North Carolina commission okays eight more solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Nov. 4 granted certificates of public convenience and necessity for several new solar projects, which are among dozens of approvals in recent months for projects like these.

The Nov. 4 approvals are for:

  • On March 24, Palmetto Solar LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Duplin County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On July 9, Sun-Devil Solar LLC filed for a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Warren County, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Aug. 19, SolNCPower3 LLC filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Gates County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On June 23, Carolina Solar Energy II LLC sought a certificate for a new 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Montgomery County, North Carolina. Carolina Solar stated that it planned to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress. On Sept. 23, Carolina Solar and Haywood Farm Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carolina Solar, told the commission that Haywood would own the proposed facility and should receive the certificate of public convenience and necessity.
  • On Sept. 4, Siler 421 Farm LLC filed for a certificate for a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Chatham County, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Aug. 1, Shiloh Hwy 1108 Solar LLC filed for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Camden County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On Aug. 1, Kojak Farm LLC filed for a certificate for a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located west of Pace Road and south of Sandpiper Way, near Bailey in Nash County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Aug. 13, Southerland Farm LLC sought a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Vance County, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity 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.