FERC seeks comment on EA for gas pipeline for Salem Harbor repowering

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Dec. 2 put out for comment until Jan. 9 an environmental assessment (EA) for the Salem Lateral Project, proposed by Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC.

Algonquin requests authorization to construct approximately 1.2 miles of pipeline in the city of Salem, Massachusetts. in order to provide 115,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day to the Salem Harbor Station natural gas-fired power plant. Footprint Power Salem Harbor Development LP intends to replace the existing coal- and oil-fired facility with a 630-MW, natural gas-fired facility. The proposed Salem Lateral Project includes the following facilities:

  • Approximately 1.2 miles of new 16-inch-diameter lateral pipeline (Salem Lateral); and
  • A new metering and flow regulating (M&R) station (Salem Lateral M&R Station) on Footprint’s property.

Algonquin plans to start construction in May 2015 and complete the project by November 2015. 

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