SunEnergy1 cuts North Carolina project from 20 MW down to 5 MW in size

SunEnergy1 on July 15 filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for approval of an amendment to an August 2014 Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity granted to its Sunbury McCoy Lane Solar LLC unit.

The system size is being reduced from 20 MW (ac) to 5 MW (ac) due to siting issues, the company said. The size reduction will alter the description of the site slightly, reducing the solar modules to approximately 22,230 315-watt panels and there will only be three 1,667 kV A inverters utilized. In addition, the projected annual sales of electricity from this facility will be reduced to approximately 11,970,000 kWh. The overall site boundary and land control remain exactly the same.

The company added: “Due to the fact that this amendment is only a reduction in the facility’s production capacity to 5 MW AC, and that all primary elements of the previously submitted Application and subsequent Recommended Order Granting CPCN remain unchanged, we will assume there will be no re-issuance of an order requiring public notice.”

This facility to be located on NC Highway 32 near McCoy Road (Route 1324) in Holly Grove Township, just outside Sunbury, Gates County, North Carolina.

The letter is from Kara W. Price, Legal Project Manager, 704-662-0375 extension 117.

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