North Carolina commission okays 5-MW Bradley Farm solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Sept. 27 approved an August 2015 application from Bradley Farm LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity covering construction of a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located west of Cobb-Coley Lane, Dudley, Wayne County, North Carolina.

In October 2015, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners filed a complaint over concerns that the facility might jeopardize the operations of nearby Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. On Sept. 6, 2016, the Wayne County Board of Commissioners withdrew the complaint letter, stating that the proposed facility has been reviewed by Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and is in compliance with the base’s mitigation requirements.

The facility at the time of application had been projected to come on-line in September 2016. The electricity generated by the facility is to be sold to Duke Energy Progress under a 15-year power purchase agreement. The projected cost of the facility is $14 million.

Project contact information is: Bradley Farm LLC, Attn: Brian C. Bednar, 1125 E. Morehead Street, Suite 202, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 644-7733, team@birdseyeenergy.com.

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