Moyock Solar wins North Carolina approval for 80-MW project

Moyock Solar LLC on Dec. 1 won an approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission of its Sept. 2 application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for an 80-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 461 Puddin Ridge Road, Moyock, Currituck County, North Carolina.

The developer plans to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP), or to one or more retail customers in deregulated states that allow for such sales, or to sell the output in the PJM Interconnection market.

This 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 Dec. 31, 2016. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 20 years. The projected annual sales are 193,957,198 kWh.

A project contact is: Moyock Solar LLC, Attn: Kenny Habul, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Phone: (704) 662-0375,

PJM has issued a System Impact Study, dated September 2015, covering an application by Moyock Solar for the interconnection of this project to the Virginia Electric and Power system. The study, which is a mid-point in the PJM queue process, is to determine a plan, with approximate cost and construction time estimates, to connect the subject generation project to the PJM network at a location specified by Moyock Solar.

The installed facilities will have a total capability of 80 MW with 56 MW of this output being recognized by PJM as capacity. This project, under queue #AA1-133, will interconnect with the transmission system via a new three breaker ring bus switching station that connects on the Hickory–Shawboro 230-kV line.

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