Spring Valley Wind

White Pine County, Nevada

Spring Valley Wind is on federal land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management east of Ely, Nevada. The 152 MW facility is the first commercial wind energy project constructed in the state.

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  • Spring Valley Wind is a $300 million investment that is helping the state diversify generation sources and reach its renewable energy goals.

  • The site utilizes 66 American-made Siemens Gamesa 2.3 MW turbines, with blades manufactured in Iowa and nacelles from Kansas, to harness energy from the wind.

  • More than $5 million went to the local school district from sales tax during project construction. An estimated $40 million will go to county taxes, land leases, and community donations during the first 20 years of operations.

Spring Valley Wind supports the community through sponsorships and donations and partners with Great Basin College to provide ongoing funding for engineering and energy-focused education programs.

We place great importance on being an active part of the local communities where we have a presence.

Please let us know if your group would like a presentation or if you have suggestions for sponsorships and local causes we can support.

Spring Valley Wind construction concluded in 2012 and entailed 250 workers during peak activity. The site uses eight on-site personnel and local contractors to operate and maintain the facility.

NV Energy purchases the facility’s electricity generation, which is equal to the needs of more than 100,000 people, under a long-term power purchase agreement.

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