Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) formally applied June 23 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a certificate of public convenience and necessity on a gas pipeline to serve a 1,000-MW power project in Maryland.
Transco wants permission to construct and operate its Rock Springs Expansion Project, which will enable it to provide 192,000 dekatherms per day (dt/day) of incremental firm transportation capacity from Transco’s Station 210 Zone 6 Pool in Mercer County, N.J., to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s (ODEC) proposed Wildcat Point Generating Facility in Cecil County, Md.
Transco requests that the commission issue a final order by March 1, 2015, which will enable Transco to maintain the construction schedule required to meet the Aug. 1, 2016, target in-service date for the pipeline project.
The project will include construction of incremental facilities on Transco’s existing natural gas transmission system and a new, approximately 11.17-mile pipeline lateral.
Transco has executed a binding precedent agreement with ODEC for 100% of the incremental, year-round firm transportation service to be provided under the pipeline project. The precedent agreement requires ODEC and Transco to execute a long-term firm transportation service agreement under Transco’s Rate Schedule FT within 30 days after Transco’s receipt and acceptance of the authorizations now being asked for from FERC.