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NV Energy to Replace Poles, Remove Hazard Trees, and Replace Equipment Along State Route 28 Using Helicopter

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29, 2023
Delaney, Media Relations Manager
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NV Energy to Replace Poles, Remove Hazard Trees, and Replace
Equipment Along State Route 28 Using Helicopter

Work to begin next week in Northern Nevada

NV Energy will be replacing poles, removing hazard trees, and replacing equipment
along State Route 28 beginning on September 5, through mid-late September 2023.
This work is related to the
NV Energy Resilience Corridors Project and the company’s
Natural Disaster Protection Plan
, which is aimed at protecting the community from the
increased risk of wildfires and other natural disasters.

Due to the nature of the work, a helicopter will be used as trucks are unable to access
the steep and unstable slope where equipment is located. Beginning September 5,
customers and visitors to the areas can expect to see the helicopter working overhead.
There are no anticipated power outages during this work.

On September 18 and 19, intermittent closures will take place along State Route 28
(between Lakeshore Blvd and Sand Harbor State Park) and the East Shore Bike Path to
allow for the safe flyover of helicopters and equipment. Closure should last no longer
than 15 minutes at a time while the helicopter flies overhead to set new poles. Other
than the intermittent closures, there are no other anticipated road closures related to
this work.

Replacing poles, equipment, and the removal of hazard trees in this area is critical
work to ensure our infrastructure is prepared ahead of extreme weather events to
continue to serve customers in this area of the state and avoid potential natural
disasters,” said Jesse Murray, NV Energy vice president of electric delivery and
natural disaster protection.

To stay up-to-date and receive notice for upcoming work, be sure to update your
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About NV Energy
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throughout Nevada and a typical annual tourist population of 54 million. NV Energy, Inc.
is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra
Pacific Power Company, do business as NV Energy. NV Energy is headquartered in
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