FERC green lights Dominion’s Leesburg Compressor Station expansion
The expansion is part of Dominion’s $210 million Leidy South Project, which the company says will help meet the demand for natural gas in the Mid-Atlantic region.
According to the company, the Leidy South Project will provide 155,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service and add about 48,120 horsepower of compression and new metering and regulation equipment to its existing interstate pipeline transmission system.
With FERC’s approval, Dominion can now install 8,000 horsepower of additional electric compression at its Leesburg Compressor Station and proceed with construction at its Finnefrock Compressor Station in Clinton County, Pa., and Chambersburg Compressor Station located in Franklin County, Pa.
“We have confirmed the receipt of all federal authorizations necessary to construct the requested project facilities and have determined that Dominion has complied with all applicable conditions of the Commission’s August 29, 2016 Order Issuing Certificate (Order),” FERC Project Manager Harry J. Jeudy said in a Jan. 3 letter.
The Leidy South Project also includes upgrades and construction at three other facilities -- the company’s Centre Station in Centre County, Pa., Myersville Station in Frederick County, Md., and Quantico Station in Fauquier County, Va. This is in addition to its Panda Stonewall Meter Station in Loudoun.
The FERC approval comes as Dominion is still awaiting the green light from the commission on another Loudoun County project at its Loudoun Compressor Station across the street from its Leesburg station, known as Eastern Market Access.
If approved, Dominion would install 7,000 horsepower of additional compression electric in a new building within the existing Loudoun Compressor Station fence line.
The company would also make additional upgrades in Charles County, Md., and Fairfax County. Dominion says EMA would help bring more natural gas for Washington Gas customers and a new electric power generation facility being built by Mattawoman Energy in Maryland.
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