Duke Energy will built or purchase 602 MW of solar power in the Carolinas

US utility Duke Energy will built or purchase 602 MW of solar power as part of a competitive bidding process in the Carolinas. The company will directly build six of the 14 projects representing about 270 MW. The 14 projects represent the most competitive of the 78 that were submitted when bidding opened last July. Duke Energy and the winning bidders will execute contracts for the projects over the next few months. Most projects are targeted to be online around the end of 2020. There were 10 projects selected from North Carolina and four projects from South Carolina. Two projects selected included battery storage with the solar facility. They were not Duke Energy projects.
Duke Energy self-developed projects selected include Duke Energy Carolinas (69 MW, Catawba County, N.C., and 25 MW Gaston County, N.C.), Duke Energy Renewables (50 MW Cleveland County, N.C.; 22.6 MW Surry County, N.C.; 22.6 MW Cabarrus/Stanly counties, N.C.), and Duke Energy Progress (80 MW Onslow County, N.C.).
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