July 2012 Meeting

Renewable Energy Policy in Nevada

Meeting Topic – Public Utilities Commission of Nevada: Renewable Responsibilities

Presented by: Karen Olesky, Policy Advisor for the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada

The meeting will encompass a brief overview of how the State Legislature creates renewable mandates and goals for the Utilities to implement, which then are monitored and enforced by the PUCN. Specifically I will be discussing the state RPS, the solar carve out of the RPS and then the small scale renewable programs for solar PV. Energy Efficiency is also important to the RPS.

About Karen Olesky

Karen began working at the PUCN in March 2010 as a Policy Advisor for renewable and energy efficiency issues. Karen’s experience includes monitoring the Utilities annual RPS compliance which has her working with the evaluation and tracking of Utility Scale renewable contracts, aiding in the revisions of the small scale Renewable Generations programs for Solar, Wind and Hydro systems to keep them up to date with current market conditions and customer demand, and reviewing the cost effectiveness of Utility Energy Efficiency and Conservation programs.

She holds a B.S. in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and a Masters of Environmental Management from Duke University in North Carolina.

Solar NV meets monthly and everyone is invited!

Date: July 19, 2012 (third Thursday of every month)

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV)

Greenspun Hall, West Wing, Room 2202
4505 S Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89154
(Maps, directions, parking info)

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