North Carolina commission okays six more 5-MW solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Sept. 3 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity and renewable energy registrations for six solar projects of around 5 MW (ac) apiece.

The commission in recent months has approved a flurry of projects of around 5 MW in size, which is a level that meets a certain size requirement in state renewable energy standards. Other projects have been approved or are in the review process that are bigger than the 5-MW threshold.

The Sept. 3 approvals are for:

  • On June 23, Cabaniss Farm LLC sought this approval on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the east side of East River Road and the north side of Mary Day Drive near Louisburg, Franklin County, N.C. On June 27, the applicant filed an amendment stating that the original application incorrectly identified the utility to which the facility will interconnect and sell its electricity. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 23, TWE Ahoskie Solar Project LLC sought commission approval for a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the west side of Highway 13 and south of the intersection with Colice Hall Lane in Ahoskie, Hertford County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On June 23, Columbo Farm LLC sought approval for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project to be located on the south side of US 70 Business East and the west side of Woods Road near Smithfield, Johnston County, N.C. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy Progress.
  • In September 2013, Garysburg Solar LLC sought approval for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 7367 NC Highway 46, Garysburg, Northampton County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On June 23, Atkinson Farm LLC filed for commission approval on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the north side of Jackson Store Road and the south side of Cornmill Road in Beaulaville, Duplin County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 23, Delco Farm LLC applied on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the east side of Old Stage Road and southeast of the intersection with Old 87 Road in Delco, Columbus County, N.C. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
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