Duke transfers 80-MW solar project in North Carolina to SunEnergy1 affiliate

Wildwood Solar LLC on July 27 notified the North Carolina Utilities Commission that Wildwood is the new owner of a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the commission in July 2015 to Duke Energy Renewables NC Solar LLC for an 80-MW (ac) solar project.

Said the July 27 notice: “DER NC Solar assigned its development rights to the facility to SunEnergy1. Wildwood is an affiliate of SunEnergy1, and is the holder of a CPCN for a 40 MW (AC) facility located adjacent to the facility proposed in this docket. Accordingly, Wildwood hereby notifies the Commission of the change in ownership and assignment of the above-referenced CPCN.”

The company’s contact information is: Wildwood Solar LLC 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, 704-662-0375.

Duke in August 2015 told the commission: “This filing is to notify the Commission of Duke Energy Renewables NC Solar, LLC’s (DER NC Solar) intent to assign its rights to own and develop the 80 MW Ac facility certificated in the above referenced project. As stated in its application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN), DER NC Solar was in negotiations with SunEnergy 1, LLC (SunEnergy1) to develop, design and construct the facility. SunEnergy1 is an affiliate of Wildwood Solar, LLC, the holder of a CPCN for a 40 MW Ac facility located adjacent to the facility proposed in this docket. DER NC Solar has decided to assign its developmental rights to SunEnergy1 rather than to own the facility.”

The subject certificate covers a solar facility to be located at 1384-1390 Caratoke Highway, near Moyock in Currituck County, North Carolina. The company planned to sell the electricity generated by this facility to Virginia Electric and Power d/b/a Dominion North Carolina Power or to other wholesale or retail customers where allowed.

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