Obama to appear at 8th clean energy summit in Las Vegas

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 24, 2015 at 10:50 a.m.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama will be featured, but the future of rooftop solar electricity is a key topic during an annual green power conference hosted by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Monday at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

Obama's keynote speech is scheduled to close the eighth National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay.

The conference opened with Reid highlighting a local utility's plan to build a 15 megawatt solar generation project on 80 acres in the Nye County community of Pahrump.

Valley Electric Association chief Tom Husted says the project could help lower electricity prices for his company's 25,000 customers in Nevada and California.

In Nevada, solar companies and advocates are battling electricity provider NV Energy over the amount of electricity it'll buy back from rooftop generation systems.

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