Critical Notice of Sabal Trail Hildreth Compressor outage 2018-01-24

Why are you having an outage at your Hildreth Compressor Station in Suwannee County, Florida, Sabal Trail? And are there continuing stink leaks at your site without a compressor at Dunnellon, Florida in Marion County? Meanwhile, you’re still shipping nothing. For that $3 or $4 billion, much more electricity from solar power could be online right now in Florida, shutting down gas power plants instead of building them.

Hildreth Compressor Station,
Photo: by anonymous, of Sabal Trail Hildreth Compressor Station site, 2016-12-12.

Thanks to eagle-eye WWALS member Janet Barrow for spotting in Sabal Trail’s Critical Notices, one posted yesterday:

TSP: 930373670
TSP Name: Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC
Critical Notice Description: Critical notice
Notice Effective Date: 01/24/2018
Notice Effective Time: 11:34:41 AM
Notice End Date: 12/01/2018
Notice End Time: 09:00:00 AM
Notice Identifier: 70904
Notice Status Description: Initiate
Notice Type: Capacity Constraint
Posting Date: 01/24/2018
Posting Time: 11:34:41 AM
Prior Notice Identifier:
Required Response
Indicator Description:
No response required
Response Date:
Response Time:
Subject: Sabal Trail Planned Outage

Image: Sabal Trail alignment map for Hildreth Compressor Station, courtesy Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).

Notice Text:

Listed below is a partial schedule for major outages that will affect capacity or that impact major receipt/delivery areas on the Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (STT) system for the 2018 outage season. This schedule is not a complete list of all outages that will occur during the 2018 outage season. Due to unforeseen delays or scheduling conflicts, the dates below are subject to change. As STT continues to plan for the 2018 outage season, updates to the list below will be posted at the earliest known date.

Hildreth Compressor Station Outage: February 5—9, 2018:
Beginning on Gas Day February 5 and continuing through Gas Day February 9, 2018, STT’s capacity will be limited to approximately
(i) 702,000 Dth /d through the Alexander City Compressor Station,
(ii) 699,000 Dth /d through the Hildreth Compressor Station and
(iii) 696,000 Dth /d through the Reunion Compressor Station.

Please call your Operations Account Representative should you have any questions.

That’s the same Hildreth Compressor Station about which the Suwannee BOCC passed a resolution November 17, 2015, saying in part,

WHEREAS, the citizenry has raised concerns/that the shift in location to the secondary option site has brought the compression station location and its recurring noise and potential environmental, health and safety impacts in closer proximity to a more densely populated rural residential area; and

WHEREAS, the Board recognizes the increased net change in potentially affected residential properties and desires to express the concerns of its citizenry to Sabal Tail Transmission LLC.

This supposedly safe compressor station now has an outage scheduled for February. I wonder how that will affect noise, environment, health, and safety?

I wonder if Sabal Trail’s Andrea Grover would say, like she did about the Dunnellon stink leaks, “this was a new system and they are still learning”?

All, STT Nominated Capacity

Well, they’ve learned how to ship zero gas.

All, STT Nominated Capacity

Recent, STT Nominated Capacity
Recent, STT Nominated Capacity

This month, STT Nominated Capacity
This month, STT Nominated Capacity

Here’s something FERC could learn: stop rubberstamping pipelines, shut down Sabal Fail, and get on with solar power for the Sunshine State and everywhere else.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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