NV Energy and Apple are asking state energy regulators to approve a long-term agreement that would help to power the computer giant’s planned data center expansion in Nevada.
The Nevada Independent reports the idea is to use power from a new solar plant that will be built in the Reno Technology Park.
The utility proposes entering into a power purchase agreement with the plant - and transferring all produced renewable energy credits to Apple.
In a filing with the state’s Public Utilities Commission, NV Energy requested approval of an agreement - allowing Apple to use the new 50-megawatt solar plant to meet the growing power demands related to the company’s expansion in the area.
Apple expects that its energy load in Nevada will grow by some 120 percent over the next two years. The PUC has scheduled a review in December.