North Carolina commission okays site shift for 35-MW Innovative Solar 31 project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on May 9 approved a slight location change for a 35-MW (ac) project of Innovative Solar 31 LLC.

In August 2014, the commission granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity to Innovative Solar 31 for construction of a 35-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located at 299 White Farm Lane, Bladenboro, Bladen County, North Carolina. In addition, the commission accepted registration of the facility as a new renewable energy facility. The company plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.

On March 9, 2016, Innovative Solar 31 filed an amendment request stating that due to siting issues, it has decided to shift the site of the facility to the east and onto additional land. It stated that the new location description of the facility site is northeast of the intersection of Burney Road and White Farm Lane in Bladenboro, Bladen County.

The March 9 amendment request was signed by Richard Green as a manager and member of this company.

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