Archive for April 2019

Final Report from Tranche 1 of Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy Process Released

On April 9, 2019 the Independent Administrator (IA) for the Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) released its report on proposals selected for the Tranche 1 Request For Proposal (RFP). By way of reminder, House Bill 589 required Duke Energy to procure 2,660 MW of renewable energy over a 45-month period from small power producers through the CPRE process. Accion Group, was…

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HB750: Creating More Freedom for Solar Installations

On Monday, April 17, 2019, Representatives John Szoka (R- Cumberland), Wayne Sasser (R- Cabarrus, Stanly), and Bobby Hanig (R- Currituck, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico) filed House Bill 750, which will create more freedom for the placement of residential solar installations.  Currently, deed restrictions, covenants, and binding agreements, such as those made with a homeowner’s association (HOA), can prohibit residential solar installations that…

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Solar Decommissioning Study: Replowing Old Ground

Then  On February 10th, 2016, Representative Jimmy Dixon (R- Duplin, Onslow) delivered the opening remarks to the Environmental Review Commission (ERC) about the disposal of solar panels, and the Commission proceeded to learn about the decommissioning process. NCSEA, the NC Public Utilities Public Staff, First Solar, and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) presented to the Commission in order to…

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