North Carolina commission okays 11 new solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 7 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity for 11 more solar projects, each of around 5 MW (ac) in size or less.

The approvals covered:

  • On July 11, Hereford Holdings LLC filed an application with the commission seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Rutherford County on Airlie Drive west of Poor’s Ford Road in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • On June 9, Balsam Solar LLC filed for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Lee County at 1199 Harkey Street, Sanford, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On July 15, Innovative Solar 71 LLC sought a certificate for construction of a 4.995-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located in Columbus County at 1061 Swamp Fox Highway East, Tabor City, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On July 17, Spring Valley Farm LLC applied for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Vance County on the north side of Spring Valley Road, west of Spring Valley Lake Road, near Henderson, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On July 28, Davidson Solar LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 3-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Mecklenburg County on Grey Road near Davidson, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • On Jan. 13, Cedar Solar LLC filed an application on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Duplin County at 1150 South NC 41/111 Highway, Beulaville, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On June 9, Poplar Solar LLC filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 4.5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Wayne County at 5565 US 70, Goldsboro, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On July 2, Pine Gate Holdings LLC applied on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Robeson County on Milk Dairy Road, Red Springs, North Carolina. Pine Gate stated it plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On July 11, Rhubarb One LLC filed an application for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Robeson County on SR 2518 southeast of South Pine Street in Rowland, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On July 11, Tiburon Holdings LLC filed an application for a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Davie County on NC Highway 801, west of Keith Lane, in Advance, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • On July 2, Pine Gate Holdings LLC filed an application seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Robeson County on Milk Dairy Road, Red Springs, North Carolina. Pine Gate stated it plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Sept. 3, Pine Gate filed an amendment to the application to reflect the applicant as ZV Solar 1 LLC, which was formed by Pine Gate for the purpose of owning the facility.
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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.