Rock Springs pipeline expansion will help serve 390,000 homes

The Rock Springs pipeline project will serve the Wildcat Point Generating Facility.
The Rock Springs pipeline project will serve the Wildcat Point Generating Facility.

Construction is underway in Pennsylvania on Williams’ Rock Springs expansion. This project is designed to fuel a new electric power-generating facility in Cecil County, Maryland.

The Rock Springs pipeline project involves the construction of a 11.17-mile pipeline lateral connecting Williams’ existing Transco natural gas pipeline to the Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s proposed Wildcat Point Generating Facility. The Wildcat Point facility has been designed to generate enough energy to power 390,000 homes in the region, about 1,000 megawatts.

Also as part of the project, Williams is constructing an electric motor-driven compressor and metering facility at the terminus of the lateral in Cecil County, as well as other piping and valve modifications to existing facilities.

The Rock Springs project is scheduled to be placed into service in August 2016.

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