WI Governor Shows Support for ANR Project
Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson said he supports phase two of
ANR Pipeline's Wisconsin 2000 Expansion that would add 194 MMcf/d
of firm capacity to meet peak-day requirements and the needs of the
growing power generation market in the state.
"I believe it is necessary and desirable to have new pipeline
capacity available to meet the increasing new natural gas demand
throughout the state of Wisconsin. Therefore, I support ANR's
application and request that it be expeditiously approved," he
urged FERC in letter earlier this month.
"Over the last several years, Wisconsin's firm peak-day needs
have been steadily increasing, and are projected to continue to
grow. Because ANR currently serves Wisconsin, this additional new
firm capacity will be available throughout the entire state and
will be available on a timely basis to meet our winter heating
requirements as well as planned new gas-firm power generation," he
The expansion project would include about three miles of 42-inch
looping of ANR's system in Illinois near Joliet, and the addition
of 23,000 horsepower at three existing compressor stations - two of
which are located in Wisconsin. ANR hopes to win FERC certification
for the project by the end of the year, and to have it in operation
by November 2000.
The pipeline plans to begin construction on the first phase of
the project in June, which would add about 190 MMcf/d of firm
capacity from Joliet to southern Wisconsin. That expansion would
entail 11.8 miles of 30-inch looping in Waukesha County, WI.
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