TGP Innovates New Way for New England Electric Plants to Buy Gas

innovationIn an attempt to make it easier for natural gas-fired electric generating plants to buy gas only when they actually need it, Kinder Morgan’s Tennessee Gas Pipeline has just launched a new service called PowerServe(TM). The new service is specifically targeted to electric plants in New England. Traditionally, electric generating plants have shied away from signing long-term contracts for natural gas because of the peaks and valleys in power generation. During the dead of winter, they need a lot of natural gas. In the summer, they don’t need nearly as much. TGP’s new PowerServe service is meant to give them a way to grab only what they need, when they need it. Part of the PowerServe service will be tied to a pipeline not yet built–TGP’s Northeast Energy Direct pipeline that will cross parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire…

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