FLS Energy seeks okay for 35-MW Virginia Line Solar project in North Carolina

FLS Energy‘s Virginia Line Solar LLC affiliate applied Nov. 18 to the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 35-MW (ac) project to be located near the intersection of Drewry-Virginia Line Rd. and Nutbush Rd., Manson, Warren County, North Carolina.

The site is located approximately 3.5 miles west of I-85, approximately 0.9 miles south of the Virginia-North Carolina border.

The Virginia Line Solar project is estimated to have a commercial operation date of March 1, 2019. It will interconnect to the Duke Energy Progress system, with the output to be sold to Duke Energy Progress through a power purchase agreement. The service life of the facility will be at least 25 years. Actual productive life for the facility will be upwards of 40 years. Forecasted annual sales are 69,811,000 kilowatt-hours in year 1, with an expected 0.5% degradation in sales each year thereafter.

With 240 MW of constructed photovoltaic energy assets in its portfolio, FLS is one of North Carolina’s largest solar developers. 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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