Shawboro East Ridge Solar
Request to Build
150-MW Solar-Powered Electric Generating Facility
Docket No. EMP-117 Sub 0

Public Witness Hearing
October 14, 2021, at 12:00 p.m.
Courtroom A
Currituck County Courthouse
2802 Caratoke Highway, Currituck

Expert Witness Hearing
November 23, 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 N. Salisbury, Raleigh

On June 22, 2021, Shawboro East Ridge Solar, LLC (Shawboro) filed a request to build a merchant plant solar energy facility with a capacity of up to 150 megawatts (MW). The facility would be intersected and bound on the east by East Ridge Road, and bound on the west by Shawboro and Indiantown Roads, in Shawboro, Currituck County. Shawboro proposes to start construction in the second quarter of 2022 and begin operations in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The Commission has scheduled a public witness hearing for October 14, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., in Courtroom A of the Currituck County Courthouse, 2802 Caratoke Highway, Currituck. The purpose of this hearing is to take the testimony of area citizens regarding Shawboro’s proposed facilities. (Here is information on how to testify before the Commission.) 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, independent 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 October 28, 2021, starting at 1:30 p.m. This hearing is for the purpose of hearing testimony from experts, including Shawboro 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.


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