When the Raiders come to Las Vegas, they don’t want to buy power from NV Energy at their new home stadium.
The Nevada Current reports that in filings with the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, the Raiders have applied to purchase energy outside of NV Energy.
A 2001 law allows large energy customers to exit the regulated utility, and large consumers like Wynn, Switch and MGM have already done so. But their departures have come with an exit fee, which is intended to protect residential consumers and cover infrastructure costs.
The Raiders don’t want to pay exit fees, saying that since they are not a current customer, they shouldn’t have to pay.
Departure from NV Energy will require the approval of the PUC.