Millennium seeks okay for gas pipeline to serve 650-MW CPV Valley project

Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC applied Nov. 13 at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for its proposed Valley Lateral Project, which will supply gas to a 650-MW power project.

The lateral project consists of the installation of an approximately 7.8-mile long, 16-inch diameter lateral from Millennium’s mainline in Orange County, New York, to the site of a new natural gas combined-cycle generator located in the Town of Wawayanda, New York. The CPV Valley Energy Center will be capable of generating upwards of 650 MW and is being developed by CPV Valley LLC.

The lateral project is designed to provide approximately 130,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service to the CPV Valley Energy Center, beginning in April 2017. To meet the timing requested by the project shipper, Millennium requested that the commission issue an order granting the needed authorizations by July 12, 2016.

Millennium and the plant developer executed a precedent agreement for 127,200 Dth/d of firm transportation service on the Valley Lateral for a primary term of 15 years from the service commencement date. The Valley Lateral Project is fully subscribed.

Millennium Pipeline is owned by subsidiaries of Columbia Pipeline Group Inc., National Grid PLC and DTE Energy. Millennium maintains its principal office at One Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, New York. Millennium owns and operates an interstate natural gas pipeline system extending across southern New York that is subject to the jurisdiction of the commission.

Millennium owns and operates a natural gas pipeline system in southern New York that transports natural gas from an interconnection with National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. at Independence, New York, to an interconnection with Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC at Ramapo, New York. The existing pipeline system consists of approximately 240 miles of mostly 30-inch diameter pipeline, a 15,000 horsepower compressor unit located near Corning, New York, two 6,130 horsepower compressor units located in the Town of Minisink, New York, and a 15,900 horsepower compressor unit located in the Town of Hancock, New York.

In other developments for the power project:

  • Burns & McDonnell on Sept. 17 said that it is teaming with Skanska USA and Ecco III Enterprises Construction to design and construct this plant. It said construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. The plant is expected to be in commercial operation by early 2018. The facility will be owned and operated by Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) and partner Diamond Generating.  The CPV Valley Energy Center will be powered by two SGT6-5000F gas turbines, one SST-5000 steam turbine and three SGen-1000A generators.
  • The New York Independent System Operator and transmission owner the New York Power Authority filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on June 10 an executed Large Generator Interconnection Agreement with CPV Valley LLC for this project. The Point of Interconnection will be the bus tap of a new three breaker ring bus (at the Dolson Avenue Substation) on NYPA’s transmission line #42, approximately 31.8 miles from the Coopers Corners Substation and 14.7 miles from the Rock Tavern Substation.
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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.