List of Project Funding Partnerships


Keith Glidewell
Grants and Fiscal Manager
775-687-1850, ext. 7304


Renewable Energy

  • In 2015, Nevada State Parks received $9,200 to install a solar power system to power a well at Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, which is a remote off-grid facility.
  • In 2015, Lincoln County Power District (LCPD) received $12,000 to help build Nevada's first community solar project near the town of Panaca in east-central Nevada. The project has an annual generating capacity of 90 kW and reduces the amount of electricity annually purchased on the open market.
  • In 2015, Beaver Dam State Park on the Nevada-Utah border received $7,000 to install batteries capable of storing energy generated by an 8 kW solar system. This ensures a more reliable energy source for campgrounds and other facilities.
  • In 2017, NV Energy received $200,000 in support of the Lower-Income Solar Energy Program (Phase 3).
  • In 2017, University of Nevada, Reno received $1,000,000 for support of the research near Fallon in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) program.
  • In 2018, Viridity Energy received $54,477 for a battery energy storage pilot project to analyze energy and demand cost reduction opportunities for State-owned buildings.
  • In 2018, Brattle Group received $230,721 to conduct a study for the Public Utilities Commission on the statewide potential for cost-effective energy storage.
  • In 2018, NV Energy received $200,000 in support of the Lower-Income Solar Energy Program (Phase 3).
  • In 2018, Viridity received $785,132 (minus a $300,000 NV Energy incentive) to acquire, install, and monitor a battery energy storage system at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building.
  • In 2018, Viridity received $56,053 for a project with RTC Washoe that will measure energy consumption and demand at electric vehicle (bus) charging station facilities and evaluate opportunities to reduce utility costs through the use of energy storage.

    Energy Efficiency

    • In 2017, Coral Academy of Science received $3,600 to retrofit both outdoor and indoor lighting at the school.
    • In 2017, City of Reno received $20,000 to advance energy efficiency initiatives in the commercial and industrial sectors in conjunction with the City Energy Project.
    • In 2017, SWEEP and Northern Nevada International Code Council each received $5,000 to host presenters to conduct training workshops in Elko, Reno, and Las Vegas on the most recently adopted International Energy Code Council (IECC) codes.
    • In 2018, NV Energy received $23,639.92 in funding for a commercial window film pilot project.
    • In 2018, Envirolution received $60,000 to expand Project ReCharge, STEM Energy program education in Northern Nevada for the 2018/2019 school year.
    • In 2018, the City of Reno received $78,510 to do retro-commissioning in 15 of their facilities (14 fire stations and one police station) to identify basic improvements in the controls and systems at the sites.

      Electric Vehicles

      • In 2015, State of Nevada Fleet Services received $2,500 to install two Level II Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, one in Carson City (Richard Bryan building) and the other in Las Vegas (Grant Sawyer State Office Building). The stations are publicly available.
      • In 2016, Valley Electric Association received $15,000 to install one DC Fast Charger and two Level II EV charging ports at Eddie World in Beatty.
      • In 2016, NV Energy received $30,000 to install DC Fast Charger and Level II EV charging at Fox Peak Station in Fallon, NV as part of the Nevada Electric Highway.
      • In 2017, City of Reno received $10,000 to install four Level II EV charging ports in the City Hall parking garage. Two Level II ports will be available for public use, while the other two will be used for City fleet vehicles.
      • In 2017, Lincoln County Power District received $41,500 to install one DC Fast Charger and two Level II EV charging stations at McCrosky’s Y-Service in Panaca as part of the Nevada Electric Highway.
      • In 2018, National Association of State Energy Offices (NASEO) received $30,000 to conduct a baseline assessment in support of electric vehicle charging infrastructure activities outlined in the Regional Electric Vehicle Plan for the West or “REV West” plan signed by eight western states.
      • In 2018, e-centricity received $206,425 to conduct a study to assess existing policies and programs in Nevada that further transportation electrification and other means to increase reliance on renewable energy in the transportation sector, and recommendations for a coordinated policy and programming strategy across Nevada’s state and local public agencies.