FERC which traditionally convenes its business meetings on the third Thursday of each month, will hold its January meeting on the fourth Thursday (Jan. 22) of that month "to accommodate a compressed preparation schedule due to the holiday season," the agency said. Other Federal Energy Regulatory Commission open meeting dates in 2015 are scheduled for Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. All of the meetings are scheduled to be held at FERC headquarters at 888 First St. NE in Washington, DC, and to begin at 10 a.m., except the February meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. The Commission does not hold open meetings in August.
InterGen's 40,000 hp Altamira Compression Station in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico, is operational and supports transporting up to 1.3 Bcf/d of natural gas in Mexico's pipeline system. The station is ultimately connected a Petroleos Mexicanos' 48-inch diameter pipeline, one of the country's main pipelines. The station mainly serves the Federal Electricity Commission, the Mexican state-owned electric utility. InterGen is one of the largest independent power producers in Mexico with more than 2,200 MW of capacity across five plants throughout the country. A new 220 MW combined cycle plant, San Luis de la Paz, and a 141 MW wind farm with partner IEnova, Energia Sierra Juarez, are expected to enter operation next year. InterGen also owns and operates three compression stations and one gas pipeline in Mexico.