Dynegy Inc. project affiliate Rockingham Power L.L.C. signed along-term gas interconnection agreement with Williams’ Transcopipeline. Williams’ interconnection will provide capacity for up to222 MMcf/d to fuel Dynegy’s proposed 800-megawatt (MW) generationfacility in Rockingham County, NC. Construction on theinterconnection is scheduled to be completed in December. “Naturalgas power generation is increasing and we look forward toadditional opportunities to expand our pipeline system to meet thisgrowing demand,” said Frank Ferazzi, vice president of customerservice and rates, Williams Gas Pipeline-Transco.

Dynegy announced plans to construct a 600 MW gas-fired peakingfacility in Rockingham County in June. Since the announcement,Dynegy has elected to expand the Rockingham County Power Plant tofive units with a generating capacity of about 800 MW. Commercialoperations are expected to begin in June 2000.

The interconnect with Transco will include two 16-inch taps inRockingham County, NC, near Transco’s Station 160. Williams expectsto file a prior notice for the proposed interconnect with theFederal Energy Regulatory Commission this week.

The capacity of Dynegy’s 31 U.S. generation assets currentlyoperating, pending close or under construction is 6,832 gross MW.This includes the Rocky Road Power Plant, a 250-MW gas-firedpeaking facility under construction in East Dundee, IL. Dynegyrecently announced two 500 MW merchant power plant developmentprojects in Heard County, GA, and Oldham County, KY.

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