Duke Energy Progress, LLC
Request to Build 5-MW Woodfin Solar Facility in Buncombe County
(Docket No. E-2 Sub 1257)

Public Witness Hearing
October 8, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Remote Via Webex
Participants Must Register in Advance

Expert Witness Hearing
November 18, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
Remote via Webex

On July 27, 2020, Duke Energy Progress, LLC (DEP) filed a request to build a 5-MW solar electric generating facility to be located at 2720 Riverside Drive, Woodfin, in Buncombe County. This facility would be known as the Woodfin Solar Facility and would be built at a closed landfill owned by Buncombe County. DEP stated in its application that its proposal to build the Woodfin Solar Facility is consistent with the Commission’s March 28, 2016 Order in Docket No. E-2 Sub 1089.

The Commission has scheduled a hearing for October 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in order to take testimony from public witnesses. This hearing will be held remotely via Webex, and people who wish to participate will do so by telephone, and they must register in advance by 5:00 p.m., October 5. People who want to observe the hearing may do so via a link that will be available on this website the day of the hearing.

To register to testify at the October 8 hearing, contact the Public Staff by email at WoodfinSolarPublicHearing@psncuc.nc.gov or by calling 866-380-9816. When registering please provide your name, the docket number (E-2 Sub 1257), the telephone number you will be calling from during the hearing, and the topic of your testimony. Only people who register by 5:00 p.m. on October 5 will be allowed to testify at the hearing.

Members of the public can also submit a written statement to the Commission via email. Be sure to include the docket number in the subject line. Another option is to mail a statement to the Commission at the address below. In either case, after two or three business days, statements are made part of the official record for the proceeding, and can be viewed on this website via Docket No. E-2 Sub 1257.

The Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate, independent agency that represents the using and consuming public in matters before the Commission, including rate change requests like this one. You can send the Public Staff a statement, or ask them a question, via email.

The Commission has also scheduled an expert witness hearing in this matter where testimony will be heard from expert witnesses, including DEP employees. This hearing will be held remotely via Webex on November 18 at 10:00 am. The public can observe the hearing via a link that will be available on this website the day of the hearing.


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