Conetoe II Solar wins approval for 80-MW project in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Feb. 25 approved a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction by Conetoe II Solar LLC of an 80-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located in Edgecombe and Pitt counties, North Carolina.

The company had in October 2014 applied for this certificate, saying it plans to sell the project output to Dominion North Carolina Power. The project site is bounded on the north by Leigh Road, the south at WC Cobb Road, the west by Ellis Road and the east at Thigpen Road and NC Highway 42 at Conetoe, North Carolina. 

In the meantime, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Feb. 10 accepted a filing by PJM Interconnection of an executed interim interconnection service agreement with Conetoe II Solar and transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power. The Conetoe Interim ISA facilitates the interconnection to the PJM system of this project. Under this interim deal, Virginia Electric and Power, which does business in North Carolina as Dominion North Carolina Power, must by Oct. 31, 2015, complete all transmission owner interconnection facilities.

A project developer contact listed in the interim ISA is: Conetoe II Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Attn: Kenny Habul.

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