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1 NV Energy Community Roundtable Carson City, NV March 28, 2011

2 A Glimpse Into Your Energy Future Mary Simmons Vice President External Strategy 2

3 Safe, Reliable Energy at Reasonable Prices Three part strategy for resource portfolio Three part strategy for resource portfolio o Energy efficiency and conservation o Renewable energy o Transmission and efficient generation Operating efficiencies and effectiveness Operating efficiencies and effectiveness 3

4 Pricing History Change in strategy and policy since 2004 Change in strategy and policy since 2004 Steady decreases since January 2009 Steady decreases since January 2009 Rates now comparable to 2004/05 prices Rates now comparable to 2004/05 prices Regional comparison Regional comparison 4

5 Future Strategies One Nevada transmission line (ON Line) One Nevada transmission line (ON Line) NV Energize NV Energize 5

6 One Nevada Transmission Line (ON Line) Joint project between NV Energy and Great Basin Transmission Joint project between NV Energy and Great Basin Transmission 235 mile, 500 kv transmission line connecting northern and southern Nevada 235 mile, 500 kv transmission line connecting northern and southern Nevada Estimated cost - $510 million Estimated cost - $510 million Expected in service Expected in service

7 ON Line Benefits Provides access to isolated renewable energy resources Provides access to isolated renewable energy resources Enables development of renewable energy projects throughout the State Enables development of renewable energy projects throughout the State Enhances energy sharing efficiencies for NV Energy power generation resources Enhances energy sharing efficiencies for NV Energy power generation resources 7

8 Providing Nevada Jobs and Local Opportunities 400 workers employed at peak construction 400 workers employed at peak construction o Transmission line crews o Substation construction workers o Communications o Inspection and environmental compliance 8

9 NVEnergize Brian Costello Regional Operations Director 9

10 Creating an Energy Smart Future NV Energy awarded $138 million grant by U.S. Department of Energy to implement a smart grid/smart meter project NV Energy awarded $138 million grant by U.S. Department of Energy to implement a smart grid/smart meter project We’re calling the project NVEnergize We’re calling the project NVEnergize Total project cost = $300 million Total project cost = $300 million Improve energy infrastructure, upgrade company operations, and enhance customer service capability Improve energy infrastructure, upgrade company operations, and enhance customer service capability 10

11 NVEnergize Basics Installation of digital meters Installation of digital meters Two-way communications equipment Two-way communications equipment Smart Grid Technology Smart Grid Technology Expanded customer service and program choices Expanded customer service and program choices 11

12 Meters are Accurate Three tests confirm this Three tests confirm this 1. Manufacturer tests all meters 2. NV Energy tests sample meters 3. University of Nevada, Reno conducted independent lab tests NV Energy will read meters manually and remotely for a period of time NV Energy will read meters manually and remotely for a period of time 12

13 Other NVEnergize Benefits Operational savings Operational savings Better management of energy supply needs Better management of energy supply needs Security controls are among best in industry Security controls are among best in industry 13

14 Installation Schedule Began testing and installing meters in southern Nevada in September 2010 Began testing and installing meters in southern Nevada in September 2010 More than 100,000 meters deployed More than 100,000 meters deployed Meter installation in northern Nevada to begin in December 2011 Meter installation in northern Nevada to begin in December 2011 Approximately 1.4 million meters installed throughout Nevada by end of 2012 Approximately 1.4 million meters installed throughout Nevada by end of

15 NV Energy’s Renewable Energy Program Jack McGinley Director of Regulatory and Legislative Strategy

16 Renewable Resource Portfolio Geothermal Geothermal o Mainstay – began in 1986 o Portfolio growing Solar Solar o Large and small scale PV o Thermal plants Wind Wind o Projects in northern and eastern NV Other Other o Biomass, hydro and heat recovery 16

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18 Status of Renewable Portfolio 18

19 Renewables Portfolio 44 Projects Total over 1,240 MW 19

20 Examples of Recent Renewable Projects Waste heat recovery Waste heat recovery Solar thermal Solar thermal Integrated solar combined cycle Integrated solar combined cycle Solar photovoltaics (PV) Solar photovoltaics (PV) 20

21 Acciona’s 64 MW Nevada Solar One Concentrating Solar Power Plant (Located in Boulder City) 21

22 Renewable Generations John Hargrove Energy Efficiency Program Manager 22

23 Program History 2003 – Nevada State legislation encourages NV Energy customers to install solar photovoltaic systems 2003 – Nevada State legislation encourages NV Energy customers to install solar photovoltaic systems 2004 – Solar Generations program launched 2004 – Solar Generations program launched 2007 – Solar program made permanent, nearly doubling size from 1,900 kw to 3,760 kw and adding hydro and wind 2007 – Solar program made permanent, nearly doubling size from 1,900 kw to 3,760 kw and adding hydro and wind New – Solar Hot Water incentive program New – Solar Hot Water incentive program 23

24 Current Results Renewable Generations has reached the milestone of 10 megawatts of customer generation installed Renewable Generations has reached the milestone of 10 megawatts of customer generation installed o 10 megawatts = electricity use of 1,743 average American homes o Environmental impact = reduced CO2 emissions equivalent to 1,615,666 gallons of car gasoline Over $40.5 million in rebates paid Over $40.5 million in rebates paid 24

25 Renewable Generations Solar Generations Solar Generations o Over 26 mw of solar PV pending installation in 2011 Solar Hot Water Incentives Solar Hot Water Incentives o Rebates to small businesses, schools and public buildings Solar incentive program under review by Nevada State Legislature and may open again for applications in 2011 Solar incentive program under review by Nevada State Legislature and may open again for applications in

26 SolarGenerations CCSD West Career & Technical Academy –System: kW –Location: Las Vegas, NV

27 Wind Generations Currently a demonstration program and being reviewed by the Nevada State Legislature. May open again for applications in 2011 Currently a demonstration program and being reviewed by the Nevada State Legislature. May open again for applications in 2011 Over 11 mw of wind projects pending installation in 2011 Over 11 mw of wind projects pending installation in 2011 The Wind Generations program is closed and all available capacity is reserved The Wind Generations program is closed and all available capacity is reserved 27

28 28 WindGenerations Largest WindGenerations Project Washoe Valley Size: 25 kW Rebate: $75,000

29 Hydro Generations 595 kw in agricultural hydro projects pending installation in kw in agricultural hydro projects pending installation in 2011 Hydro Generations incentive program currently open to agricultural customers and accepting applications Hydro Generations incentive program currently open to agricultural customers and accepting applications Hydro Generations currently being reviewed by the Nevada State Legislature and may open again for applications in 2011 Hydro Generations currently being reviewed by the Nevada State Legislature and may open again for applications in

30 Hydro Generations HydroGenerations 1 st Complete Project HydroGenerations 1 st Complete Project Young Brothers Ranch - Austin, NV Young Brothers Ranch - Austin, NV Size: 93 kW Hydro System Size: 93 kW Hydro System Rebate: $232,500 Rebate Rebate: $232,500 Rebate 30

31 Demonstration Trailers 31 New Demonstrations Trailers Demonstration trailers include solar and wind generating systems and will be used at community events throughout the state to demonstrate renewable energy options and to promote the availability and success of NV Energy’s RenewableGenerations incentive program.

32 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Tim Kiersz Energy Education Team Leader

33 Lower Your Bill – Improve the Environment Top energy users in home: Top energy users in home: o Air conditioner/electric heat o Spas o Water heater o Large appliances o Lights 33

34 Residential Programs ENERGY STAR Lighting ENERGY STAR Lighting o Direct incentives to customers Refrigerator Recycling Refrigerator Recycling o $30 to recycle old refrigerators in working condition Comfort Savings Comfort Savings o Free weatherization program for income qualified families 34

35 Commercial Programs Commercial Incentive Program Commercial Incentive Program o Offers incentives to businesses in the following areas: Commercial, industrial and institutional customer projects in existing buildings Commercial, industrial and institutional customer projects in existing buildings Agricultural irrigation Agricultural irrigation New construction projects New construction projects Schools Schools 35

36 Conservation Program Contact Information NV Energy.com NV Energy.com The most environmentally friendly kilowatt is the one never used 36

37 Electric Vehicle Technology Travis Johnson Electric Transportation Program Manager 37

38 Does a Plug-in Electric Vehicle Make a Difference? o Energy for internal combustion engines and hybrids comes from gasoline o Plug-in electric vehicles get their energy from the electric grid which uses no petroleum in Nevada o Plugging in results in lower overall emissions and uses domestically produced, lower cost energy 38

39 Where Does U.S. Electrical Energy Come From? 39 o NV Energy uses roughly: o 65% to 70% natural gas o 20% coal o Renewables

40 What About Power Plant Emissions? Driving an electric vehicle reduces C02 emissions by roughly 50% Driving an electric vehicle reduces C02 emissions by roughly 50% Urban air quality improves because emissions are lower and further removed from population centers. Urban air quality improves because emissions are lower and further removed from population centers. 40

41 How Many Electric Cars Can our Power Grid Handle? If NV Energy customers plug their electric cars in at night, the electric grid can handle over 1,000,000 vehicles without significant infrastructure improvements If NV Energy customers plug their electric cars in at night, the electric grid can handle over 1,000,000 vehicles without significant infrastructure improvements 41

42 Will Electric Cars be Available and Affordable? All major auto makers are now making electric vehicles All major auto makers are now making electric vehicles There are at least 15 models coming by 2012/2013 There are at least 15 models coming by 2012/2013 Battery prices are falling and EV cost should be competitive with gasoline powered cars in just a few years without tax credits Battery prices are falling and EV cost should be competitive with gasoline powered cars in just a few years without tax credits 42

43 How Far Can They Go? 43 Battery Electric (BEV) 73 to 100 mile range per charge 73 to 100 mile range per charge Does not use gasoline Does not use gasoline Good for average commuter Good for average commuter Very low maintenance Very low maintenance Extended Range EV 40 mi. electric, then 300 mi. gas40 mi. electric, then 300 mi. gas Gas extends range beyond 40 mi.Gas extends range beyond 40 mi. Best for long commutesBest for long commutes Typical maintenance (oil, filter, etc.)Typical maintenance (oil, filter, etc.)

44 How Much Will My Power Bill Increase? Vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus EV, and the Chevy Volt can drive roughly 3 miles per kWh. Vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus EV, and the Chevy Volt can drive roughly 3 miles per kWh. Driving 1,000 miles per month would use 333 kWh which currently costs approximately $37 ($25 with the EV TOU rate) Driving 1,000 miles per month would use 333 kWh which currently costs approximately $37 ($25 with the EV TOU rate) A 25 MPG car using $3 gas costs $120 for 1,000 miles A 25 MPG car using $3 gas costs $120 for 1,000 miles 44

45 How Long Will the Battery Last? Nissan and GM offer an 8-year, 100,000 warranty for the battery on the Leaf and Volt. Nissan and GM offer an 8-year, 100,000 warranty for the battery on the Leaf and Volt. Most common battery replacement will be on a cell level Most common battery replacement will be on a cell level o A few cells may require replacement, not the entire pack. 45

46 Economic Development Brad Woodring Economic Development Manager

47 Leaders in Nevada’s Economic Recovery Promote local, regional, and state economic development Promote local, regional, and state economic development Aggressively recruit companies to Nevada Aggressively recruit companies to Nevada Collaborate with partners in strategic planning efforts Collaborate with partners in strategic planning efforts Develop and maintain information and databases for potential clients Develop and maintain information and databases for potential clients 47

48 Nurture Relationships that Promote Nevada Create and maintain relationships with decision makers of major corporations, professional site selectors, corporate asset managers, and commercial brokers Create and maintain relationships with decision makers of major corporations, professional site selectors, corporate asset managers, and commercial brokers Participate in professional site selection organizations Participate in professional site selection organizations Attend industry conferences and trade shows Attend industry conferences and trade shows 48

49 Recruiting New Business Develop leads with site selectors and company contacts Develop leads with site selectors and company contacts Utilize lead generation organizations and databases Utilize lead generation organizations and databases Recruiting trips to specific markets Recruiting trips to specific markets Target companies with Nevada industry sectors Target companies with Nevada industry sectors 49

50 Partnering to Attract, Expand, Retain, and Grow Business Nevada Commission on Economic Development (NCED) Nevada Commission on Economic Development (NCED) Local economic development authorities Local economic development authorities City Councils and County Commissions City Councils and County Commissions University and community college systems University and community college systems Nevadaworks and Job Connect Nevadaworks and Job Connect 50

51 Commitment to Nevada Communities Karen Ross Community Relations Manager 51

52 Employees Who Make a Big Difference Setting the standard for employee volunteer programs Setting the standard for employee volunteer programs Over 24,000 employee volunteer hours in 2010 Over 24,000 employee volunteer hours in 2010 One of the largest United Way contributors in Nevada One of the largest United Way contributors in Nevada 52

53 Enduring Partnerships NV Energy Foundation NV Energy Foundation o Over $4 million in shareholder funded grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofits in 2010 Scholarship programs Scholarship programs o $238,000 in 2010 Education program support Education program support o $1,042,050 in 2010 o Intern programs 53

54 Creating a More Sustainable Tomorrow Renewable energy program support Renewable energy program support o Over $2 million funded by NV Energy shareholders since 2007 Statewide energy assistance expos Statewide energy assistance expos o Five events o 5,200 customers attended o Distributed $446,496 in utility bill assistance 54

55 Wrap Up Mary Simmons 55

56 We Want to Hear From You Questions? Questions? What are the most urgent issues facing your region and community? What are the most urgent issues facing your region and community? How can NV Energy partner with you for a stronger Nevada? How can NV Energy partner with you for a stronger Nevada? Survey Survey 56


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