Keys Energy Project To Begin Service

Map courtesy of Dominion Cove Point LNG.

Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval to place into service the Keys Energy Project.

DCP filed its application with FERC on December 3, 2014, to construct, install, own, operate, and maintain facilities located in Fairfax County, Virginia, and Charles County, Maryland, USA. The project will provide 107,000 dekatherms per day of incremental firm transportation service to Keys Energy Center, a 735-MW natural gas-fired two-on-one combined cycle electric generating power plant under construction in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

To meet the needs of the Keys Energy Center, DCP installed one new 6000 hp electric compressor at its existing Pleasant Valley Compressor Station (PLCS) in Fairfax County, Virginia; installed one new gas cooler; and rearranged interconnecting pipe to and from supply/discharge headers at PLCS.

PLCS was originally certificated in 2003 as part of the Cove Point East Project. At that time, DCP installed two 3000 hp electric units. In addition, on September 29, 2014 FERC authorized the Cove Point Liquefaction Project 8, which authorized DCP to install additional electric compression (i.e., up to four units) totaling up to 62,500 hp at the Pleasant Valley Compressor Station.