North Carolina commission okays certificates for four solar projects

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Jan. 13 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity for four small solar projects, the latest of dozens of such projects it has approved in recent months.

  • On Aug. 5, 2014, Johnson Solar LLC sought a certificate for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Robeson County off of NC Highway 20 near the intersection of NC Highway 20 and Shaw Mill Road, Saint Pauls, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Sept. 2, 2014, Pine Gate Holdings LLC filed for a certificate on a 3.5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Johnston County on US Highway 301 South, Four Oaks, North Carolina. The application stated that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Oct. 3, 2014, Pine Gate and Four Oaks Solar LLC filed an amendment to the application to reflect the applicant as Four Oaks Solar.
  • On July 7, 2014, Pine Gate Holdings LLC filed an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Greene County at 50 Jason Road, LaGrange, North Carolina. The application stated that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Sept. 19, 2014, Pine Gate and LaGrange Solar 1 LLC filed an amendment to the application and to reflect the applicant as LaGrange Solar 1, which was formed for the purpose of owning the facility.
  • On July 14, 2014, Pine Gate Holdings LLC filed for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Robeson County on the east side of US Highway 301, slightly north of the intersection with Rozier Siding Road and slightly south of the intersection with King Tuck Road, Saint Pauls, North Carolina. The application stated that Pine Gate plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress. On Sept. 25, 2014, Pine Gate and St. Pauls Solar 1 LLC sought an amendment to the application to reflect the applicant as St. Pauls Solar 1, which was formed for the purpose of owning the facility.
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