Request to Build
275-MW Solar-Powered Electric Generating Facility
(Docket No. EMP-116 Sub 0)
Public Witness Hearing
November 3, 2021
Remote Via Webex
Expert Witness Hearing
November 30, 2021
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 N. Salisbury, Raleigh
On July 12, 2021, Juno Solar, LLC (Juno) filed a request to build a merchant plant solar energy facility with a capacity of up to 275 megawatts (MW). The facility would be located on 25 parcels, or portions thereof, along McFarland Road and Green Chapel Church Road in Marks Creek Township, Richmond County. Juno stated that construction would begin in the second quarter of 2023 and the facility would begin operations in the third quarter of 2024.
The Commission has scheduled a public witness hearing for November 3, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to take the testimony of area citizens regarding Juno’s proposed facilities. This hearing will be held remotely via Webex, with people making their statements via telephone. Members of the public who would like to testify must register in advance, no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 27, 2021, by contacting the Public Staff via email at PublicHearings@psncuc.nc.gov or by calling 919-733-6110. When registering, provide your name, the docket number (EMP-116 Sub 0), the telephone number you will be calling from to present your testimony, and the topic of your testimony. (Here is information on how to testify before the Commission. And here is information on how to present testimony remotely, by telephone.) People who simply want to observe the hearing may do so via a YouTube link that will be available the day of the hearing on this website.
In addition, the public can file statements with the Commission via email or by mailing comments to the address below. In either case, be sure to put the docket number of this proceeding in the subject line. After two or three business days, written comments become part of the official record and can be viewed via this website under the docket number.
The Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate agency that investigates utility matters and represents the using and consuming public in proceedings before the Commission including this one. You can send them a statement or a question by email.
The Commission has scheduled an expert witness hearing for November 30, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. This hearing is for the purpose of hearing testimony from expert witnesses, including Juno and the Public Staff. There will not be an opportunity for citizen testimony at this hearing, but members of the public may watch the hearing via YouTube from a link that will be available on this website the day of the hearing. This hearing will be held in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 No. Salisbury, Raleigh.