The Black Hills Energy Project, the state-run renewable energy project located in southern Nevada, is struggling to make ends meet.
The energy is mostly supplied by wind, but is often met by solar, hydro and geothermal.
In some cases, the renewable energy is being used for commercial purposes.
News24 spoke to the owner of Black Hills Power to find out how much renewable energy the company is producing.
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The Black Hills project is struggling financially.
The Nevada Department of Finance and the Nevada Department for Finance and Insurance has not received a single application for funding, said Black Hills spokesperson Mike Brown.
The company needs to hire about 50 people to work on the project.
The cost of the solar panels, hydro, geothermal and wind energy are all coming from the state, not the federal government.
“We don’t know what the federal contribution is going to be for that,” Brown said.
The company is in a position to make a profit if the federal funding is not forthcoming, but he said the company doesn’t have any idea how much money is needed for the expansion of the project at this time.
“The amount we need is probably $15 million to $20 million, but I don’t really have a sense of what it is going into yet,” Brown added.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is still reviewing the company’s request for funds.
“FERC will have to decide whether to grant the request,” said FERC spokeswoman Lisa Mazzarella.
“If we don’t receive an order, we’ll continue to be in the dark,” Brown continued.
He said the cost of renewable energy in Nevada is “so low that the company has been able to put out more electricity than it has had to buy,” so there is a significant profit margin in the renewable sector.
The project is one of two that Black Hills is involved with, the other being the Energy Conservation Center, a renewable and efficiency project that also serves as a storage hub for solar energy.
Brown said the energy at Black Mountains is not being used by the company to create jobs or to improve the environment.
“We’ve not been able, I don, to prove to anybody, that we are generating any of our electricity,” Brown told News24.
“That’s not what we’re trying to do.
I’m not saying that they don’t produce their own electricity, I’m just saying we don,t have a relationship with them.”
The project, known as Black Hills Wind Power, is located near the town of Las Vegas, near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and East Las Vegas Boulevard.
The solar panels are connected to a grid that runs through the facility, which uses renewable energy from the power plant.
Black Hills also uses renewable power to heat homes and stores excess electricity for the company.
Black Mountain Power is a subsidiary of Energy Republic, a subsidiary company of Black Mountain Energy, which was purchased by the Black Hills group in 2017.
The Energy Project is owned by Energy Republic and Black Mountain.
Energy Republic is a Nevada corporation, which has a subsidiary called Black Mountain Wind Power.
The Power Project is also owned by Black Hills.
Black Hills Energy has had contracts with the Nevada Division of Forestry and BLM for approximately $4.6 million since 2007.
The state’s Department of Energy is a part of the federal Energy Development Fund, a federal grant program designed to assist state and local governments in the construction of renewable power plants.
Black Mountains is one renewable energy source that has been awarded the Energy Development Program’s “Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy” designation, a grant that allows the company and its customers to receive federal assistance for energy efficiency.
Energy Republic has received about $5.5 million in federal grant money since 2007, according to Brown.
“It’s one of the lowest subsidies in the country for renewables,” Brown explained.
“Energy Republic is an industry leader, and we have had a number of successful contracts,” Brown noted.
EnergyRepublic has received more than $7 million in total federal and state support since it acquired Black Hills in 2017, Brown said, adding that Black Mountain is a great company.