North Carolina commission approves 45 MW of solar projects

The North Carolina Public Utilities Commission on Oct. 15 approved two certificates of public convenience and necessity for two solar projects of SunEnergy1 LLC.

One approved project has 20 MW (AC) of photovoltaic capacity and would be located at Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County. The company plans to sell this electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power, the approval noted. Dominion North Carolina Power is the doing business name in that state of the Virginia Electric and Power unit of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D).

The other approved project for SunEnergy1 is a 5-MW (AC) photovoltaic project to be located at Williamston in Martin County. This electricity would also be sold to Dominion North Carolina Power.

These are among a number of small solar projects with recently approved or still pending applications at the commission for certificates.

The commission on Oct. 15 also approved a certificate for a 19.99 MW (AC) photovoltaic solar project of Fresh Air Energy-II LLC. The project would be at Spring Hope in Nash County and potentially sell electricity to Duke Energy Progress, a unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

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