Recovering waste heat and generating
electricity from the hot exhaust gas of gas turbines located at
pipeline compressor stations are seen as ways to promote
increased energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Pipeline companies with facilities in the United States, in
concert with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
(INGAA), have considered ways of expediting the development
process for compressor waste heat recovery projects. As a result
of those considerations, a number of pipeline companies have
agreed to identify, on a voluntary basis, gas turbine compressor
stations on their systems that:
Have a total gas turbine station capacity of at least 15,000 hp; and operated at or more
than 5,250 hours per year over the previous 12 months.
The following ANR Pipeline gas turbine compressor stations meet the
dual requirements of having a total gas turbine capacity of at
least 15,000 hp and operating 5,250 hours or more per year based
upon the previous year's operational data:
- Jena - La Salle County, Louisiana
- Woodstock - McHenry County, Illinois
- Birmingham - Van Buren County, Iowa
- Bridgman - Berrien County, Michigan
- Celestine - Dubois County, Indiana
- Eunice - Acadia Parish, Louisiana
- Madisonville - Webster County, Kentucky
- Mermentau - Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Additional information may be provided to third-party waste heat developers
upon request, subject to certain conditions and the execution of a confidentiality agreement.
For more information, please contact Jim Downs, Director of USNG Commercial Projects &
Interconnects at 832.320.5656.