Five solar projects approved by North Carolina commission

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Sept. 23 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity on five solar projects of around 5 MW (ac) in size.

They are:

  • On Dec. 30, 2014, Weldon Solar LLC filed an application seeking a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Halifax County on Chantilly Road at Weldon, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On May 22, Mount Olive I LLC applied for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at Wayne County near the intersection of Lees Country Club Road and Leonard Sasser Road in Mount Olive, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 26, Mount Olive I LLC filed for a certificate on a 4.919-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located in Wilson County at 6680 Ward Blvd, Wilson, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to ElectriCities of North Carolina.
  • On June 18, Franklinton Solar LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located in Franklin County at 25 Peach Orchard Road, Franklinton, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 18, South Louisburg Solar LLC sought a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located in Franklin County at 1406 NC 39 Highway, Louisburg, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility 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.