Cypress Creek seeks North Carolina nod on 80-MW Gideon Solar project

The Gideon Solar LLC affiliate of Cypress Creek Renewables applied Nov. 28 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on an 80-MW (ac) facility that will be located along Taylors Gin Road, north of Duke Road, in Castalia, Nash County, North Carolina.

The facility is projected to come on line as of June 1, 2019. The facility owner plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress pursuant to a power purchase agreement.

The service life of the $151.2 million project is expected to be approximately 35 years. The projected annual sales of the facility are expected to be about 161,805,500 kWh.

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

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.