NV Energy Inc. reached an agreement with Apple Inc. that calls for developing 200 MW of solar power projects in Nevada by early 2019.
The projects will serve the energy needs of Apple's Reno data center in the state, according to a Jan. 25 news release. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary will soon seek approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to enter into a power purchase agreement with Apple.
The project will bring NV Energy's total new solar resources in the state to more than 529 MW. This is in addition to the 491 MW of universal solar resources in Nevada now serving NV Energy customers, the company said.
Apple also will dedicate up to 5 MW of power to the company's future subscription solar program for residential and commercial customers.