Columbia Gas Reliability Plan

Columbia Gas is proposing five (5) infrastructure projects in its Greater Springfield Service Area to increase system reliability, accommodate expanded use of gas, and end its current moratorium on new and expanded gas use in the Northampton Service Area.

The projects include Kinder Morgan (TGP) upgrades to the TGP Agawam compressor station and a new loop along the TGP Agawam lateral, as well as a new pipeline to be built by Columbia bisecting West Springfield south to north, a new pipeline in Longmeadow, and a replacement pipeline across the Connecticut River in Springfield.  Map below.

PLAN’s petition to intervene in the company’s forecast and supply plan proceeding at the DPU has been denied, but we continue to follow the dockets closely and to engage directly with stakeholders.

DPU Filings:

Docket 17-166:

Docket 17-172: