What powers Las Vegas, NV?
I'm doing an essay on Las Vegas' energy sources, and frankly, I can't find a suitable site that shows all or most of the ways it's obtained. I know that some power is received from Hoover Dam and Nevada Solar One, but other than that I'm lost xD. Can anyone shed a little more light on the subject? Thanks!
- PatLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Contrary to popular belief Hoover Dam does not power LV. Most of Hoover Dam's power is directed to California. Solar One supplies very little of the power.
Most of the power is from local power plants owned by NV Energy (formerly Nevada Power). They own Bighorn, Chuck Lenzie, Harry Allen, Apex, Silverhawk and a few others I know I'm forgetting. Independent power producers (IPPs) are 2 Nevada Cogens, Las Vegas Cogeneration, Saguaro, and El Dorado. Some of the power comes up from AZ. The main major trading substations are MEAD and FOUR CORNERS and a lot of the power comes through these substations, especially from Palo Verde nuclear power plant in southern AZSource(s): Las Vegas Power Plant Electrician http://www.powerplantjobs.com/ppj.nsf/powerplants1... http://ndep.nv.gov/bapc/graphics/power.pdf http://www.oe.energy.gov/DocumentsandMedia/Synchro... http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/electricity/californi...
- 1 decade ago
Do your own homework!