NV Energy was created through the merger of Northern Nevada’s Sierra Pacific Power and Las Vegas’ Nevada Power in 1989.
Sierra Pacific Power had its roots in the gold rush of 1850’s. Nevada Power was formed in 1906 as the Consolidated Power and Telephone Company of Nevada.
The merger of the two companies created a utility company with a survey territory of 44,000 square miles – almost all of Nevada’s populated area.
Today NV Energy has 1.3 million electricity customers and 155,000 natural gas customers. The company has a generating capacity of 24,000 MW, which is sold to wholesale customers in the Western United States.
In 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, acquired NV Energy and took it private.