News Releases


Feb 8, 2006

Media Contact: Sonya Headen, (702) 367-5222
Analyst Contact: Britta Carlson, (702) 367-5624

Sierra Pacific Resources (NYSE:SRP), the parent company of Sierra Pacific Power Company and Nevada Power Company, announced today that Thomas Fair has been promoted to the position of executive, renewable energy.

"This newly created position is an important part of our company's ongoing commitment to identify alternative sources of energy supply, to further renewable energy development in Nevada and to achieve success in complying with our state's renewable portfolio standard,"said Roberto Denis, senior vice president of energy supply. "Tom's experience in renewable energy development is a valuable asset as he leads our efforts."

Fair was formerly the director of environmental services for the company.  He joined Sierra Pacific in 2004 after serving as the development director in a joint venture with RES North America, LLC, a renewable energy development company.  He spent six years in the development of wind energy projects in the West and Midwest.  His career, which spans over 30 years, includes experience with companies such as Florida Power and Light and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation where he headed the environmental affairs departments and FPL Energy where he was responsible for project development for conventional and renewable power generation projects. 

"We have a tremendous opportunity to better utilize alternative energy sources and I am looking forward to helping bring Nevada to the forefront of renewable energy,"said Fair.

Headquartered in Nevada, Sierra Pacific Resources is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries are Nevada Power Company, the electric utility for most of southern Nevada, and Sierra Pacific Power Company, the electric utility for most of northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe area of California. Sierra Pacific Power Company also distributes natural gas in the Reno-Sparks area of northern Nevada. Other subsidiaries include the Tuscarora Gas Pipeline Company, which owns 50 percent interest in an interstate natural gas transmission partnership and several unregulated energy services companies.