A huge energy company is the winning bidder to lease more than 4,200 acres of publicly-owned land just outside the town of Laughlin. NextEra Energy Resources submitted the top bids during Tuesday’s public auction conducted by the Clark County Commission.
NextEra will lease 2,596 acres for $588,000 and an adjacent 1,629-acre parcel for just under $390,000 per year. The same properties were part of a 9,000 acre complex that was previously targeted for development to manufacture solar panels and generate solar power.
The ENN Mojave Energy project never got off the ground because of inability to secure a power purchase agreement.
Commission member Steve Sisolak said he hopes NextEra can make something happen in the Colorado River community.
“We look forward to getting a project going down in Laughlin,” Sisolak told NextEra Energy representatives at the conclusion of the auction. “I look forward to meeting you gentlemen and your company.”
NextEra officials were not immediately available for comment regarding their plans for the property.