Nevada

Utility Energy Efficiency Programs

Updated: October 2014

OVERVIEW

Nevada has seen a population growth rate of 1.18% per year on average from 2008 to 2012, while the consumption of electricity has decreased an average of 0.24% per year over the same period. In 2012 energy expenditures per capita was $3,624, which ranked Nevada 45th among all U.S. states.

Summer peak demand in Nevada reached its high point in 2012, at 8,747 MW. 

NV Energy is the largest electricity provider in the state, with over 1.2 million customers and 7,800 megawatts (MW) of peak production. Eight rural electric cooperatives, four municipal utilities, and three general improvement districts serve the remaining 55,000 customers in Nevada.

Natural gas is provided by NV Energy and Southwest Gas Corporation, which together serve a total of almost 790,000 customers in Nevada.

Electricity Demand-Side Management

Natural Gas Demand-Side Management


ELECTRICITY DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT

NV ENERGY

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MOUNT WHEELER POWER

Headquartered in Ely NV, Mount Wheeler Power Company serves approximately 7,000 customers in northeastern Nevada customers in Elko, White Pine, Eureka, and Nye Counties, as well as three Utah counties. Mount Wheeler power offers low-interest financing for energy efficiency improvements.

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WELLS RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (WREC)

Headquartered in Wells, NV, Wells Rural Electric Company serves approximately 4,000 customers in northeastern Nevada, in Elko County and 1,000 customers in Western Utah. Its highest peak load was 116 MW and it supplies more than 796,000 MWh annually. Wells Rural Electric conducts a residential rebate program for energy efficiency improvements, including insulation, window replacement, purchase of compact fluorescent light bulbs and fixtures, and energy-efficient appliances (high-efficiency water heaters, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, and dishwashers). It also provides a rebate for ENERGY STARĀ®-rated manufactured homes.

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RAFT RIVER RURAL ELECTRIC

Headquartered in Malta, ID, Raft River Rural serves customers in Idaho, Utah and approximately 1,200 customers in extreme northeastern Nevada.  Raft River offers energy efficiency rebates through the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Together We Save program. 

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PLUMAS SIERRA RURAL ELECTRIC

Headquartered in Portola CA, Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative serves customers in California and a little over 360 customers Washoe County, Nevada.  Plumas-Sierra conducts DSM programs that offer rebates for high-efficiency water heaters, refrigerators, clothes washers, and dishwashers. electronics, and CFL light bulbs.

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NATURAL GAS DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT

NV ENERGY

Sierra Pacific Power Company has been conducting DSM programs for its natural gas customers for several years. For information on NV Energy's natural gas DSM programs, visit: 

www.nvenergy.com/saveenergy/ for residential programs,

And https://www.nvenergy.com/business/saveenergy/incentives/surebet/index.cfm for commercial and industrial programs.

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SOUTHWEST GAS

Southwest Gas offers a variety of energy efficiency programs in Nevada, including:

  • Low-Income Energy Conservation Program
  • ENERGY STARĀ® Home Program
  • Residential Energy-Efficient Consumer Products Rebate Program
  • Furnace Rebate
  • Commercial Energy Audit
  • Commercial Energy-Efficient Equipment Rebate Program
  • Solar Thermal Advantage Rebate (STAR) Program
  • Residential Weatherization Program

For information on Southwest Gas's DSM programs, visit: http://www.swgasliving.com/dsm/efficiency/nv.

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