NARENCO seeks approvals for three more North Carolina solar projects

Solar developer NARENCO filed Aug. 16 applications with the North Carolina Utilities Commission for three small solar projects, which are part of a flurry of recent applications by this company.

  • Tyler Solar LLC sought commission approval for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility that will be located at 940 Lewis Street in Oxford, Granville County. The facility is projected to come on-line in December 2016. Electricity generated would be sold to Duke Energy Progress as a Qualified Facility under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The estimated project cost is $14 million.
  • Narwhal Solar LLC applied for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) project that will be located east of Cyrus Pollard Rd and 0.14 miles south of the intersection of Cyrus Pollard Rd and Little Deep Creek Rd in Newport, Carteret County. The $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.
  • Mountain Goat Prairie Solar LLC applied for a certificate authorizing construction of a 4.5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located west of Perry Road and approximately 0.28 miles north from the intersection of Gourd Branch Rd and Perry Road in Lucama, Wilson County. The $14 million facility is projected to come on-line in December, 2017 or earlier. Electricity generated will be sold to Town of Black Creek Co-op 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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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.