COYOTE SPRINGS, Nev., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The developer and power district today flipped the switch to bring institutional, environmentally-friendly reliable electrical power to the Coyote Springs real estate development, marking an important milestone in the future development of the 43,000-acre master planned community in north-east Clark County and south-west Lincoln County.
"This is an essential and important moment in the history of this project," said Albert D. Seeno Jr., the developer of Coyote Springs. "Now that our electricity is live we can move forward on the development of essential infrastructure and begin to realize the great potential of this wonderful property."
At a ceremony Wednesday, the Lincoln County Power District (LCPD) and Seeno turned-on power at the Coyote Springs Golf Club, the first phase of the planned 159,600 home community located 50 miles north of Las Vegas.
The new source of traditional grid-power means Coyote Springs can turn off its temporary, diesel-powered generators, marking the project's progress as it begins relying on institutional, environmentally-friendly power provided by LCPD.
"Today is a great event, not only for the cost and environmental savings realized, but for LCPD and its first substation and distribution system in the master planned community of Coyote Springs," Seeno said.
Seeno said Coyote Springs together with builder Pardee Homes, worked for years with the team at LCPD to bring traditional grid-power to Coyote Springs.
"I want to thank David Luttrell, LCPD General Manager and his team, including retired General Manager Mick Lloyd, who have been outstanding to work with through this process," Seeno said. "LCPD worked with us every step of the way to see that these facilities and this system was designed, installed and commenced as planned."
With power, developers can now complete work on the water treatment and sewer treatment facilities that will supply clean water to the thousands of future homes at Coyote Springs. Both projects rely on the sustainable grid power to move forward.
At present, Coyote Springs Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus-signature golf course, is the primary business operation as the other development phases await completion. Both Coyote Springs and Coyote Springs Golf Club are subsidiaries of Wingfield Nevada Group Holding Company, owned by Seeno and his brother Thomas A. Seeno, longtime Nevada and California businessmen.
Within the past month, LCPD completed and energized the first phase of its Bill Orr Substation and portions of its distribution system in the Coyote Springs community. The Bill Orr Substation is the first of several substations planned and will provide up to 3 megawatts of electricity to power Coyote Springs, including Coyote Springs Golf Club's operations, water development and well pumping needs, and related office and support services. The Lincoln County Telephone System will also benefit from the new power supply, providing mobile phone, and high-speed fiber-optic internet and telephone service to Coyote Springs, its staff and golf customers.
"Lincoln County Power District and its board of directors are very excited to be able to call Coyote Springs Golf Club and Lincoln County Telephone System our first customers in Coyote Springs," said Luttrell, LCPD's general manager.
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