Duke Energy Progress on April 8 filed with the South Carolina Public Service Commission a contract to buy power from a project of Darlington Solar LLC.
The contract itself was filed under seal. The cover letter said this deal was executed on March 23 under the terms of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) of 1978. Darlington Solar is developing a 9.9-MW (ac) project located near Darlington, S.C. It will sell all the electric capacity and energy generated by this project to the utility.
Duke Energy Progress, which is a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), said this contract meets state and federal requirements and should be approved. A Form 556 for the project as a qualifying facility was filed last September at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.