Enable Midstream Partners LP plans to construct 200 MMcf/d of additional gas processing capacity near its Bradley Processing Plant in Grady County, OK, to serve producers in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province, also known as SCOOP. The plant, currently under construction to provide 200 MMcf/d of capacity, is expected to be in service in 1Q2015. "Strong producer activity continues on our Anadarko Basin gathering systems, particularly in the SCOOP play," said CEO Lynn Bourdon. "We already have critical long-lead plant infrastructure ordered and anticipate a fourth quarter 2015 startup for this additional capacity." The additional capacity is to cost around $200 million, including plant equipment, associated compression, and installation costs. The investment was anticipated in capital guidance. Enable has added about 500,000 gross acres of SCOOP-area dedicated acreage since the end of 2013.
Hawaii Electric Co.(HE) has submitted a mandated plan to the state Public Utilities Commission designed to meet most of its future energy needs from renewable sources and natural gas-fired generation, proposing among other things to triple the amounts of distributed solar energy through 2030. While evaluating proposals for developing storage projects on Oahu by early 2017, HE also is planning to tap into liquefied natural gas (LNG) which was identified for development by Honolulu-based Hawaii Gas (see Daily GPI, April 10). Energy needs not met with renewables could be satisfied with LNG as existing oil-fired generation is phased out, HE noted. More efficient, faster-starting LNG-fired generators are expected to come online by 2030, the power utility said.