Solar developers withdraw two of three N.C. applications

Tyner Gliden Solar LLC (TGS), Chowan Gliden Road Solar LLC (CGRS) and Gliden Jehu Solar LLC (GJS) have withdrawn applications at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for two of their three 5-MW projects after a complaint from intended customer Dominion North Carolina Power.

  • On May 12, TGS filed an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) for construction of a 5-MW solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Gliden Road in Tyner, Chowan County, N.C.
  • On May 12, CGRS filed an application for a CPCN for construction of a 5-MW solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Gliden Road in Tyner, Chowan County.
  • On May 12, GJS filed an application for a CPCN for construction of a 5-MW solar facility to be located on Gliden Road in Tyner, Chowan County.

On June 26, Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power filed a petition to intervene and complaint in all three of those dockets. Dominion, in part, said that the developers were improperly splitting what amounts to one 15-MW project into three 5-MW projects to get under a 5-MW limit in a renewable energy purchased power program called the “Schedule 19-FP, Power Purchases from Cogeneration and Small Power Production Qualifying Facilities.”

“After additional consideration, TGS and CGRS have elected to withdraw their respective pending applications for CPCNs,” said the July 24 filing from the three development companies. “As TGS and CGRS have elected to withdraw their respective pending applications for CPCNs and only the CPCN application filed by GJS for a 5-MW solar photovoltaic electric generating facility remains pending, the controversy alleged in DNCP’s Complaint no longer exists.”

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