Carolina Solar Energy seeks North Carolina nod on 65-MW Hawtree Creek project

Filed Oct. 26 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission by Hawtree Creek Farm Solar LLC was an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a 65-MW (ac) photovoltaic solar generator to be located outside the town of Warrenton in Warren County, North Carolina.

The site address is 723 Peete Farm Road. The projected date is June 30, 2018, for the facility to come on-line. The company plans to sell the output through a negotiated power purchase agreement to one or more retail customers in deregulated states in the PJM Interconnection market. The expected cost of the proposed facility is $100 million.

This project company is backed by Carolina Solar Energy LLC, with bios of top company officials included in the application. Richard Harkrader, CEO, has primary responsibility to ensure the overall management of Carolina Solar Energy’s business strategy. Harkrader advocates for renewable energy and energy efficiency serving, three times as Chair of the NC Sustainable Energy Association, where he is currently on the board. Gerry Dudzik, COO, has a primary responsibility to manage the day-to-day operations of Carolina Solar Energy.

Company contact information is: Hawtree Creek Farm Solar LLC, 400 W. Main St, Suite 503, Durham, NC 27701,, telephone (919) 682-6822.

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