ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NTE Carolinas II, LLC (“NTE”), an affiliate of NTE Energy, was granted its Nationwide Wetlands Permit from the US Army Corps of Engineers on July 27, 2017 for its Reidsville Energy Center. The receipt of this permit, together with the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the North Carolina Utilities Commission received in January, and the receipt of the Air Permit earlier this month, completes all the major permits needed by NTE to construct the Reidsville Energy Center. The Reidsville Energy Center is a 500 MW natural gas-fired electric generating facility, located in Rockingham County, N.C. The facility will be a source of clean and efficient electric capacity and energy for many communities and utilities in North and South Carolina.
“The issuance of this Army Corps permit is the final permit the company needs for the Reidsville project,” said Mike Green, SVP of NTE Energy. “NTE is pleased to be an economic and reliable resource to our customers in North and South Carolina, especially in light of recent uncertainty in the region regarding alternative power generation projects.”
The Reidsville Energy Center is expected to begin initial construction activities in the fourth quarter of 2017, and reach commercial operation in 2021.
The Rockingham County facility is similar in size and design to NTE’s Kings Mountain Energy Center, located in Kings Mountain (Cleveland County), N.C., which is currently under construction and will soon begin start-up activities. The Kings Mountain facility will be operational in the summer of 2018.
About NTE Energy
NTE Energy focuses on the development and acquisition of strategically located electric generation and transmission facilities within North America. The team executes all aspects of project development, construction and asset management. NTE Energy currently has two projects under construction; the Middletown Energy Center (Middletown, OH) and the Kings Mountain Energy Center (Kings Mountain, N.C.), and is actively developing four projects located in Connecticut, North Carolina and Texas. NTE Energy is also pursuing early-stage opportunities in several other locations. For more information, visit www.reidsvilleenergy.com or www.nteenergy.com. For Commercial inquiries, contact Mike Bradley, SVP Commercial Services at 770-517-9636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.