North Carolina commission okays Cypress Creek’s 75-MW Homer Solar project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Sept. 19 approved a July 5 application from the Homer Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 75-MW (ac) solar facility.

This project is to be located off of Swan Road, east of McKay Hill Road, south of Ingold Road, and approximately 0.4 miles north of the intersection of Grassy Island Road and Homer Andrews Road, Mt. Gilead, Richmond and Montgomery counties, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.

The date the facility was projected to come on-line as of the filing of the application is June 30, 2018. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 162,750,000 kWh. The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $146.5 million.

A project contact is: Evan Riley, 3250 Ocean Park Boulevard, Suite 355, Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310) 581-6299, regulatory@ccrenew.com.

Also:

  • The commission on Sept. 19 also approved a May 22 application from the Coogee Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located along New Ditch Farm Road, north of NC Highway 55, west of Riggs Road, and about 0.5 mile north of the intersection of Keel Road and Hardison Road, Grantsboro, Pamlico County, North Carolina. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to Duke Energy Progress. The $9.45 million facility is projected to come on-line as of Aug. 1, 2017. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kWh.

  • The commission on Sept. 19 approved a May 23 application from Cypress Creek’s Anjuna Solar LLC for a certificate for a 5-MW (ac) facility located along NC Hwy 55, at the intersection of Camping Road and NC Hwy 55, east of Hwy 306, and approximately 0.4 miles west of the intersection of Hardison Road and Keel Road, This is in Grantsboro, Pamlico County, North Carolina. The $9.45 million facility is projected to come on-line as of Aug. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 10,500,000 kWh.
  • Cypress Creek’s Zuma Solar LLC was approved by the commission on Sept. 19 for a May 17 application for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) project, this one to be located along Shady Grove Road, approximately 0.45 miles east of the intersection of Little Mill Creek Road and Shadow Ridge Road, 1.1 miles west of the intersection of Shady Pond Road and Lakeside Lane, and 0.97 miles east of the intersection of Stone Creek Court and Cascade Lane. The facility will be located in Providence, Caswell County, North Carolina. The $9.45 million Zuma Solar facility is projected to come on-line on Sept. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas under a power purchase agreement.
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