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Cypress Creek Renewables proposes another large NC solar plant

filed plans for another utility-scale solar project in North Carolina, justweeks after proposing to builda 75-MW solar plant in the state.

TheCalifornia-based solar developer submitted an application July 22 to the NorthCarolina Utilities Commission seeking a certificate of public convenience andnecessity for an 80-MW solar plant in Bladen County, N.C. Cypress CreekRenewables on July 5 submitted plans for its Homer Solar LLC project inRichmond and Montgomery counties.

SlenderBranch Solar LLC, similar to Homer Solar, plans to sell the electricity outputto Duke Energy Corp.subsidiary Duke Energy ProgressLLC, according to the application. In addition, Slender Branch andHomer Solar both intend to produce renewable energy credits eligible forcompliance with North Carolina's renewable energy and energy efficiencyportfolio standard.

SlenderBranch is estimated to cost approximately $158 million and is expected to comeonline in July 2018, shortly after Homer Solar's June 2018 online date. (DocketNo. SP-8116, Sub 0)