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.

    Renewable Energy Tax Abatement Hearings

    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.

      The International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), issued by the International Code Council, is a modern, up-to-date energy conservation code addressing the design of energy-efficient building envelopes and installation of energy efficient mechanical, lighting and power systems through requirements emphasizing performance. The Director shall adopt regulations for the conservation of energy in buildings that must include the adoption of the most recent version of the IECC and any amendments to the IECC that will not materially lessen the effective energy savings requirements of the IECC and are deemed necessary to support effective compliance and enforcement of the IECC.