Distrigas Plans Added LNG Sendout
Distrigas of Massachusetts (DOMAC) has filed with the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission to construct four new high-powered
vaporizers to deliver 280 MMBtu/d of regassified LNG to a new
1,550 MW Mystic Station power plant to be built by Sithe Industries
in Everett, MA. (CP00-447).
The new vaporization facilities will consist of four submerged
combustion vaporization units , each having a send-out capacity of
150,000 MMBtu/d. At a minimum, three of the units will serve the
Mystic plant, which is adjacent to the DOMAC gasification plant.
The power plant is under construction and 40% complete. DOMAC
intends to operate the units at less than maximum capacity so that
if one has to be taken out of service for maintenance the two
remaining can operate at full capacity to serve the Mystic plant.
The fourth vaporizer would serve as additional back-up for the
Mystic plant and also for DOMAC's other vaporization units.
Currently, during peak periods DOMAC operates at full capacity with
little or no back-up. DOMAC plans to construct tie-ins to integrate
the new units with its existing vaporization system. Additionally,
the company would construct a connection with the Boston Gas
system. The company said it would not seek cost-based recovery
through existing rates. DOMAC has requested FERC approval by Feb.
1, 2001 so the new units can be in service by Nov. 1, 2001.
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