North Carolina commission okays certificate for 20-MW North 301 Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 6 approved a March 30 application from North 301 Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 15919 Hwy 301 near Enfield in Halifax County, North Carolina.

The application stated that the project developer plans to sell the electricity generated by the facility into the PJM Interconnection network under a power purchase agreement. On June 15, the company filed an amendment verifying that it will interconnect to the Virginia Electric Power Co. transmission system, and sell power into PJM as a merchant seller and/or sell power to a third party under a bilateral power purchase agreement pursuant to a wholesale distribution agreement with PJM.

The projected date on which the facility will come on line is Dec. 31, 2016. The projected year one annual sales of this $56 million facility are 38.4 million kWh.

The company contact information is: Adam Foodman, North 301 Solar LLC, 17115 Kenton Dr. Suite 206A, Cornelius, NC 28031, phone (704) 651-4479, The application is on the letterhead of O2 EMC LLC.

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