Transco to Provide Gas to Dynegy Plant
Dynegy Inc. project affiliate Rockingham Power L.L.C. signed a
long-term gas interconnection agreement with Williams' Transco
pipeline. Williams' interconnection will provide capacity for up to
222 MMcf/d to fuel Dynegy's proposed 800-megawatt (MW) generation
facility in Rockingham County, NC. Construction on the
interconnection is scheduled to be completed in December. "Natural
gas power generation is increasing and we look forward to
additional opportunities to expand our pipeline system to meet this
growing demand," said Frank Ferazzi, vice president of customer
service and rates, Williams Gas Pipeline-Transco.
Dynegy announced plans to construct a 600 MW gas-fired peaking
facility in Rockingham County in June. Since the announcement,
Dynegy has elected to expand the Rockingham County Power Plant to
five units with a generating capacity of about 800 MW. Commercial
operations are expected to begin in June 2000.
The interconnect with Transco will include two 16-inch taps in
Rockingham County near Transco's Station 160. Williams expects to
file a prior notice for the proposed interconnect with the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission this week.
The capacity of Dynegy's 31 U.S. generation assets currently
operating, pending close or under construction is 6,832 gross MW.
This includes the Rocky Road Power Plant, a 250-MW gas-fired
peaking facility under construction in East Dundee, IL. Dynegy
recently announced two 500 MW merchant power plant development
projects in Heard County, GA, and Oldham County, KY.
Joe Fisher, Houston
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