Wynn Las Vegas will power its multi-use development, Paradise Park, with 100 per cent renewable energy sourced from a new 160-acre solar energy facility.
The hotel developer hopes this will make it one of the most environmentally conscious planned developments in Las Vegas.
Under the terms of the agreement with Enel Green Power North America, Wynn Las Vegas will begin receiving power in the first half of 2018 which will be used to offset up to seventy-five per cent of the resort’s current peak power requirements until Paradise Park opens.
This is the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas, and an industry first for a gaming operator in Nevada.
“The use of renewable energy is a significant part of the future management of our energy needs in all Wynn developments,” said Steve Wynn, chairman, Wynn Resorts.
“We welcome every opportunity to protect and enhance our environment, save money and serve our guests and employees.”
Owned and operated by EGPNA, The Wynn Solar Facility is a stand-alone solar photovoltaic project located in Fallon, Nevada adjacent to the existing award-winning Stillwater hybrid facility, and will share the existing connection infrastructure with the geothermal-solar hybrid plant.
The Wynn Solar Facility will generate up to 27 MWdc of renewable energy, equivalent to 20 MWac, to power the resort.
With this renewable energy resource offsetting such a sizable percentage of Wynn’s peak power needs, the resort will far exceed requirements outlined in the Nevada Renewable Portfolio Standard.
Combined with the recently installed solar panels covering 103,000 square feet of Wynn’s rooftop, enough renewable energy will be generated to power 5,056 homes and eliminate 33,734 metric tons of CO2 emissions from the environment annually.