North Carolina commission okays four solar projects of around 5 MW in size

The North Carolina Utilities Commission, which in recent months has approved dozens of solar projects of around 5 MW (ac) in size, on March 16 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity for four more such projects.

Those approvals are:

  • In October 2014, Lincoln Solar LLC sought a certificate for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 220 Wells Mill Road, Bostic, Rutherford County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Carolinas.
  • In November 2014, Pleasant Grove Solar LLC filed for a certificate on a 4.99-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 739 Hudson Street near Rocky Mount in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA).
  • In October 2014, North Webb Solar LLC applied for a certificate on a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at the northwest side of US Highway 301, approximately 0.5 miles west of the intersection of NC Highway 39 and US Highway 301 near Selma in Johnston County, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • In December 2014, Wire Grass Solar LLC sought a certificate for construction of a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the east side of NC Highway 41, 0.4 miles south of the intersection of NC Highway 41 and Andrew Jackson Highway (I-74) intersection near Lumberton in Robeson County, North Carolina. It plans to sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy Progress.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.