Cypress Creek seeks okay for 75-MW Crooked Run Solar project in N.C.

The Crooked Run Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables applied July 21 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 75-MW (ac) project.

The facility will be located along Doc Smith Road, on the west side of Watha Road, south of NC-11 S, and approximately 1.3 miles south of the intersection of Bakers Road and Jonestown Road. That is in Willard, Pender County, North Carolina.

The facility is projected to come on-line as of June 30, 2018. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately one hundred fifty-seven million five hundred thousand kilowatt-hours (157,500,000 kWh).

The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $141.8 million.

A project contact is: Evan Riley, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299,

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