FERC issues notice on $275m Millennium Pipeline project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an Aug. 11 notice about a July 29 application from Millennium Pipeline Co. for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the Eastern System Upgrade Project.

This project will provide an additional 223 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of firm transportation capacity from Millennium’s Corning Compressor Station (CS) to an existing interconnection with Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC located in Ramapo, New York,

Millennium proposes to construct, operate, and maintain:

  • approximately 7.8-miles of 30- and 36-inch-diameter pipeline loop in Orange County, New York;
  • a new 22,400 horsepower (HP) compressor station in Sullivan County, New York;
  • additional 22,400 HP at the existing Hancock Compressor Station in Delaware County, New York;
  • modifications to the existing Ramapo Meter and Regulator Station in Rockland County, New York;
  • modifications to the Wagoner Interconnect in Orange County, New York;
  • additional pipeline appurtenant facilities at the existing Huguenot and Westtown Meter and Regulating Stations in Orange County, New York; and
  • an alternate interconnect to the 16-inch-diameter Valley Lateral at milepost 7.6 of the project.

Millennium states that 202.5 MMcf/d of project capacity is committed under precedent agreements with local distribution companies and municipalities. Millennium requests that that the commission issue the requested authorizations by July 31, 2017, in order to allow Millennium sufficient time to meet a targeted in-service date in September 2018. Millennium proposes to charge negotiated rates to its project shippers and existing Rate Schedule FT-1 rates for service on the expansion capacity created by the project.

The cost of the project is $275 million. On Feb. 5, the commission staff granted Millennium’s request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process.

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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.