NARENCO seeks approvals for solar projects in N.C., including a 67-MW facility

Affiliates of solar developer NARENCO on Aug. 16 filed a number of applications for solar projects in North Carolina, including a 67.32-MW project in Edgecombe County.

The applicants were:

  • Sheep Hill Solar LLC applied to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Robeson County. The facility will be located off of Old Lowery Road approximately 0.12 south from the intersection of Old Lowery Road and McGoogan Farm Road in Shannon, Robeson County. The $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in December 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated will be sold to Lumbee River Electric Membership Corp. as a Qualified Facility or wheeled to Duke Energy Progress and sold directly to Duke Energy Progress.
  • NARENCO’s Black Bear Solar LLC applied Aug. 16 at the commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located on the east side of Hard Oak Lane, north of the intersection with Old Grantham Road (also known as State Road 1219) in Goldsboro, Wayne County. The $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in December 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated will be sold to Tri-County Cooperative as a Qualified Facility or wheeled to Duke Energy Progress and sold directly to Duke Energy Progress.
  • NARENCO’s Mink Solar LLC applied Aug. 16 at the commission for a certificate on a 4.693-MW (ac) solar facility that will be located North East of E. Pond Road and Toogan Road in Fairmont, Robeson County. This $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in December 2016. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress as a Qualified Facility under a 15 year power purchase agreement.
  • NARENCO’s Bobcat Solar LLC applied Aug. 16 to the commission for a certificate authorizing construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility that will be located immediately west of the intersection of Memorial Church Road and Aycock Dairy Farm Road in Fremont, Wayne County. The $14 million facility is projected to come online in December 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated will be sold will be sold to Tri County Co-op as a Qualified Facility or wheeled to Duke Energy Progress and sold directly to Duke Energy Progress.
  • NARENCO’s Harp Seal Solar LLC on Aug. 16 sought commission approval for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility at 234 Garland King Road in Teachey, Duplin County. The facility is projected to come on-line in December 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated by the $14 million facility will be sold to Four County Electric Membership Corp. as a Qualified Facility or wheeled to Duke Energy Progress and sold directly to Duke Energy Progress.
  • NARENCO’s Deer Solar LLC filed Aug. 16 at the commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at approximately 6088 WW Gaskins Road in Ayden, Pitt County. The facility is projected to come on-line in December 2016. Electricity generated by the $14 million facility will be sold to Duke Energy Progress as a Qualified Facility under a 15-year power purchase agreement.
  • NARENCO’s Wolverine Solar LLC applied Aug. 16 at the commission for a certificate on a 67.32-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at approximately 3094 NC Highway 111 North in Tarboro, Edgecombe County. The $187 million facility is projected to come on-line in December 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated will be sold to Dominion North Carolina Power as a Qualified Facility under a 15-year power purchase agreement.
  • NARENCO’s Daisy Solar LLC on Aug. 16 sought commission approval for certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility located at 234 Garland King Road in Teachey, Duplin County. The $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in December 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated will be sold to Four County Electric Membership Corp. as a Qualified Facility or wheeled to Duke Energy Progress and sold directly to Duke Energy Progress.
  • NARENCO’s Bison Solar LLC on Aug. 16 sought a commission approval for a certificate on a 4.5-MW (ac) solar facility that will be located on the East Side of North Turnpike Road, south of the intersection with Jane Shaw Road, and east of Intersection with Harold Morris Road, in Wagram, Scotland County. The $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in December 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated by will be sold to Lumbee River Electric Membership Corp. as a Qualified Facility or wheeled to Duke Energy Progress and sold directly to Duke Energy Progress.

A project contact is: Jesse Montgomery, 227-B Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217, 704.930.7700, sanja.cortan@narenco.com.

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