North Carolina commission okays 5-MW AGA TAG Solar IV project

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Oct. 31 approved a Sept. 2 application from AGA TAG Solar IV LLC for a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a 4.99-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at 2211 Mercantile Drive, NE, Leland, Brunswick County, North Carolina.

The applicant plans to sell the electricity to Duke Energy Progress.

The commission noted that its Public Staff reviewed the ownership information filed for this facility and other solar photovoltaic facilities located in close proximity to this facility and that it believes the current ownership of the facility does not result in common ownership by any of the facilities. Said the Oct. 31 order: “After careful consideration, the Commission finds good cause to approve the application and issue the attached certificate for the proposed solar photovoltaic electric generating facility.”

The projected date for the $10 million facility to come on-line is Dec. 31, 2017. The projected annual sales are 11,060,280 kilowatt-hours.

Project contact information is: AGA TAG Solar IV LLC, 11111 Carmel Commons Blvd., Ste 160, Charlotte, NC 28226,, telephone (980) 254-7823. That information is for The Adams Group, an architectural firm.

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