Duke gets certificate on 23-MW solar project in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on March 18 approved the transfer of a certificate of public convenience and necessity that it had approved on Feb. 25 for Kelford Solar LLC to the Colonial Eagle Solar LLC affiliate of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

Kenny Habul is the Managing Member of Kelford Solar and was part of the March 12 request for transfer of this certificate, covering a 23.1-MW (ac) project. The other party making the transfer request was Brian Stallman, Vice President of Colonial Eagle Solar.

This solar photovoltaic facility is to be located on NC Highway 308 between the north and south intersections of Cherry Farm Road, in Kelford, Bertie County, North Carolina.

The Colonial Eagle contact information is: Colonial Eagle Solar LLC, 139 E. Fourth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202, Phone 513-287-2026, brian.stallman@duke-energy.com.

Duke has gotten certificates lately for several projects. For example, the North Carolina commission on March 18 approved the transfer of a certificate for a 12-MW solar project from independent power developer SunEnergy1 LLC to Colonial Eagle. Kenny Habul is the President and CEO of SunEnergy1 This is 12-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility is to be located on the north side of Watson Seed Farm Road at the intersection with Bellamy Mill Road in Whitakers in Nash County, North Carolina.

Also, the North Carolina commission in October 2014 approved the transfer of a certificate for a 14-MW (ac) project from SunEnergy 1 to Creswell Alligood Solar LLC, which has Stallman as the contact. This project is to be located on U.S. Highway 64 east of Creswell in Washington County, North Carolina.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 4 accepted the filing by PJM Interconnection of two executed Interconnection Construction Service Agreements (CSAs) with Colonial Eagle Solar and transmission owner Virginia Electric and Power. One CSA is associated with PJM Queue No. Z2-043, and the other is associated with PJM Queue No. Z2-044.

  • The Queue No. Z2-043 CSA facilitates the interconnection of the 20-MW Kelford Solar Park, located at North Carolina Highway 308 and Cherry Farm Road in Kelford, North Carolina. Under this deal, by Oct. 15, 2015, the utility must complete its interconnection facilities.
  • The Queue No. Z2-044 CSA facilitates the interconnection of the 12-MW Whitakers Solar Park, located at Watson Seed Farm Road in Whitakers, North Carolina. Virginia Electric in this case also needs to complete its interconnect upgrades by Oct. 15, 2015.
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