Northeast Supply Enhancement project – an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline designed to serve New York markets by Williams got certificate of public convenience and necessity from FERC, the company reported.
National Grid – the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern United States will receive 400,000 dekatherms per day of additional natural gas supply through the Northeast Supply Enhancement project.
With the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, National Grid’s will be able to convert about 8,000 customers per year from heating oil to natural gas in New York City and Long Island, which is critical to keep up with new development in the area.
Williams anticipates beginning construction on the Northeast Supply Enhancement project facilities in the fall of 2019, following the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.
“Natural gas is a critical component of the mix of energy sources necessary to meet the region’s growing energy needs and to help meet its aggressive clean air goals,” said Williams Chief Operating Officer Michael Dunn.
“NESE will provide access to critical supply to serve our customers in New York City and on Long Island, ensuring there is enough natural gas for them to heat their homes and run their businesses,” said National Grid New York President John Bruckner.