Wynn Las Vegas will power its multi-use development, Paradise Park, with 100 percent renewable energy, the company announced Thursday. The development is in the early stages of construction behind Wynn Las Vegas on the site of the resort’s former golf course.
The energy will come from a new 160-acre solar energy plant, making it one of the most environmentally conscious planned developments in Southern Nevada, the company says.
Under the terms of the agreement with Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), Wynn Las Vegas will begin receiving power in the first half of 2018 which will be used to offset up to seventy-five percent of the resort's current peak power requirements until Paradise Park opens. According to Wynn, this would represent the largest percentage of renewable energy used by any resort in Las Vegas, and an industry first for a gaming operator in Nevada.
"The use of renewable energy is a significant part of the future management of our energy needs in all Wynn developments," said Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts. "We welcome every opportunity to protect and enhance our environment, save money and serve our guests and employees."