North Carolina Shared Solar Request for ProposalsThe Shared Solar program offers all customers – residential and non-residential – the ability to participate and make the claim of using renewable energy from locally developed solar PV farms in North Carolina. This community of subscribers will be directly supporting solar PV facilities being built in our state.
Subscribing customers pay for the development and operation of the solar facility (as well as program administration expenses) and receive a credit for their share of the solar generation. DEC manages site selection, working with the developer and connecting the facility to the power grid.
Benefits of Shared Solar:
- Earn renewable energy credits for energy produced
- Participate in solar energy without the need to construct panels on your property or maintenance obligations. Makes solar energy accessible to people who live in multi-family housing, renters and homes with shady roofs.
- Subscribing customers may make claim that they are using renewable power
How to Submit a Proposal
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC is soliciting proposals for solar photovoltaic capacity and all associated renewable attributes from such projects that will be located in and directly interconnected to Duke Energy Carolinas retail service area in North Carolina. Projects sized up to 5 MW will be utilized for Duke Energy’s Shared Solar program required under North Carolina House Bill 589. Projects should be in service after spring 2021. This RFP is set to close on August 23, 2019 at noon.
PowerAdvocate will be utilized for the administration of this RFP, event #93327. Registered PowerAdvocate suppliers should share their interest in reviewing this RFP and response package with DECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com. A PowerAdvocate invitation to the RFP will be shared.
Should you need to register as a supplier in PowerAdvocate, please register your company information on the PowerAdvocate website at PowerAdvocate.com . Please allow at least one business day for PowerAdvocate to process and approve your registration. Once you have received notification that your registration has been completed, please share your interest in viewing the RFP and response package with DECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com. A PowerAdvocate invitation to the RFP will be shared.
Unsolicited Renewable Energy ProposalsDuke Energy Carolinas is committed to building a robust, cost effective portfolio of renewable resources through purchases from renewable energy facilities, including wind, solar, landfill gas, waste-to-energy, and biomass. We appreciate your interest in helping us meet our renewable energy goals. Please continue to check this website for updates on future renewable energy solicitations or offers. If you desire to receive automatic notification of these updates, please email DECRenewableRFP@duke-energy.com with a request to be included in Duke Energy Carolinas' renewable distribution list.
Acceptable unsolicited renewable energy proposals can be shared with us in the following form(s):
- Renewable Energy coupled with associated RECs
- REC-Only Proposals
Waste-To-Energy Development Information SheetUnder North Carolina’s Session Law 2007-397 (Senate Bill 3), electric power suppliers are required to meet a certain percentage of energy needs from renewable resources or energy efficiency. There are specific compliance requirements through the use of swine and poultry waste resources. This document is intended solely to provide general information to those developing waste-to-energy generation projects with the intention to sell energy, Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), or both to a utility. This information sheet is not all encompassing. Generator owners are responsible for consulting with appropriate legal and energy professionals in determining all requirements for successful project development. Nothing in this Information sheet should be considered an offer or acceptance of terms or conditions for a Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) or an Interconnection Agreement.
Waste to Energy Information Sheet (PDF)