Southern Company Services intervenes in Sabal Trail at FERC

A subsidiary of Southern Company, parent of Alabama Power, Georgia Power, and Gulf Power (Florida) has filed a motion to intervene in FERC docket CP15-17 for Sabal Trail Transmission’s pipeline:

Southern Company “SCS is a current customer of Transco, and the operations of Sabal Trail will traverse the Alabama, Florida and Georgia service territories of SCS’s operating affiliates.”

Filed with FERC 17 December 2014 as Accession Number: 20141217-5122,

Submission Description: (doc-less) Motion to Intervene of Southern Company Services, Inc. under CP15-17-000.

Submission Date: 12/17/2014 1:55:47 PM

Filed Date: 12/17/2014 1:55:47 PM

Dockets
CP15-17-000 Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC submits its Abbreviated Application for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Related Authorizations for the Sabal Trail Project – Volumes I, III, and IV.

Filing Party/Contacts: Filing Party, Signer (Representative), Other Contact (Principal)
Southern Company Services, Inc. Scott B. Grover of Balch & Bingham LLP, Birmingham sgrover@balch.com

Basis for Intervening:

On November 21, 2014, Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (“Sabal Trail”) submitted an application under Sections 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 717f(c), and Parts 157 and 284 of the regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 18 C.F.R. Parts 157 and 284, for certain certificates and authorizations relating to its operation of a natural gas pipeline system in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, the offering by it of open-access firm and interruptible interstate natural gas transportation services, and its acquisition by lease of capacity from Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC.

Southern Company Services, Inc., serves as agent for Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Mississippi Power Company and Southern Power Company (collectively, “SCS”). Through the above-named public utility subsidiaries, SCS produces, transmits, distributes and sells electricity. Together the companies function as a single, vertically integrated public utility system, serving the electricity needs of more than 4.4 million retail customers in the Southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, as well as wholesale customers throughout the Southeast and elsewhere. The respective public utility subsidiaries of SCS presently own and operate more than 42,000 MW of electric generation capacity at various locations throughout the Southeast, a substantial portion of which is gas-fired.

Southern Company Territory SCS is a current customer of Transco, and the operations of Sabal Trail will traverse the Alabama, Florida and Georgia service territories of SCS’s operating affiliates. Accordingly, SCS will be directly affected by the outcome of this proceeding. Other parties to this proceeding cannot adequately represent this interest, and the participation in this proceeding by SCS will not prejudice the rights of any party. SCS is an interested party within the Natural Gas Act and the Commission’s regulations, and its intervention in this proceeding will be in the public interest.

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