How MGM Prepared Itself to Leave Nevada’s Biggest Utility
by Julian Spector
Nevada’s largest employer is finally prepared to stop purchasing electricity from the state's biggest utility on October 1.
MGM Resorts International, which owns much of the Las Vegas strip, grabbed headlines in May after ending its energy-buying relationship with Nevada Power, a subsidiary of NV Energy. It was of the largest defections from an American utility by a commercial customer, and could set the model for more large companies in states where they're allowed to go out on their own.
MGM is now contracting with independent energy company Tenaska to serve as procurement adviser and scheduler for the 171 megawatts consumed by its Nevada properties.