ERCOT 2019 Summer Quarter Outlook

LCG, May 29, 2019-- LCG released a new summer (June – September 2019) report that looks at how the ERCOT grid copes with strained network conditions. Resource adequacy analysis for the region is especially important during extreme summer loading conditions. This summer the network is under particular scrutiny as the reserves have tightened because of recent retirements.

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South Field Energy Breaks Ground for 1,182-MW Power Plant

LCG, May 16, 2019--South Field Energy LLC announced yesterday its groundbreaking for an 1,182-MW, combined-cycle electric generating facility in Columbiana County, Ohio. The natural gas-fired facility is scheduled to commence operations in mid-2021 and represents a $1.3 billion investment.

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Industry News

FERC Okays Illinois Gas Pipeline Project

LCG, July 18, 2001Kidder Morgan Inc. unit Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America and Nicor Inc. jointly announced yesterday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved their $79 million Horizon natural gas pipeline project in northern Illinois.

The Horizon Pipeline Co. will build 27 miles of 36-inch diameter pipe and lease 46 miles of existing pipeline from NGPL. The new facilities and leased capacity will allow Horizon to transport 380 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from near Joliet into McHenry County, connecting the emerging supply hub at Joliet with the northern part of the Nicor Gas distribution system and an existing NGPL pipeline.

Kinder Morgan chief executive Richard D. Kinder said "The project serves as a response to the great need for additional natural gas in the growing northern Illinois market, including supplies for proposed new electric power generation projects."

Thomas L. Fisher, chief executive of Nicor, said Horizon would use existing right of way, which will "reduce the environmental impact and landowner concerns about construction."

The companies said land acquisition is currently underway and construction on the pipeline is expected to begin in the fall of 2001, with completion projected in 2002.

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