Las Vegas casinos go green

MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts changed their energy provider for a renewable source.

US.- Once Nevada’s authorities approved the green measure to permit two of its biggest casinos to use renewable sources, MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts successfully left this weekend the NV Energy provider.

With the innovation, which will help conserve the environment of the city where the lights never go out, MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy, Inc. managed to install largest rooftop solar system (6.2 MW) in the United States this year on its Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

“MGM’s desire to advance environmental stewardship in support of a cleaner future speaks to the quality of the organization,” stated Tom Doyle, NRG Solar president and CEO in July. “At the same time, it’s an intelligent business decision. The new 20,000 panel solar rooftop array at Mandalay Bay will effectively enable the resort to lock in a substantial component of its energy costs at a very competitive rate. Our expectation is that other corporations will follow thought-leaders like MGM Resorts to protect our planet.”

Last Saturday, both casino leading companies disconnected their Las Vegas casinos from NV Energy’s power grid. As part of the agreement held with the State’s energy utility, MGM and Wynn will pay nearly US$ 100 million to go green.