North Carolina commission grants approvals to 42 MW of solar

On March 18, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the 15-MW (AC) solar photovoltaic project of Beaufort Solar LLC.

The company had originally applied last December for a 40-MW project, but in February amended the application down to a 15 MW size. The facility would be located at Chocowinity in Beaufort County and sell power to Progress Energy Carolinas.

The commission noted that the company on March 11 filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for this project to be a qualifying facility.

The North Carolina commission on March 18 also approved certificates of public convenience and necessity for two other solar projects:

  • There was an approval for the 7-MW (AC) photovoltaic project of Carthage Farm LLC at a site near Carthage in Moore County, with power to be sold to the North Carolina Electric Membership Corp.
  • Approved was an application from DEGS NC Solar LLC for a 20-MW (AC) photovoltaic facility at Warren Field Airport in Beaufort County, with power sold to the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.