Panhandle Inks Supply Deal with FirstEnergy
Thanks to a new deal with CMS Energy's Panhandle Eastern
Pipeline Co., three FirstEnergy gas turbines in Defiance, OH, will
enjoy a 15-year supply of gas. The agreement makes FirstEnergy
Panhandle's seventh power plant customer.
CMS Panhandle will build a new tap, meter and up to 4.5 miles of
12-inch diameter pipeline from its mainline Ohio system to the
plant. Initial deliveries are expected to begin in April with full
deliveries scheduled to begin in June.
CMS Panhandle Companies already provide 275 MMcf/d to plants
owned by Midland Cogeneration Venture in Midland, MI.; Sithe
Energy/Independence Station in Oswego, NY; Soyland Power in Alsey,
IL.; Electric Energy Inc. in Joppa, IL.; Indiana Gas/Cinergy Cayuga
in Vermillion County, IN.; Springfield CWLP in Springfield, IL.;
and CLECO/Rodemaker in Alexandria, LA.
"From the beginning of 1999 through June of 2001, CMS Panhandle
Pipe Line Cos. will have 10 new gas-fired plants sited on its
systems that can generate approximately 4,170 MW of power," said
Christopher Helms, president of CMS Panhandle Cos. "By June, CMS
Panhandle Eastern will have five additional plants that can
generate 1,620 MW and CMS Trunkline will have three additional
plants that can generate 1,340 MW of power. CMS Panhandle Eastern
also has commitments from two other plants that will be able to
generate 1,210 MW by June of 2001.
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