Transco seeks FERC nod on pipeline for Wildcat Point power project

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.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.