Dalton Expansion Project gains approval

Published on August 09, 2016 by Jessica Limardo

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Transco, Inc.’s Dalton Expansion Project on Thursday to deliver natural gas to existing electric generating facilities throughout northern Georgia through the development of a new natural gas pipeline.

“The Dalton Expansion Project is one of several Transco projects creating much-needed access to northern natural gas supplies to meet growing demand in the South, particularly in the power-generation sector,” Rory Miller, senior vice president of Williams Partners’ Atlantic-Gulf operating area, said. “Along with Leidy Southeast and Virginia Southside, the Dalton Expansion will be our third project providing southern market area customers access to growing Marcellus and Utica supplies with our Atlantic Sunrise project coming next. In addition to the environmental benefits of connecting electric power generators with this cleaner energy resource, these natural gas pipeline investments produce stable, long-term returns for our business.”

The project will deliver natural gas to various electric generating facilities throughout northern Georgia. Development will include locations in the city of Cartersville, Atlanta Gas Light and Oglethorpe Power Corp.-owned facilities in the state.

Construction will include the new construction of 115 miles of new steel pipe from Coweta County, Georgia, to Paulding and Murray counties. The new pipeline will transport approximately 448,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day – enough to support two million homes.

Construction will begin this fall. The project is expected to be complete in 2017.

Transco is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Partners L.P.