The North Carolina Utilities Commission on June 17 approved a March 10 application from Aulander Earleys Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of an 80-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 717C Roquist Pocosin Road near Windsor in Bertie County, North Carolina.
The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP) or to other wholesale or retail customers where allowed.
The facility is to be a single-axis tracking, ground-mounted solar photovoltaic system consisting of approximately 367,213 solar PV modules and will utilize fifty-four 1.56-MW inverters set to 1.482 MW each. The facility is projected to come online in phases with the complete system online by January 2016.
The March 10 application noted: “The Applicant is in discussions to sell the output through a negotiated Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to DNCP or to one or more retail customers in deregulated states that allow for such sales, or to sell the output in the PJM market. The Applicant has submitted an Interconnection Request to PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) pursuant to PJM’s Open Access Transmission Tariff and has executed a Generation Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement with PJM.”
The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 20 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are 198,733,224 kWh.
A project contact is: Aulander Earleys Solar LLC, Attn: Kenny Habul, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Phone: (704) 662-0375, email@example.com.
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