UGI Energy Services owns and operates the Sunbury Pipeline which brings low-cost Marcellus natural gas to growing markets in central Pennsylvania. The pipeline went in-service in early 2017. The Sunbury Pipeline is a federally regulated, 35-mile, 20-inch pipeline with related facilities located in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour, and Lycoming Counties, Pennsylvania. The Project interconnects with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company (“Transco”) and the MARC I Pipeline (“MARC I”) in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, and extends to Hummel Station in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. It also interconnects with the local natural gas distribution facilities of UGI Central Penn Gas (“UGI CPG”) in Northumberland County and has an initial design capacity of 200,000 dekatherms per day (“Dth/d”). During construction, the pipeline created approximately 500 jobs.
The pipeline serves Hummel Station, a natural gas-fueled power plant which was constructed in 2018 at the existing site of the coal-fired Sunbury Generation facility near Shamokin Dam in Snyder County. The power plant was developed and built by Panda Power Funds and Sunbury Generation LP and is now under the ownership of LS Power Equity Advisors. At 1,124 MW, the Hummel Station is one of the largest coal-to-natural gas repowering projects in the country. The ~1 billion-dollar project uses approximately 180,000 Dth/d of natural gas and generate enough electricity to power one million homes, while releasing fewer NOx emissions, and virtually no sulfur dioxide, mercury or particulate pollution.
The project…will generate enough electricity to power one million homes, while releasing fewer NOx emissions, and virtually no sulfur dioxide, mercury or particulate pollution.
The Sunbury Pipeline also interconnects and serve UGI CPG Utility. It will enhance the supply security of their central Pennsylvania distribution operations, enhance their capability of serving new customers and provide potential access to new supply sources.