North Carolina commission approves 30 MW of solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on May 20 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity for six solar projects with a combined 30 MW (ac) of capacity.

This is just the latest in a long series of certificate approvals for solar projects in North Carolina. All of these May 20 approvals are for projects around 5 MW in size, which is a common size for the bulk of the North Carolina projects.

The May 20 approvals were for:

  • In September 2013, Bethel Solar LLC filed an application seeking a certificate for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 341 Price Road in Bethel, Pitt County. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On March 4, Allen Solar Farm LLC asked for a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at the southeast corner of Peanut Market Road and Big Johns Store Road near Seaboard in Northampton County. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On March 10, Everetts Solar LLC filed an application seeking a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Wildcat Road in Williamston, Martin County. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On Feb. 24, Carolina Solar Energy II LLC filed an application seeking a certificate for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at 12990 Bellamy Mill Road near the town of Whitakers in Nash County. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On March 4, Bethel Farm LLC applied for a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at the south side of Price Road across from the intersection with Bowers Road in Bethel, Pitt County. It plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On March 14, British Farm LLC sought a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on the southeast side of the intersection of British Road and Caswell Station Road, near Kinston in Jones County. The company plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
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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.