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Sabal Trail Transmission

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners, LP, NextEra Energy, Inc., and Duke Energy Corporation, is an interstate natural gas pipeline project that will able to transport over 1 billion cubic feet (per day) of natural gas over nearly 515 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline through Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

The Sabal Trail project will provide firm natural gas transportation to Florida Power & Light Company (“FPL”) for their power generation needs and Duke Energy Florida (“DEF”) for their proposed natural gas plant in Citrus County, Florida by June 2017.

This new pipeline infrastructure will also benefit the Southeast region of the United States by making available additional supplies and new energy infrastructure to support other regional power generators and the growing demand for clean-burning natural gas.

The Sabal Trail underground pipeline will deliver affordable, clean natural gas supplies while increasing the reliability of the region’s energy delivery system and positively impacting the economy in the Southeast region of the United States.

Map of Sabal Trail Transmission Project
  •   Sabal Trail Transmission
  •   Texas Eastern Transmission
  •   Southeast Supply Header
  •   Gulfstream
  •   Transco
  •   New Station
  •   Hub
  •   City
  • Project Status

  • Evaluation
  • Signed Agreements
  • Regulatory Review
  • Regulatory Approval
  • Under Construction
  • In-Service
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Duke Energy Florida, LLC

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) exclusively authorizes the construction of new interstate natural gas facilities. FERC is also the lead federal agency responsible for conducting environmental reviews of interstate natural gas projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

On November 21, 2014, Sabal Trail filed an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity with FERC to construct and operate the project and was assigned docket number CP15-17-000. Prior to filing the formal application, Sabal Trail participated in FERC’s pre-file process and held nearly 50 public meetings with landowners, public officials, government agencies and community members to provide information and gather input on the Sabal Trail project. In addition, FERC held 13 scoping meetings in order to gather input about the project from the public and other interested stakeholders.

A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was issued by FERC on September 4, 2015, and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was issued on December 18, 2015. Both the DEIS and FEIS evaluated and described how the Sabal Trail project affects the environment including impacts to local communities. The DEIS and FEIS incorporated FERC’s analysis of the Project and feedback and comments received from commenters and other state and federal agencies who are participating in the review of the Project. The DEIS and FEIS also contain FERC’s recommendations on ways that potential impacts can be reduced or mitigated.

On February 2, 2016, FERC issued the Sabal Trail project a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity under docket number CP15-17-000. The FERC Certificate is the final approval for the overall environmental determination and need of the project according to the National Environmental Policy Act.

You may visit FERC’s website and the docket number to follow the Sabal Trail Project or visit Sabal Trail's website.

Construction is planned to commence in May 2016 and be placed in service by June 2017.

 

  • Filed FERC application in November 2014
  • Received FERC certificate in February 2016
  • Commence construction in first half of 2016
  • In-service June 2017
  • Construction of approximately 481 miles of 36-inch-diameter mainline natural gas pipeline that originates in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and ends at an interconnection with Florida Southeast Connection’s proposed project in Osceola County, Florida
  • Construction of approximately 13 miles of 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline extending from a proposed compressor station in Osceola County, Florida to Florida Gas Transmission’s existing natural gas pipeline in Orange County, Florida
  • Construction of approximately 21 miles of 24-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Marion and Citrus Counties, Florida
  • Construction of five new compressor stations in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Dougherty County, Georgia, and Suwannee,  Marion, and Osceola Counties in Florida
  • Construction of six new meter stations

A unique feature of this pipeline system will be to utilize or parallel a variety of existing utility corridors (including expanding existing pipeline systems in Alabama and Florida), significantly reducing overall impacts of construction and operation.

We anticipate placing the Sabal Trail Project fully into service in June 2017.

For landowner information and inquiries about how this may involve your property, please contact our right of way team at 1-888-596-7732 or visit the Sabal Trail website.

For other general project information, please contact 1-888-215-6683.

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