Millennium Pipeline Company (Millenium) has taken the next step to deliver natural gas (NG) to the CPV Energy Center (CPV) under construction in Wawayanda, New York. In November 2015 Millennium submitted an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct a new lateral pipeline, the Valley Lateral Project, intended to connect the company’s main line with the CPV Valley Energy Center, set for completion in 2017. Millenium spokesman Andrew Rush says project construction is estimated at USD $39.4 million.
A decision from FERC is expected in August when construction of the 7.8-mile section of 16-inch pipe between the mainline in Minisink and CPV can begin. A Minisink compressor station, which helps transport natural gas from one location to another, currently features pipeline facilities included approximately 545 feet of 36-inch diameter suction and discharge piping, and a new mainline valve assembly.
The pipeline is expected to be in service by April 2017. CPV will use natural gas transported on Millennium’s pipeline to produce electricity for an estimated 650,000 homes in the region.