MVP Southgate Update
Our partners at MVP Southgate continue to move through the federal and state regulatory processes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced that it will issue a Final Environmental Impact Statement in February 2020. FERC previously issued a draft statement in July that concluded the project could be built successfully and safely, with limited adverse environmental impacts, and that the proposed route is the preferred alternative to meet the project’s purpose. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is currently evaluating MVP Southgate’s 401 Water Quality Certification application. Easements have been acquired on a majority of the proposed route in Rockingham and Alamance counties.
The proposed interstate natural gas transmission pipeline would bring a new supply to North Carolina to meet fast-growing demand by residents, businesses and institutions. The state is currently served by only one major interstate transmission pipeline. The MVP Southgate project team anticipates construction starting in 2020, with the pipeline entering service in 2021. The pipeline would deliver natural gas to Dominion Energy North Carolina’s system through interconnected facilities in Rockingham and Alamance counties. NCEDA has been a supporter of MVP Southgate, which will enhance North Carolina’s energy economy and provide affordable, reliable natural gas to emerging, expanding and existing industries.
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