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W.Va. power plant developer plans 130,000-Dth/d supply lateral

The developer behind a proposed 750-MW power plant in West Virginia asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to take an early look at its plans to build a natural gas lateral to provide 130,000 Dth/d of transportation service to the facility in the northern panhandle of the state.

Although the main purpose of the project would be to get gas to the power plant, "the project scope may adjust depending on third-party interest in transportation service," Brooke County Access I LLC said in a prefiling request to FERC.

The Brooke County Access lateral project would include about 16 miles of 16-inch to 20-inch-diameter pipeline, running from Washington County, Pa., to the proposed combined-cycle power facility in Brooke County, W.Va. The power plant is sponsored by Energy Solutions Consortium Brooke County Power I LLC, and it is currently undergoing review by the West Virginia Public Service Commission. Brooke County Access I and Brooke County Power I are Energy Solutions Consortium LLC companies.

Brooke County Access asked FERC for approval of an authorizing certificate order by March 31, 2019. Under this schedule, construction activities would begin in May 2019.

"Approval by this date will allow [Brooke County Access I] to meet its anticipated in-service date of September 2019, in order to meet the date on which natural gas service is required for the power plant," the company said. (FERC docket PF18-2)