Transco seeks FERC okay on pipeline for CPV power plant in N.J.

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC applied Nov. 7 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing it to construct and operate a gas pipeline to serve the Woodbridge Energy Center power project.

Transco is seeking approval for its Woodbridge Delivery Lateral Project, a new 20-inches-in-diameter delivery lateral that will extend 2.4 miles from a point of interconnection with Transco’s mainline near Mile Post 1799.0 in Middlesex County, N.J., to the 725-MW Woodbridge Energy Center. This power plant is being developed by CPV Shore LLC, an affiliate of Competitive Power Ventures, in Woodbridge, Middlesex County.

The pipeline project will enable Transco to provide 264,000 dekatherms per day (dt/day) of incremental firm natural gas transportation service to CPV under Transco’s Rate Schedule FDLS.

Transco requested that the commission issue a final order granting the authorizations requested by June 30, 2014. Approval by this date will enable Transco to complete construction of the proposed pipeline project facilities and begin providing service by April 1, 2015, as requested by CPV.

“The Project is necessary to serve the natural gas needs of the Woodbridge Energy Center, and Transco has executed a binding precedent agreement with CPV for 100% of the firm transportation service to be provided under the Project on the Woodbridge Delivery Lateral,” the application noted.

Competitive Power Ventures, ArcLight Capital Partners and Toyota Tsusho Corp. on Oct. 23 broke ground on the $845m CPV Woodbridge Energy Center. The project will help turn the site of a former chemical plant into a state-of-the-art energy center. The project is expected to enter commercial operation as soon as the first quarter of 2016 and will be operated by an affiliate of co-owner ArcLight Capital Partners. CPV is managing the construction process.

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