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Nevada Power Partners with Community Leaders in Celebrating Black History Month

Feb 21, 2007

Media Contact: Sonya Headen (702) 367-5222

Community Leadership 101: - Journeys to Success

In keeping with its commitment to diversity initiatives, Nevada Power culminates its month-long celebration of Black History month with a special program for its employees titled"Community Leadership 101: Journey to Success. This event will feature a panel of African American leaders from the Las Vegas community who will share wisdom, inspiration and personal stories from their own"Journey to Success". Media are invited to attend the event on Thursday, February 22, 2007 from 11:30 a.m.â€" 1 p.m. at Nevada Power's main office located at 6226 W. Sahara Ave. The moderator is Alicia Gibbs, president, I.D. Media, and special guest panelists include:

Sam Chambers - Asst. City Manager, City of North Las Vegas.Chambers is the Assistant City Manager of Operations for the City of North Las Vegas. He oversees the City Clerk, Information Technology, General Services, and Parks& Recreation departments as well as being the Labor Relations Manager and State Legislative Affairs Officer.

Debra Nelson - VP, Corporate Communications& Diversity - MGM MIRAGE

Nelson is responsible for the implementation of the company's diversity initiative, as well as government relations and community affairs programs, including corporate philanthropy.

Darryl Martin - Asst. County Manager - Clark County

Martin was appointed Assistant County Manager for Clark County in October, 2005. His responsibilities include overseeing the departments of Social Service, Family Services and Coroner and working with the Public Guardian, Public Administrator and Southern Nevada Health District.

Napoleon McCallum - Director, Community Development, Las Vegas Sands Corp.

McCallum played collegiate football for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., prior to being drafted by the then Los Angeles Raiders. He is now director of community development for the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and is the point-person for community and charitable outreach and corporate diversity.

Yolanda King - Assistant Director of Finance, Clark County

King is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the activities of a $5.9 billion budget, which includes the Purchasing and Contracts Division, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Regional Flood Control District.

"The response to this event has been positively overwhelming,"said Pat Shalmy, president of Nevada Power Company."More than 100 Nevada Power employees voluntarily registered to attend the panel discussion. Our employees clearly understand and embrace that we live and work in a diverse community and events like this not only foster an environment of inclusion they provide an opportunity to learn from others."

Nevada Power continues to be a leader in diversity initiatives by investing in our differences through Diversity Champions, a company wide leadership program modeled after Fortune 500 Companies, in which each employee will participate. Diversity Champions is intended to help employees embrace the reality of differences and recognize the value it brings to Nevada Power.

To date, there are more than 370 diversity champions in our organization.

As part of the presentation, lunch will be catered by Nevada Partners' Culinary Training Academy, one of whose chief Culinary Officers was recently recognized in New York City as one of the top 25 African American chefs in the nation. The story was featured in the January, 2007 issue of Ebony magazine.

Nevada Power Company is a regulated public utility engaged in the distribution, transmission, generation, purchase and sale of electric energy in the southern Nevada communities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Searchlight, Laughlin and their adjoining areas. The Company also provides electricity to Nellis Air Force Base, the

Department of Energy at Mercury and Jackass Flats at the Nevada Test Site. Nevada Power Company provides electricity to approximately 790,000 residential and business customers in a 4,500 square mile service area.