Duke Energy Progress LLC applied Sept. 22 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Convenience and Necessity to construct a new 230-kV transmission tap line in Bladen County, North Carolina.
The new 450-foot, 230-kV line will connect a new, 35-MW Innovative Solar facility, called the Bladenboro Solar Farm, to DEP’s existing Cumberland to Whiteville 230 kV transmission line in Bladen County. Innovative Solar plans to build a new 230 kV/25 kV substation adjacent to the Cumberland to Whiteville 230 kV transmission line. A DEP 230 kV Breaker Station will be constructed immediately adjacent to the Innovative Solar substation. A new tap line of approximately 450 feet will be constructed to connect the Innovative Solar substation to the DEP 230 kV transmission line.
The total estimated project cost for the line is $926,524. The project site is at 316 White Farm Lane at Bladenboro, N.C.