FERC issues enviro review on gas pipeline for 1,580-MW Greensville project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on May 13 released an environmental assessment on an application by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) for approval to construct, maintain, and operate the Virginia Southside Expansion Project II in: Brunswick, Greensville, Prince William, and Pittsylvania counties, Virginia; Polk County, North Carolina; and Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, South Carolina.

The project includes: the construction and operation of 4.19 miles of 24-inch-diameter lateral pipeline connecting the existing Brunswick Lateral to the planned Virginia Electric and Power Co. (VEPCO) Greensville Power Station; one new meter and regulator station; additional compression at two existing compressor stations; and modifications at 19 existing facilities, including odorization facilities.

The purpose of this project is to provide up to 250,000 dekatherms per day (250 million cubic feet per day) to VEPCO’s Greensville Power Station. Transco anticipates beginning construction in October 2016 (pending approvals) and placing the facilities into service by December 2017.

Transco executed an agreement in May 2014 with Virginia Power Services (like VEPCO, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources (NYSE: D)) to provide natural gas transportation to this 1,580-MW, combined-cycle station.

Of the 250,000 dekatherms per day total, 165,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day would be delivered from the existing Transco Compressor Station 210 in Mercer County, New Jersey, and the remaining 85,000 dekatherms per day would be delivered from the existing Transco Compressor Station 195 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

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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.