North Carolina commission okays transfer of solar approvals from Infigen to SunPower

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Nov. 5 approved the transfer of five certificates of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) that had been granted to Infigen Energy US Development LLC to another company.

The certificate for the largest of the five projects covered the construction of a 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located east and west of Old Stake Road, near the intersection with Donald Mercer Road, near Chadbourn in Columbus County, North Carolina.

Noted the Nov. 5 order transferring that certificate: “On October 30, 2015, SunPower DevCo, LLC (SunPower), filed a statement informing the Commission that on July 27, 2015, SunPower acquired the solar energy assets of Infigen. Further, SunPower states that it renamed Infigen as Project Sunday Development, LLC (Applicant), and that the Applicant is a wholly owned subsidiary of SunPower. In addition, SunPower requests that the CPCN and registration be amended to reflect the change in name and contact information of the Applicant.”

The Oct. 30 letter advised that the new address and contact information is: Project Sunday Development LLC c/o SunPower DevCo LLC, ATTN: PROJECT MANAGER, 1414 Harbor Way South, Ste. 1901, Richmond, California 94804. Drew Gibbons is authorized to act as corporate agent, at Andrew.Gibbons@sunpower.com.

The Oct. 30 notice covered certificates for five solar projects of Infigen being transferred to Project Sunday Development:

  • 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility located in Pasquotank County on the south side of Nixonton Road and east of Dry Ridge Road near Elizabeth City, North Carolina;
  • 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility located in Chatham County, on the west side of Staley Snow Camp Road, south of the intersection with Silk Hope Liberty Road, and north of the intersection with Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, North Carolina;
  • 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility located in Hoke County, on both the east and west sides of North Old Wire Road, southwest of the intersection with St. Paul’s Road, and east of the intersection with Gold Hill Road, Township of Stonewall, North Carolina;
  • 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility located in Pasquotank County, on both the north and south sides of Weeksville Road, and west of Crocker Hill Road, Elizabeth City, North Carolina; and
  • 20-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility located east and west of Old Stake Road, near the intersection with Donald Mercer Road, near Chadbourn, Columbus County, North Carolina.
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