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Access Northeast

The Access Northeast Project is designed to advance a customized solution to New England’s electric challenges.

The Access Northeast Project addresses the “last mile” of pipeline capacity necessary to meet the growing natural gas transportation needs of electric generation companies throughout New England on the coldest days of the year when demand for power is greatest.

Algonquin Gas Transmission and the Maritimes & Northeast pipelines directly connect to approximately 60% of ISO-New England’s power plants. Access Northeast will provide critically needed natural gas pipeline capacity and market area storage to ensure the reliability of New England’s power generation fleet during peak demand periods. Access Northeast is the only proposed project in the region focused on electric reliability. 

The Access Northeast Project proposes to upgrade the existing Algonquin system and add regional liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage assets in New England to deliver peak day deliveries, on the coldest winter day, up to 925,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of natural gas, enough for approximately 5,000 MW of electric generation.

Map of Access Northeast Project
  •   Texas Eastern Transmission
  •   Algonquin Gas Transmission
  •   Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline
  •   ISO-NE Gas-fired Generator
  •   New Gas-fired Generator
  •   Market Area Peak Shaving
  •   City
  • Project Status

  • Evaluation
  • Signed Agreements
  • Regulatory Review
  • Regulatory Approval
  • Under Construction
  • In-Service
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