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Jack Motter to Head Utility Renewable Energy Team; Upcoming Website Updates

Mar 27, 2002

Nevada Power
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For Immediate Release

Jack Motter has been named project lead for the renewable Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Sierra Pacific and Nevada Power Companies. Under Senate Bill 372, each utility is required to meet 5% of its customers needs with renewable energy beginning 2003 with that requirement increasing to 15% by 2013.

The companies have issued RFPs and have completed initial evaluations of proposals received. Motter will be leading the team that will be completing this process, including further evaluation, contract negotiations, and regulatory approval.

Mr. Motter attended the University of Washington and has a B.S. (Geology) from Western Washington University. He also holds an MBA (Operations Analysis, with Mining Engineering minor) from the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to coming to Sierra Pacific Power Company in 1985, he worked for several exploration companies as a geologist, a geophysicist and economic analyst.

At Sierra Pacific, Motter has held a number of progressively responsible positions in areas including Resource Planning, Resource Analysis, R&D, Generation Engineering and Construction, Power Production and Strategic Business Planning and Analysis. His experience includes substantial familiarity with geothermal, wind, solar and other renewable technologies. He is currently Director, Strategic Projects for Sierra Pacific and Nevada Power Companies, and is pleased to be added to the team currently working on the renewable RFPs.

Jack is planning to post an initial update on the Utilities'respective websites by Monday, April 1. This update will provide information on the process as well as the timetable to select respondents for negotations, to execute agreements, and to obtain regulatory approvals.

The web update will also provide questions and answers that may be helpful to RFP respondents. We are unable to address questions about specific projects or specific bidders. To ensure fairness to all bidders, only questions with regard to the schedule or process may be submitted by Email to Nancy Zunino

For further information about the RFP process, please visit theRenewable RFP sectionon the Nevada Power website.

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