UPDATE: Question 3 - Open Electric Energy Market, rejected, Nevada.


On Tuesday, Kristen Saibini, Senior Corporate Communication Specialist with NV Energy released the following statement in response to Nevadans rejecting Question 3:

"We take the responsibility of serving Nevada's electric needs personally and we remain focused on providing customers with reliable electric service and delivering on our promise to double renewable energy by 2023 while keeping rates low."

Tracy Skenandore, Communications Director of the Coalition to Defeat Question 3 had to say this about their victory:

"Thank you to all Nevada voters who took the time to carefully study the facts on this complicated issue and defeat this risky and costly Constitutional Amendment. We are proud to have run a campaign based on integrity and facts, and we are deeply appreciative for the hard work of so many who contributed to this win."

The campaign manager for Yes on 3 has released the following statement, effectively conceding the race. 

Dave Chase released the following statement: 

“We know that competition in our energy markets drives prices down and provides more renewable energy choices.  But the fact is, NV Energy spent more money opposing Question 3 than anyone has ever spent in the history of Nevada politics.  We are disappointed with the results of this election and will continue this fight until Nevadans have the right to choose affordable, clean energy."

The ballot question would have established a competitive-energy market in the state.  

Currently in Nevada, residents only have one option for purchasing electricity.

Supporters of Question 3 previously said the 'Energy Choice Initiative' would lower power bills and give more access to solar and geothermal sources. The commissioners' resolution even states that "Nevada currently ranks second nationally for renewables like geothermal and fourth for solar power and is on track to double its renewable power generation by 2023..."

Opponents say a competitive market would force some Nevadans to pay more for their power supply.

We take the responsibility of serving Nevada’s electric needs personally and we remain focused on providing customers with reliable electric service and delivering on our promise to double renewable energy by 2023 while keeping rates low.”