North Carolina commission okays Fresh Air solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on July 23 approved a Jan. 8 application from Fresh Air Energy II LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 19.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility.

This project is to be built on two contiguous parcels located off of NC Highway 48, with both parcels abutting NC Highway 48 to the north, approximately one mile west of Pleasant Hill in Northampton County, N.C. It is called the Pleasant Hill PV1 facility.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power. In its application it incorrectly stated that it intended to sell the electricity to Progress Energy Carolinas, but that mistake was later corrected.

The facility is projected to come online in May 2015.

The applicant contact is: Erik Stuebe, President, Fresh Air Energy II LLC, 650 Townsend Street, Suite 310, San Francisco, CA 94103, (415) 626-4802, interconnection@ecoplexus.com.

The commission on July 23 also approved a Jan. 9 application from Fresh Air Energy II for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be built on a single parcel located at 1029 NC Highway 11 South, with the southern property line abutting NC Highway 11, near Aulander in Hertford County, N.C. The company plans to sell this electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.

And it approved on July 23 a Jan. 8 application from Fresh Air Energy II on a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be built on a single parcel located south of US Highway 258, approximately 1,200 feet east of Benthall Bridge Road and 1,765 feet west of NC Highway 11, near Murfreesboro in Hertford County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power. 

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