The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Williams Partners applications for both the New York Bay Expansion and the Virginia Southside II Expansion projects. The New York Bay Expansion will serve distribution demand in New York City, while the Virginia Southside II Expansion will help fuel new electric-power generation in Virginia.
Construction on each project is expected to begin during the fourth quarter, with the two fully subscribed expansions providing natural gas service during the fourth quarter of 2017.
The New York Bay Expansion will bring 115,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation capacity into National Grid’s distribution system to the Rockaway Delivery Lateral and the Narrows meter station.
The Virginia Southside II Expansion will provide 250,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation capacity to a delivery point on a new lateral off Williams Partners subsidiary Transco’s Brunswick Lateral in Virginia, providing natural gas to a new 1,580-megawatt combined-cycle, natural gas-fired generation facility that Dominion Virginia Power is constructing in Greensville County, VA.