Las Vegas casinos continue flight from NV Energy’s jurisdiction

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MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts Ltd. disconnected their Las Vegas casinos from NV Energy’s power grid on Saturday, fulfilling a pledge made nearly a year ago to separate itself from the state’s monopoly utility.

The companies will pay NV Energy nearly $100 million to remove themselves from the utility grid. MGM owns 20 hotel/casinos on the strip, including the MGM Grand, Bellagio, Excalibur and New York-New York. Wynn owns two — the Wynn Casino and Resort and Encore.

MGM completed the largest rooftop solar system (6.2 MW) in the United States in July on its Mandalay Bay Convention Center…

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