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Total Peaking Services authorized to start vaporizers at gas storage plant

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Total Peaking Services LLC to put in service vaporizers and other equipment that are part of an upgrade to the company's LNG storage facility in Milford, Conn.

The upgrade consisted of a vaporizer capacity increase and boil-off gas compressor project at the facility. The Dec. 16 in-service authorization from FERC came in response to a Dec. 13 request by Total Peaking under the authority of a 2016 Natural Gas Act certificate. Iberdrola SA is the ultimate parent of Total Peaking.

In January 2017, FERC issued a blanket certificate that let Total Peaking increase the sendout capacity from 90 MMcf/d to 105 MMcf/d at the LNG plant, which backs up utility distribution of natural gas during peak periods of demand. Total Peaking asked for the increase after its sole customer experienced significant load growth from new customers. In November 2017, FERC granted Total Peaking's request to put in service an emergency generator. At the time, the company said it planned to eventually put in service a boil-off gas compressor and vaporization system replacement. (FERC docket CP15-557)