Cypress Creek wins North Carolina nod on 75-MW Crooked Run Solar project

The Crooked Run Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables won an Oct. 4 approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 75-MW (ac) project.

The facility will be located along Doc Smith Road, on the west side of Watha Road, south of NC-11 S, and approximately 1.3 miles south of the intersection of Bakers Road and Jonestown Road. That is in Willard, Pender County, North Carolina.

The facility is projected to come on-line as of June 30, 2018. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The service life of the project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be approximately 157,500,000 kWh. The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $141.8 million.

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

Also on Oct. 4:

  • the North Carolina commission okayed a July 26 application from the Longneck Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) project. This generating facility will be located along Providence Mill Road, approximately 0.2 miles west of the intersection of N Olivers Cross Road and Carmel Ridge Road, in Maiden, Catawba County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line as of Oct. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Carolinas under a power purchase agreement. The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $9.45 million.
  • the Brick City Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek won a North Carolina commission approval for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) project. The facility will be located along Old Wilmington Road, approximately 0.5 miles west of the intersection of Mail Route Road and Lucas Lane in Wallace, Duplin County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line as of Oct. 1, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement. The expected cost of the proposed facility is approximately $9.45 million.
  • the Eros Solar LLC unit of Cypress Creek was approved by the North Carolina commission for a certificate on a 5-MW (ac) generating facility that will be located along Broadhurst Road, at the intersection of S U.S. 117 Alt Hwy and Broadhurst Road, in Calypso, Duplin County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line as of Dec. 1, 2017. The company plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement.
  • Cypress Creek’s Trojan Solar LLC affiliate won a North Carolina commission approval for another 5-MW (ac) solar facility, this one to be located along Andrew Jackson Hwy, approximately 0.7 miles south of the intersection of Fertilizer Road and Neils Eddy Road, in Delco, Columbus County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line as of Dec. 31, 2017. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress under a power purchase agreement.
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