Oak Trail Solar, LLC
Request to Build 100-MW Solar Facility in
Docket No. EMP-114 Sub 0
Public Witness Hearing
February 1, 2021, 7:00 p.m.
Remote Via Webex
Participants Must Register in Advance
Expert Witness Hearing
May 17, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Remote Via Webex
On September 17, 2020, Oak Trail Solar, LLC (Oak Trail Solar) filed a request to build a 100-MW solar electric generating facility to be located south of S Mills Road (NC 1227), on the east and west sides of Puddin Ridge Road, and on the north and south sides of Cooper Garrett Road, near the unincorporated community of Moyock in Currituck County. The facility will interconnect with the electric transmission system owned by Dominion Energy North Carolina. Oak Trail Solar states that it has a fully executed power purchase agreement to sell the project’s output to a large commercial and industrial customer. The facility has an expected service life of more than 30 years.
The Commission has scheduled a hearing for February 1, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in order to take testimony from public witnesses. This hearing might be cancelled if no substantial written complaints about the proposed facility are filed with the Commission on or before January 28, 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the January 11 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., January 27. 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 February 1 hearing, contact the Public Staff by calling 866-380-9816. When registering please provide your name, the docket number (EMP-114 Sub 0), 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 January 27 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. EMP-114 Sub 0.
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 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 Oak Trail Solar employees. This hearing will be held remotely via Webex on May 17, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. The public may observe the hearing via a link that will be available on this website the day of the hearing.