FLS Energy wins North Carolina nod on 5-MW Osceola Solar project

Osceola Solar LLC, an affiliate of FLS Energy, won an Oct. 11 approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity authorizing construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar facility to be located in Alamance County.

The site’s street address is 3935 Osceola Road, Elon, N.C. The projected date for the facility to come on-line is Sept. 1, 2017. All electricity will be sold to Duke Energy Carolinas. The projected annual sales are 9,800,000 (ac) kWh.

Said the Oct. 11 approval: “After careful consideration, the Commission finds good cause to approve the application and issue the attached certificate for the proposed solar photovoltaic electric generating facility. The Commission further finds good cause, based upon the foregoing and the entire record in this proceeding, to accept registration of the facility as a new renewable energy facility.”

Project contact information is: Osceola Solar LLC, Corporate agent: Dale Freudenberger, 130 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801, 828.350.3993, interconnect@flsenergy.com.

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