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7610.1110 FUTURE FACILITY REQUIREMENTS.

Each utility shall estimate the additional facilities or additions to existing facilities necessary to meet the level of gas consumption predicted in its forecast under parts 7610.0900 to 7610.0920. Each utility shall supply the following information:

A.

The name and geographic location of all new underground natural gas storage facilities or additions to existing facilities. For each facility include:

(1)

the anticipated year and month the facility will be ready for operation;

(2)

the estimated storage capacity of the new facility in MCF minus necessary reserves that must be kept in storage;

(3)

the estimated actual storage in MCF of the volume that will be available for usage at the beginning of each heating season (this figure should not include necessary reserves of gas); and

(4)

the maximum single-day withdrawal capacity of the proposed facility.

B.

The name and geographic location of all new liquefied natural gas storage facilities or additions to existing facilities. For each facility include:

(1)

the anticipated year and month the facility will be ready for operation;

(2)

the estimated storage capacity in equivalent MCF of natural gas of the new facility minus reserves that must be kept in storage;

(3)

the estimated actual storage in equivalent MCF of natural gas that will be available at the beginning of each heating season when the facility is in operation; and

(4)

the maximum single-day withdrawal capacity of the proposed facility.

C.

The name and geographic location of all new substitute natural gas facilities or additions to existing facilities. For each facility include:

(1)

the type of fuel which will be converted to substitute natural gas;

(2)

the month and year in which the plant is predicted to begin operation;

(3)

the storage capability of the facility in equivalent MCF of substitute natural gas;

(4)

the estimated actual storage in equivalent MCF of substitute natural gas that will be available for use at the beginning of each heating season when plant begins operation; and

(5)

the maximum daily volume of substitute natural gas that can be produced by the facility and injected into the utility's system.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 216C.10

History:

L 1987 c 312 art 1 s 9

Published Electronically:

January 19, 2005