North Carolina commission revises approval for 12-MW solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Feb. 25 approved a revision for SunEnergy1 LLC adding more land area for a 12-MW (ac) solar project that has gone into construction in Nash County, N.C.

In November 2013, the commission issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity for SunEnergy1 for construction of a 12-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located in Nash County on Watson Seed Farm Road near Bellamy Mill Road in Whitakers. On Dec. 5, 2014, the applicant filed an amendment stating that it has begun construction of the facility. However, it decided to add additional land to the project site. Taking into consideration the additional land to be used, the location of the facility is now on the north side of Watson Seed Farm Road at the intersection with Bellamy Mill Road.

Said the Dec. 5 letter: “SunEnergy 1 is continuing construction of the portion of the facility on land reflected in the site layout filed with the application for the certificate from which the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity was granted. SunEnergy1 will not begin construction on any portion of the facility to be sited on the additional property being added to the project boundary unless and until an Order Amending the Certificate of Public Convenience to address this filing is entered.” 

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