Ely Energy Center, Phase II

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According to Nevada Power, two gasification units were to be added to the Ely Energy Center “when commercially viable.”[1]

On February 9, 2009, Nevada Power announced that it was postponing the plant indefinitely because of increasing economic and environmental uncertainties. According to CEO Michael Yackira, the plant could be delayed for up to 10 years, or until carbon capture and storage technologies are available.[2]

Project Details

Sponsors: Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power
Location: Ely, NV
Capacity: 1000 MW (two units)
Type: IGCC
Projected in service: TBD
Status: Postponed


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  1. Proposed Ely Energy Center, Sierra Pacific corporate fact sheet, undated, accessed January 2008.
  2. "NV Energy postponing big coal-fired plant near Ely," Associated Press, February 10, 2009.

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