Approval sought for 40-MW Old Liberty Farm Solar project in North Carolina

Old Liberty Farm Solar LLC on Nov. 17 filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission a renewable energy registration statement for a 40-MW (ac) photovoltaic generator to be located on land south of Old Liberty Road outside the town of Franklinville in Randolph County, North Carolina.

This $70 million project will sell electricity to Duke Energy Progress. The interconnection and delivery will be via a dedicated private substation tied to either the Duke Energy Progress 115-kV or 230-kV transmission line near the site.

Old Liberty Farm Solar proposes the following construction schedule:

  • Design, financing and permitting – Fall 2017
  • Equipment delivery – Spring 2018
  • Generator construction – Spring 2018
  • Final inspections, commissioning and operation completed by June 30, 2018.

Project contact information is: Rachel Donahue, Old Liberty Farm Solar LLC, 400 W. Main St, Suite 503, Durham, NC 27701, rdonahue@carolinasolarenergy.com, telephone 919-682-6822.

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