Toquop Energy Project

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Toquop Energy Project is a proposed $1.4 billion energy facility located in Lincoln County near Mesquite, Nevada being built by Sithe Global Power. Phase 1 is a 100-megawatt (130,000 hp) photovoltaic plant scheduled for completion in 2012. Phase 2 of the project is a 700-megawatt (940,000 hp) natural gas station scheduled for completion in 2015. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Lincoln County, Nevada County in the United States

Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,345. Its county seat is Pioche.

Mesquite, Nevada City in Nevada, United States

Mesquite is a U.S. city in Clark County, Nevada, adjacent to the Arizona state line and 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. As of July 1, 2017, the United States Census estimates that the city had a population of 18,541. The city is located in the Virgin River valley adjacent to the Virgin Mountains in the northeastern part of the Mojave Desert. It is home to a growing retirement community, as well as several casino resorts and golf courses.

Natural gas fossil fuel

Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or helium. It is formed when layers of decomposing plant and animal matter are exposed to intense heat and pressure under the surface of the Earth over millions of years. The energy that the plants originally obtained from the sun is stored in the form of chemical bonds in the gas.


  1. "Toquop Energy Project Class I-B Operating Permit to Construct Application" (PDF). July 2007. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  2. ROBIN BRAVENDER (March 23, 2010). "Nev. Power-Plant Developers Opt for Gas, Solar". New York Times . Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  3. Jennifer Robison (June 15, 2010). "Sithe to use solar, natural gas for Mesquite power plant". Las Vegas Review-Journal . Retrieved November 17, 2012.
  4. "Nevada Renewable Energy Summary" (PDF). May 10, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.

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