FLS Energy seeks North Carolina nod on 80-MW Trent River Solar project

FLS Energy affiliate Trent River Solar LLC applied Nov. 17 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on 79.999-MW (ac) photovoltaic project to be located at approximately 3909 NC Hwy 58, Pollocksville, North Carolina.

The facility site is located approximately 2.3 miles southwest of Pollocksville in Jones County. An interconnection application was filed on Nov. 17. The Trent River Solar project will be located on property that is under a long-term lease from the land owners. The lease agreement provides FLS Energy with the legal right to develop, construct, own, operate and maintain a solar energy facility for a period of 30 years with two 5-year extension options.

The Trent River Solar project is estimated to have a commercial operation date of March 1, 2019. It will interconnect to the Duke Energy Progress transmission system, and the company intends to sell the output to Duke Energy Progress through a power purchase agreement (PPA).

FLS is a solar energy developer, installer, and owner-operator headquartered in Asheville, N.C. With 240 MW of constructed photovoltaic energy assets in its portfolio, FLS said it is one of North Carolina’s largest solar developers and pioneered the application of the solar thermal purchase agreement in North Carolina. A full-service company with over 75 employees, FLS has in-house construction, engineering, and maintenance capabilities, as well as dedicated finance, accounting and legal teams.

Project contact information is: FLS Energy, 130 Roberts Street, Asheville, NC 28801, phone (828)-350-3993, interconnect@flsenergy.com.

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