Conetoe II Solar files market-based rate app for 80-MW project in North Carolina

Conetoe II Solar LLC applied on Oct. 23 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for acceptance of its market-based rate tariff related to an 80-MW (ac) project it is developing in North Carolina.

Conetoe II Solar is an indirect subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and has self-certified for qualifying facility (QF) status for its generating facility Conetoe’s facility is a single axis tracking, solar photovoltaic facility located in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, within the AP South submarket of PJM Interconnection. The solar farm will have a total of 80 MW of capacity, and will interconnect with Dominion North Carolina Power.

Conetoe said it is in the process of completing negotiation of both a 50-MW power purchase agreement (PPA) and a 30-MW PPA with two separate, unnamed customers. Between the date that commercial operation of the facility begins and the date the PPAs take effect, however, Conetoe plans to sell its energy into the PJM marketplace.

A project contact is: Paul R. Kinny, Deputy General Counsel, Duke Energy Corporation, 550 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202-4200, Tel: (980) 373-6609, paul.kinny@duke-energy.com.

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