Thank you and Farewell to our Roxboro and Southport Teams
Capital Power would like to express its sincere gratitude to our employees at the Roxboro and Southport Power Plants, the City of Roxboro and Person County, the City of Southport and Brunswick County, and our many local partners in the area – we’re proud to have served these communities for the past 15 years as owner and operator of these facilities. With the power purchase agreements for our Roxboro (46 MW) and Southport (88 MW) facilities in North Carolina ending on March 31, 2021, we’ve made the difficult decision to cease operations at both facilities. We are saddened that this decision impacts our great teams at the Roxboro and Southport facilities, and we are taking steps to provide these employees with transition support.
We appreciate the opportunity to deliver reliable power and support these economies, as well as to contribute to local charities and community organizations over the years – including farewell contributions to our friends at:
- Roxboro Police Department
- Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce
- Piedmont Community College Foundation
- Person County Sheriff’s Office
- Person County Friends of the Parks
- Friends of the Person County Public Library
- Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Department
- Southport Fire Department
- Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation
- Brunswick Family Assistance Agency
- Brunswick County NAACP Branch
The Roxboro and Southport facilities ceased operations on March 31, 2021. These facilities have been safely secured under the guidance of an experienced project manager and environmental consulting firm to ensure the sites are managed in an environmentally sound manner while they undergo the decommissioning process. Details on this process will be made available on our Roxboro and Southport webpages.
Capital Power is pleased to continue to support the economy of North Carolina moving forward as we pursue solar power generation opportunities in the state. In 2020, we announced 3 new solar development projects totaling 160 MW, consisting of Hornet Solar (75 MW) in Gaston and Lincoln Counties, Hunter’s Cove Solar (50 MW) in Rutherford County, and Bear Branch Solar (35 MW) in Stokes County. Construction of the solar projects is expected to begin in late 2021 or early 2022 with commercial operations expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.