The North Carolina Utilities Commission on May 4 approved an April 28 application to transfer a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the Spencer Mountain Hydroelectric Station to a new owner.
In 2004, the commission approved the transfer of the certificate for the Spencer Mountain Hydroelectric Station (SMHS), located in Gaston County, North Carolina. That order approved the transfer for the SMHS from Northbrook Carolina Hydro LLC to Advantage Investment Group LLC (AIG).
On April 28, AIG and Spencer Mountain Hydropower LLC (SMH) filed an application requesting that the commission transfer the CPCN for the facility from AIG to SMH.
The application said SMH is a private company incorporated in 2015. Water for the this 650-kW hydro facility is provided by the South Fork of the Catawba River.