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

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on May 5 approved certificates of public convenience and necessity on three small solar projects, with these being the latest of dozens of such approvals in recent months for solar projects like this. 

  • On Feb. 27, Henry Farm LLC applied for a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the west side of North Smith Street, west of the intersection with West Luther Avenue and north of the intersection with West Bowman Avenue, in Liberty in Randolph County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Feb. 25, Flowers Solar LLC filed for a certificate on a 4.998-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the east side of Baileys Crossroads Road, south of the intersection with Chic Ennis Road and north of the intersection with Hilda Drive near Benson in Harnett County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Duke Energy Progress.
  • On Feb. 27, Runway Farm LLC filed for a certificate for construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on the north side of Airport Road, east of the intersection with Warren Plains Road, near Warrenton in Warren County, North Carolina. It plans to sell this electricity 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.