Enhancing Emporia Compressor Station
A new state-of-the-art, emission and environmentally friendly Dual Drive Technologies.TM (“dual-drive”) compressor unit will be installed at the Emporia Compressor Station. The unit will run exclusively on electricity under normal operating conditions, during which time it would not produce emissions. To ensure local energy reliability, this unit will have natural gas back-up power in the event of power outages. This dual-drive unit will help limit additional carbon emissions in Virginia.
Enhancing the system to meet existing and growing needs will create significant positive economic impacts across the region to offset the more than $4 billion lost in economic growth over the last five years due to a shortage of available natural gas supply.
Economics at a glance
An economic analysis estimates that this project would provide an estimated one-time increase of economic activity to Virginia during construction that would support approximately:
$194.5 millionin associated labor income
$562.6 millionin economic output
$7.7 millionin local tax revenue
$8.6 millionin state tax revenue
Anticipated Schedule (subject to change)
|FERC Pre-filing||December 2021|
|FERC Filing||Q3 2022|
|Requested FERC Certificate||Q4 2023|
|Begin Construction||Q1/Q2 2024|
|In-Service||November 1, 2025|