Dominion Pushes Atlantic Coast NatGas Line Completion to 2021 at $1B Extra Cost

Dominion Energy Inc. has bumped up the estimated cost of its 604-mile natural gas pipeline from $6 to about $7 billion, adding that it also expects the project to be delayed until early 2021 following permitting issues. Thomas Farrell, Chief Executive Office, said in a Feb. 1 press release that the company is “actively pursuing multiple paths to…

Georgia Power’s Long-Term Plan Seeks to Retire 1-Gigawatt of Coal-Fired Generation

Georgia Power Company proposed to close four of its coal generation units at Plant Hammond and one unit at Plant McIntosh as part of its 2019 integrated resource plan filed with the Georgia Public Service Commission on Jan. 31. Hammond and McIntosh plants have a capacity 800 megawatts and 163 megawatts, respectively. The company requested…

U.S. Natural Gas Exports Continue to Grow as U.S. Ramps Up LNG Capacity

The Department of Energy’s Natural Gas Imports and Exports Third Quarter Report 2018 highlights all the important transactions of the precious fossil fuel from July through September last year. Total U.S. exports were 918.7 Bfc, about 13 percent higher than the previous quarter and about 24 percent higher compared to 2017. Total imports decreased by 0.1…

Sempra’s Port Arthur LNG Project Clears Federal Environmental Review

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission found that the construction of Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur Liquefaction Project, a natural gas liquefaction and export terminal in Texas, and the associated pipeline projects would result in some adverse environmental impacts, which would be reduced to less-than-significant levels, according to a Jan. 31 notice. The facility, proposed by Port…

Massachusetts Regulator Unveils Framework for Capacity Rights in Solar Incentive Programs

The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order on Feb. 1 clarifying ownership of capacity and energy rights of facilities under net metering and Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, programs participating in the ISO New England Inc.’s forward capacity market. The order allows owners of storage-paired facilities to retain their energy or capacity…