Titus Announces Major Clean Energy Project for Clark County

Mar 13, 2013
Press Release

March 13, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District announced that the Department of the Interior has approved a major clean energy project in Southern Nevada. The Searchlight Wind Energy Project will be built approximately 60 miles southeast of Las Vegas on Bureau of Land Management lands in Clark County. Once completed, the 83 wind turbines will generate approximately 200 megawatts of clean, renewable energy, enough to power approximately 70,000 homes. The project will create 275 construction jobs and up to 15 permanent jobs, while contributing $18.6 million in tax revenue.

“This is tremendous news for our region,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus. “Projects like this further demonstrate the potential that Southern Nevada has as a leader in the development of clean, renewable energy. I will continue to work with authorities to help create more opportunities for clean energy generation in our region to create jobs, reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and bring significant investments to our communities.”