
shareholders since 2007


Statewide energy assistance expos

o
Five events

o
5,200 customers attended

o
Distributed $446,496 in utility bill
assistance


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Wrap Up

Mary Simmons

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We Want to Hear From You


Questions?


What are the most urgent issues
facing your region and community?


How can NV Energy partner with you
for a stronger Nevada?


Survey

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