NTE Carolinas Solar pursues approval for 30-MW project in North Carolina

The NTE Carolinas Solar LLC affiliate of NTE Energy LLC applied Nov. 28 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a 30-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at 2211 Al Ray Road, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, N.C.

The facility is projected to come on-line in phases with the complete system on-line by April 2018. The applicant plans to sell the electricity generated to a combination of regulated utilities, municipalities and other entities capable of purchasing wholesale electric energy. It is anticipated that, if the output is sold to customers outside of the balancing authority areas of Duke Energy Progress or Duke Energy Carolinas, wheeling arrangements will be made.

The service life of the equipment is expected to be a minimum of 25 years. The projected annual sales are 64,000,000 kWh. 

Blue Oak Energy is providing engineering support to NTE Carolinas Solar. That company designs, engineers, finances, installs and maintains high-quality solar facilities to bring maximum return on investment.

Project contacts are:

  • Michael Green, Vice President, NTE Carolinas Solar LLC, 24 Cathedral Place, Suite 300, Saint Augustine, FL 32084, (904) 687-1857, mgreen@nteenergy.com.
  • Mark Mirabito, Chief Operations Officer, NTE Energy, mmirabito@nteenergy.com.

Notable is that the NTE Carolinas II LLC affiliate of NTE Energy has since July been pursuing a North Carolina commission approval for a 500-MW combined cycle combustion turbine facility. Construction is anticipated to begin in the first quarter of 2018. The location of the proposed Reidsville Energy Center is at 4781 NC Highway 65 in Reidsville, Rockingham County.

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