Public Notices

Governor's Committee on Energy Choice

Governor Brian Sandoval signed Executive Order 2017-03 establishing the membership, chairmanship, mission, timeline, and issues to address on the Governor's Committee on Energy Choice. The committee's mission is to identify the legal, policy, and procedural issues that need to be resolved, and to offer suggestions and proposals for legislative, regulatory, and executive actions that need to be taken for the effective and efficient implementation of The Energy Choice Initiative.

    Nevada Administrative Code 701A

      The Renewable Energy Tax Abatement program came under the Energy Office’s jurisdiction in July 2009. The program awards partial sales and use tax and partial property-tax abatements to eligible renewable energy facilities. The Energy Office staff reviews the abatement applications, conducts public hearings to determine eligibility, and reviews annual compliance audits after abatements have been granted.

      The Nevada Governor's Office of Energy (GOE) administers the green building tax abatement program based on criteria set forth in the LEED or Green Globes rating system and certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) or the Green Building Initiative (GBI) Both LEED and Green Globes rating systems provide a complete framework for assessing building performance and meeting environmental sustainable goals. They use industry recognized standards for designing, operating and certifying green building projects. The program was instituted in 2007 as an incentive for business owners to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings.

        New Energy Industry Task Force (NEITF)

        Governor Brian Sandoval issued an executive order in January 2016 reconvening the New Energy Industry Task Force and charging it with providing recommendations on the best energy policies for Nevada's future. The Task Force specifically addressed policies that encourage development of clean energy sources and integrate renewable energy technologies into Nevada's energy sector, foster the creation of a modern, resilient, and cost-effective energy grid, and support distributed generation and storage with a specific focus on rooftop solar and net metering. The order stated that clean and renewable energy is important to the economy and environment of the State of Nevada. The Governor's Office of Energy Director served as the chair of the Task Force, which also included members of industry, utility, environmental interests, Nevada Legislature, as well as representation from other valuable stakeholders.

        Governor Brian Sandoval issued an executive order in November 2011 charging the New Energy Industry Task Force with facilitating the timely development of transmission facilities and renewable energy resources in the state. Task Force work included the development of the “business case” for renewable energy in the state and transmission planning recommendations to the Governor by the fall of 2012. The order stated that coordination of transmission planning and development was critical to the success of the renewable energy industry in Nevada. The Energy Office Director served as the chair of the Task Force, which also included members of industry, utility, transmission development, environmental interests, as well as representation from the PUCN, Nevada System of Higher Education, the Bureau of Land Management, Consumer Protection, and other valuable stakeholders.