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Nevada — NV Energy has tapped Stanley Consultants to perform owner’s engineering for the Dry Lake Solar photovoltaic project.

The Nevada Dry Lake facility is one of three recently approved large solar projects that represent NV Energy’s ongoing commitment to advance renewable energy development and reduce carbon emissions while keeping customer rates low and maintaining reliability.

The 150 MW Dry Lake solar project will be located 20 miles northeast of Las Vegas in a designated federal solar energy zone. It includes a battery storage system capable of storing 400 MWh and delivering 100 MW for a 4-hour period.

In Nevada, 150 MW of solar energy would power 24,000 homes for a year, according to solar industry statistics.

The solar and battery project is being executed as two separate engineer procure construct (EPC) contracts. Stanley Consultants will assist NV Energy in reviewing the environmental permitting and photovoltaic and battery storage design, as well as monitoring the project during construction, commissioning and performance testing.

“We look forward to contributing professional services to NV Energy on this project and building upon our growing renewable energy practice,” said – Chris DePodesta, renewable energy practice lead for Stanley Consultants. “Together with our clients we are working towards achieving sustainability, resiliency and carbon reduction goals using all the technology at our disposal.”

Stanley Consultants has also partnered with two subconsultants: ArcVera Renewables, which will be providing renewable technology and testing expertise; and BEC Environmental, a Las Vegas firm that will support the Stanley Consultants environmental team.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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