North Carolina commission okays a dozen new solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Nov. 12 approved a new series of certificates of public convenience and necessity on small solar projects of around 5 MW in size, which is a common size for dozens of such project approvals in recent months.

The Nov. 12 approvals are for:

  • On Aug. 4, Mill Pond Solar LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at the corner of Mill Pond Road and U.S. Highway 64, near Jamesville in Martin County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On Sept. 5, Shawboro Meads Solar LLC applied for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located on East Ridge Road near Meads Road in Shawboro, Currituck County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On June 3, Carolina Solar Energy II LLC filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at Peanut Market Road, adjacent to Dominion North Carolina Power’s Seaboard substation near the town of Seaboard in Northampton County, North Carolina. The application stated that Carolina Solar plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power. On Sept. 23, Carolina Solar and Peanut Market Farm Solar LLC filed an amendment to provide that Peanut Market, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carolina Solar, would own the proposed facility and should receive the certificate of public convenience and necessity.
  • On June 3, Carolina Solar Energy II LLC filed an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 820 Buck Howell Road in Seaboard in Northampton County, North Carolina. The application stated that Carolina Solar plans to sell the electricity generated by the facility to Dominion North Carolina Power. On Sept. 23, Carolina Solar and Stephenson Farm Solar LLC filed an amendment making Carolina Solar subsidiary Stephenson Farm the applicant.
  • On July 28, Pine Gate Holdings LLC filed an application seeking a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 6622 NC Highway 96 at Oxford in Granville County, North Carolina. The application states that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Sept. 25, Pine Gate and Oxford Solar 1 LLC filed an amendment to reflect the applicant as Oxford Solar 1.
  • On Sept. 3, Pine Gate Holdings LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Creech Road at Garner in Wake County, North Carolina. The application states that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Oct. 1, Pine Gate and Creech Solar 2 LLC filed an amendment to reflect the applicant as Creech Solar 2.
  • On Sept. 4, Pine Gate Holdings LLC filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on NC Highway 72, Lumberton, in Robeson County, North Carolina. The application states that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Oct. 1, an amendment was filed making the applicant Broadridge Solar LLC.
  • On July 28, EC Okisko Solar LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Cherry Glade Road near Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On Aug. 4, Weldon Trueblood Solar LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Trueblood Road near Weldon in Halifax County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On July 28, Pine Gate Holdings LLC filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 3099 NC Highway 27 East at Coats in Harnett County, North Carolina. The application states that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Sept. 25 the applicant name was changed to Coats Solar LLC.
  • On Aug. 8, Pine Gate Holdings LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Frazier Drive at Spring Hope in Nash County, North Carolina. The application states that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Oct. 1 the applicant was changed to Spring Hope Solar 2 LLC.
  • On Aug. 29, Pine Gate Holdings LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Leasburg Road near Roxboro in Person County, North Carolina. The application states that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Oct. 1 the applicant was changed to Thomas Solar 1 LLC.
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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.