Saturday, Oct. 14
New this year! Tours of a variety of clean energy facilities throughout the Las Vegas Valley are being offered to Summit attendees. All tours will depart from the Bellagio Resort Shuttle Pick-up at 8:00 A.M. and conclude by 2:00 P.M. or earlier. You will be prompted to select a tour upon registration. Space is limited. Reserve your tour today!
Sempra Energy’s Copper Mountain Solar Complex
The tour to Copper Mountain Solar (CMS) 3 includes a brief visit to the Copper Mountain Solar Complex operations control room as well as a shuttled tour through the 250-megawatt (MW) facility. From a vantage point at CMS3, guests can see Sempra Renewables’ flagship Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) solar facilities in the U.S. generating more than 550 MW of clean electricity. The award-winning Copper Mountain Solar Complex has contributed an estimated $2.5 billion through combined economic impact from operations (26 years) and construction in Clark County.The tour will last 60-90 minutes, plus approximately 45 minutes of travel time each way. Sempra will provide refreshments on-site. Guests are advised to wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Las Vegas Public Works
The City of Las Vegas Water Pollution Control Facility is not only the wastewater treatment plant that handles treatment of more than 40 million gallons per day to return to Lake Mead through the Las Vegas Wetlands or reused at nearby golf courses, it is one of the City’s largest renewable energy sites. Tour participants will get an opportunity to see the City’s 3 megawatt single axis tracking solar system installed in 2013 that generates approximately 6.8 million kilowatt hours of energy per year for the facility. The plant also incorporates the use of fats, oils, and grease and methane reuse during the anaerobic digestion process to decrease energy consumed for plant operations. In addition, the plant is the recipient of clean hydropower from the Colorado River Commission, including power recently allocated from Hoover Dam.The tour lasts approximately 2 hours, plus 30 minutes of travel time each way.
Switch SuperNAP & First Solar Generating Station
Want to learn how innovative corporations team procure clean energy? This tour lets you see Switch’s data centers and the First Solar facility that will help Switch meet its promise to power its data centers on 100% clean energy. Switch is a technology infrastructure company whose core business is the design, construction and operation of the largest and most advanced data centers in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Switch is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the connected world and the Internet of Absolutely Everything™ First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed and currently operates many of the world’s largest grid-connected PV power plants. Its experience across the solar value chain reduces risk while delivering more reliable, dependable and cost-effective solutions for our customers.
The tour bus will depart from Bellagio Resort at 8:00 A.M. and return for drop-off 1:30 P.M. Walking shoes are recommended. Guests are required to present a photo ID at Switch’s security check-in.
Las Vegas Cyclery
The Las Vegas Cyclery operates in a LEED Platinum and Net Zero Energy Building. It boasts one of the only commercial wind turbines in Nevada and a 53 kW solar array, which together have provided the building with 100% clean energy for more than five years.The tour is approximately 30 minutes in length, plus 30 minutes of travel time each way.
Program times are subject to change.