NARENCO approved for two solar projects in North Carolina

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 26 approved an Aug. 12 application from Marigold Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 4.166-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located off of Shannon Road, approximately 0.21 miles south of the intersection of Watson Farm Rd and Shannon Rd, Shannon, Robeson County, North Carolina.

The facility is projected to come on-line in December 2016. Electricity generated will be sold to Duke Energy Progress as a Qualified Facility under a 15 year power purchase agreement. The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 20 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are estimated to be 8,700,000 kWh or more in the first full year of production. The project cost is about $14 million.

Also, the commission on Oct. 26 approved an Aug. 12 application from NARENCO‘s Garfield Solar LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic facility to be located approximately behind and beside 3477 S NC 231 and separated by Valley Road, Middlesex, Nash County, North Carolina. The facility is projected to come on-line in December 2016. Electricity generated by the $14 million facility will be sold to Duke Energy Progress as a Qualified Facility under a 15-year power purchase agreement.

A project contact in both cases is: Jesse Montgomery or Sanja Cortan, 227-B Southside Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217, 704.930.7700, sanja.cortan@narenco.com.

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