|Location||30 miles east of Ely, NV in Spring Valley|
|Power Purchaser||NV Energy|
|Construction Contractor||Mortenson Construction|
|Turbine Size||2.3 MW|
|Number of Turbines||66|
|Project Capacity||151.8 MW|
|Power Equivalent||45,000 homes|
|Construction Start||Summer 2011|
|Commercial Operation||August 2012|
Compared to a coal-fired power plant, the electricity produced annually by Spring Valley Wind will offset carbon dioxide emissions equal to taking 52,000 cars off the road each year and conserve enough water to supply nearly 6,000 people each day. – Source: AWEA
As the first commercial wind energy facility in the State of Nevada, the 151.8 MW Spring Valley Wind facility represents a major contribution toward Nevada's 25% renewable portfolio standard.
Pattern has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with NV Energy for the sale of energy produced from Spring Valley Wind. The project is located on 7,673 acres of public lands in north Spring Valley about 30 miles east of Ely. The total disturbed area including temporary disturbance during construction will be 312 acres, and the permanent footprint will be approximately 80 acres of surface area, which is 1% of the total project area.
Spring Valley Wind consists of 66 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines and produce energy equal to the needs of approximately 45,000 Nevadan homes. The project created numerous local job opportunities and will contribute substantially to the tax base, benefiting the State of Nevada, White Pine County, and the White Pine County school district. Spring Valley Wind also made a substantial contribution to support County law enforcement and emergency services, the local library, and energy-focused educational programs at Great Basin College.