Regulators expected to consider proposed new natural gas pipeline today


The Florida Public Service Commission is expected to vote today on Florida Power & Light Co.’s proposed $3.5 billion natural gas pipeline slated for completion by 2017.

The meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. and can be viewed online at www.floridapsc.com. Click on the camera icon.

The two-phase pipeline would extend close to 600 miles from Alabama through Georgia to Martin County. It would serve FPL’s new plants under construction in Riviera Beach and Hollywood, as well as natural gas users.

The northern 465 miles, Sabal Trail Transmission, is a joint venture of subsidiaries of Houston-based Spectra Energy and FPL’s parent company, NextEra Energy. FPL plans to build the southern 126-mile Florida Southeast Connection.


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