Calgary-based TC Energy Corp. announced Oct. 29 that it will move forward with the Wisconsin Access Project to increase natural gas capacity, improve reliability and reduce emissions on a highly used segment of its ANR Pipeline system.
The $200 million USD project will provide approximately 72 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of firm transportation service under long-term contracts to utilities serving the Midwestern United States. All project work will occur on ANR Pipeline’s existing facilities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas.
“This project demonstrates the value of our existing infrastructure as a platform for organic growth. As utility companies’ demand for natural gas grows to provide power and heating to homes, we are finding new ways to meet the demand on our systems while lowering emissions,” said Russ Girling, TC Energy president and CEO. “Consumers benefit from lower energy costs and reliable service that abundant natural gas provides, and we aim to responsibly deliver that assurance with projects that utilize modern compression equipment and emerging technologies in our operations.”
The announcement of the Wisconsin Access Project follows TC Energy’s July sanctioning of the $400 million Elwood Power/ANR Horsepower Replacement Project that will reduce emissions, increase reliability, and support new service for power generation on the ANR Pipeline.
The Wisconsin Access Project involves meter station upgrades, compressor station modifications for enhanced operational flexibility and emissions-cutting horsepower replacements.
The project is targeted to be brought in service in the second half of 2022.