North Carolina commission okays five new solar projects on Dec. 2

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Dec. 2 approved five new certificates of public convenience and necessity for solar projects, with one of them for a project of an unusually large 12 MW (ac) in size.

Most of the dozens of certificates that the commission has approved in recent months for solar projects have been for projects around 5 MW (ac) in size, with some ranging higher than that. The Dec. 2 approvals are for:

  • On Sept. 22, Butternut Solar Farm LLC filed an application for a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 115 Butternut Lane, Edenton, in Chowan County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Dominion North Carolina Power.
  • On Aug. 29, Old Pageland-Monroe Road Solar Farm LLC sought a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 919 Old Pageland Highway, Monroe, in Union County, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • On Sept. 26, Yadkinville Solar LLC filed for a certificate on a 3.5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on Old U.S. 421 Highway near Yadkinville in Yadkin County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • On Sept. 12, Caswell Solar LLC sought a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at the intersection of Fire Tower Rd and NC Hwy 86 N at Yanceyville in Caswell County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Oct. 6, Tar Heel Solar LLC filed for a certificate on a 12-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the west side of NC 87 Highway West, two miles north of the intersection of Tar Heel Road and NC 87 Highway West near Tar Heel in Bladen County, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to the North Carolina Electric Membership Corp.
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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.