Cypress Creek affiliate seeks North Carolina approval for 50-MW solar project

Bullock Solar LLC applied March 16 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 50-MW (ac) project to be located in Vance County, N.C.

Bullock Solar is a project company that was formed on March 4 by project backer Cypress Creek Renewables. The facility will be located on the south side of Wilson Brother Road, on the west side of Jacksontown Road, and across from Culpepper Road in Manson in Vance County.

The $107 million facility is projected to come online in or before December 2016. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement, the application said. There are currently no provisions for wheeling of the electricity generated. The projected annual sales of the facility are 105,255,815 kWh.

A project contact is: David Bunge, Bullock Solar LLC, 3250 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 636-474-9067, buncieccrnrenew.com.

A fact sheet about Cypress Creek Renewables attached to the March 16 filing said that David Bunge is the company’s Vice President of Development. “David is responsible for managing the development team at Cypress. David has been active in solar project development since 2007. Prior to joining Cypress Creek Renewables, David founded Solexus Development where he was responsible for development and execution of Missouri’s largest solar facility in Springfield, Missouri.”

This is not the only recent application for Cypress Creek. Biggs Solar LLC applied March 12 at the North Carolina commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 50-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Robeson County. The facility will be located on the east side of Shannon Road, the south side of Morgan J Road, and on the west side of Nantucket Road at Shannon in Robeson County. The facility is projected to come online in December 2016. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement, the application said.

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