- Natural Gas Infrastructure Negotiations
Our team was signed to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for the construction of natural gas infrastructure to serve a new gas-fired 56-megawatt generating facility in Stillwater, Oklahoma. All suitable natural gas pipelines companies within a 50-mile radius of Stillwater received the RFP. Each proposal submitted by responding pipelines was carefully analyzed by our team, and interviews were conducted to clarify the respondent’s terms and conditions.
We assisted in negotiating long-term transportation service agreements with both the gas distribution company, Oklahoma Natural Gas, and the intrastate gas pipeline company, CenterPoint Energy. We reviewed each entity’s construction plans and monitored the progress of construction against the construction schedule.
The power station is used to balance wind and solar generation in Oklahoma as well as provide peaking power. The plant is designed to go from startup to full load within 10 minutes. To have natural gas supplies available within this short time frame, Burns & McDonnell guided SUA through negotiations with CenterPoint for a “no notice” gas supply service that enables quick response to requests to generate without the hassle of coordinating gas supplies on short notice.
- Issue of RFP
- Assessment of proposals
- Pipeline negotiations
- Burns & McDonnell-designed plant
- 56 megawatts of generating capacity
- 3 Wartsila 50SG reciprocating engines