Duke Energy Solar Interconnection Agreement

Duke`s latest IRP describes the value of solar installations worth gigawatts. The latest IRP, with this agreement with developers, will have a „pretty significant“ impact on solar energy in Carolina, Smith said, suggesting that developers and the distribution company are open to cooperation to achieve renewable goals. „We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Duke Energy,“ said Steve Levitas, senior VP for Strategic Initiatives at Pine Gate Renewables, a fully integrated solar developer based in Asheville, North Carolina. „It took a lot of hard work, creativity and good faith on both sides. We look forward to continuing to work with Duke to meet the clean energy needs in Carolina. The agreement is expected to solve problems for more than 100 controversial projects in Carolina, spokesman Randy Wheeless said, paving the way for 800 megawatts of solar projects that are expected to advance in the coming years. The proposed amendments must be approved by the regulatory authorities of North and South Carolina, as well as by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In July 2017, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed a solar policy reform to allay fears of a solar capacity flood awaiting interconnection of utilities. Markus Wilhelm, CEO of Strata Solar, said the company is „looking forward to working with Duke to reorganize power in North Carolina.“ Cypress Creek Renewables, the other leading developer in the state according to Wood Mackenzie data, did not respond to the request for advice on the agreement, but signed the agreement submitted to the supervisory authorities. Duke asked the commissioners to answer the question by October 15. The cluster study method has been adopted by several countries and network operators across the country and offers a more predictable route for networking, which only examines projects that commit to commissioning within a specified time frame. Duke had nearly 5 gigawatts of solar capacity in its connection queue in 2019, according to a may notification to supervisory authorities, but not all are built. In order to network limbo projects, the distribution company will bring projects worth hundreds of megawatts in a „cluster study“ that will simultaneously and not successively assess their potential effects on the network, in the hope that this approach will accelerate the process.

CHARLOTTE – Duke Energy, one of the largest energy production companies in the United States, said it has reached a pair of „milestone“ agreements that will boost its growth of solar electricity in Carolina after months of wists with solar developers, the energy giant said. Thank you so much for your good coverage. I have only questions. Is there a delay for non-profit solar competitors? What are the delays for this group? Is it true that a non-profit organization must have permission to log in before applying for a discount booking? The login authorization expires in 365 days. If the installation is not completed by then, can we get permission for an additional 365 days? Do I have to pay the $500 fee? I`ll appreciate all the information you can share! The agreement requires Duke Energy to „make a good faith and good faith effort“ to link 70 projects by 2021, while ensuring that additional projects are targeted for interconnection in 2022 if the 70-project threshold is not met. North Carolina is one of the few states where significant solar development is linked to the Federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act, which encourages energy production by requiring distribution companies to purchase from „qualifying organizations“ developed by third parties. From 2014 to the end of March 2020, third-party installers had added 2.4 gigawatts of new solar capacity in the Duke area, with many facilities of approximately 5 megawatts.