Ocean Highway Solar seeks North Carolina nod on 5-MW project

Filed Dec. 7 at the North Carolina Utilities Commission by Ocean Highway Solar LLC was an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity on a 5-MW (ac) solar facility to be located at 866 Ocean Hwy South, Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C.

The company said it is in discussions to sell the output through a negotiated Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP) or to one or more retail customers in deregulated states that allow for such sales. It said it has an executed interconnection study agreement with PJM Interconnection.

The project’s expected on-line date is Dec. 31, 2017.

Project contact information is: Ocean Highway Solar LLC, 192 Raceway Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117, Project.Development@sunenergy1.com.

A company, Creswell Hwy 64 Solar LLC, with the same contact information also applied on Dec. 7 with the commission for a certificate on a 20-MW (ac) project located at 293 US Hwy 64 E, Creswell, Washington and Tyrrell counties, N.C. The projected on-line date is Dec. 31, 2017. Plans are to sell the output to DNCP or others.

Another Dec. 7 application came from affiliated Knee Branch Solar LLC for a 5-MW (ac) project in Hertford County, at 455 NC 42 West in Ahoskie. The projected on-line date is Dec. 31, 2017. The power would go to DNCP or others.

Affiliated Colice Hall Solar LLC also filed a Dec. 7 certificate application for a 5-MW (ac) project located at 141 Colice Hall Lane, Ahoskie, Hertford County. The project on-line date is Dec. 31, 2017. Power would be sold to DNCP or others.

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