North Carolina commission okays change for Colonial Eagle Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on May 4 approved an application filed the same day by a unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) to downsize the Colonial Eagle Solar LLC project.

In February 2015, the commission issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) to Kelford Solar LLC for construction of a 23.1-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located on NC Highway 308, between the north and south intersections of Cherry Farm Road, in Kelford, Bertie County, North Carolina.

In March 2015, at the request of Kelford and Colonial Eagle Solar, the commission transferred the CPCN from Kelford to Colonial Eagle Solar. On May 4, 2016, Colonial Eagle filed a request to update the CPCN and registration to reflect a reduction in the capacity of the facility from 23.1 MW to 21.5 MW.

Said the May 4 request from Duke Energy Renewables for this change: “On December 29, 2015, Colonial Eagle Solar, LLC entered into Amendment No. 1 to Engineering, Procurement and Construction Agreement (Kelford Project) with SunEnergy 1, LLC (the contractor) to change the system capacity of the facility to 21.500 MW AC. Now, therefore, Colonial Eagle Solar, LLC hereby respectfully request that the Commission update the CPCN and Registration Statement to reflect the change.”

The company contact is: Cynthia Peterson. 704-382-7590, Cynthia.Peterson@duke-energy.com.

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