North Carolina commission okays change for 50-MW Bladen Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 16 approved an amendment for the 50-MW (ac) Bladen Solar LLC project in Bladen County.

In June 2015, the commission granted a certificate of public convenience and necessity for Bladen Solar for construction of a 50-MW (ac) photovoltaic facility to be located on the east and west sides of Braxton Edge Road, east and west of the intersection with Old Fayetteville Road, and east of Walter West Road, near Fayetteville, Bladen County.

On June 1 of this year, the company filed an amendment to its application stating that due to siting constraints, the footprint of the facility has been expanded, but will remain on the same parcels of land included in the original site plan. This doesn’t change the MW rating for the project.

This is a project company of Cypress Creek Renewables, which is developing a number solar projects in North Carolina. The company has said it plans to sell the project’s output to Duke Energy Progress.

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