Cypress Creek seeks change for 50-MW Bladen Solar project in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on June 2 ordered a new round of comment from state agencies after Cypress Creek Renewables the prior day asked for a change in the June 2015 commission approval for Bladen Solar LLC‘s certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 50-MW (ac) solar facility.

This project is to be located on the west side of Braxton Edge Road, east and west of the intersection with Old Fayetteville Road, and east of Walter West Road, near Fayetteville, Bladen County, North Carolina. On June 1, Bladen Solar filed a letter with the commission stating it has decided to expand the siting area of the facility, but that the facility will remain on the same parcel of land as initially proposed. Based on the amendment to the application, the commission found good cause to require further review by the state agencies having an interest in the application.

Said the June 1 letter from Bladen Solar: “Please note that the Additional Land remains on the same parcels as the Original Land.”

The letter is from: Matthew McGovern,

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