North Carolina commission okays certificate for 20-MW Five Forks Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 6 approved an April 6 application from Five Forks Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 335 Robinson Ferry Road at Macon in Warren County, North Carolina.

The application stated that the company plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility into the PJM Interconnection network under a power purchase agreement.

The $56 million facility will be comprised of approximately ninety-thousand 310W solar PV modules (or equivalent} along with racking equipment, grounding equipment, roughly twenty 1,000 kW inverters (or equivalent), transformers, monitoring equipment, safety equipment, and fencing. The facility will be interconnected to the existing Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power transmission system.

The projected date on which the facility will come on line is Dec. 31, 2016.

A company contact is: Adam Will Foodman,17115 Kenton Dr. Suite 206A, Cornelius, NC 28031, Telephone: (704) 651-4479, adam.foodman@o2emc.net. Five Forks Solar is managed by O2 EMC LLC and Foodman is the Chief Operating Officer of O2 EMC.

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