Sabal Trail Is...
Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (“Sabal Trail”), a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners, NextEra Energy, Inc. and Duke Energy, is a 517-mile interstate natural gas pipeline providing transportation services for power generation needs to Florida Power and Light ("FPL") and Duke Energy of Florida ("DEF").
The Sabal Trail underground pipeline brings additional affordable, clean natural gas supplies to Florida, while increasing the reliability of the region’s energy delivery system and positively impacting the economy in the Southeast region of the United States, specifically Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Sabal Trail is capable of transporting over 1 billion cubic feet per day or more of natural gas to serve local distribution companies, industrial users and natural gas-fired power generators in the Southeast markets.
Sabal Trail's Phase I facilities were placed into full commercial service on July 3, 2017. The full Phase I capacity of the Sabal Trail pipeline is 830,000 Dth/day over nearly 517 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline. The Sabal Trail pipeline route encompasses four counties in Alabama, nine counties in Georgia and 13 counties in Florida.
Specifically, Sabal Trail is comprised of 496 miles of 36-inch diameter and 21 miles of 24-inch diameter pipeline.
Sabal Trail includes:
- Roughly 86.4 of those miles are located in Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee and Russell Counties in Alabama.
- Roughly 162.2 of those miles are located in Georgia. The pipeline affects nine counties in Georgia, including Stewart, Webster, Lee, Dougherty, Mitchell, Colquitt, Lowndes and Brooks Counties.
- Roughly 268.4 miles, 247 miles of 36-inch diameter and 21 miles of 24-inch diameter, of those miles are located in Florida. The pipeline affects 12 counties in Florida, including Alachua, Hamilton, Suwannee, Gilchrist, Levy, Marion, Sumter, Lake, Polk, Osceola, Orange and Citrus Counties.
- Approximately 494 miles of 36-inch diameter mainline natural gas pipeline that originates in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, near Transco milepost 944, and ends at an interconnection with Florida Southeast Connection's project in Osceola County, Florida.
- Approximately 13 miles of 36-inch diameter natural gas pipeline extending from the Reunion compressor station in Osceola County, Florida, to Florida Gas Transmission's existing natural gas pipeline in Orange County, Florida.
- Approximately 21 miles of 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline in Marion and Citrus Counties, Florida, to a new electric generation plant by Duke Energy Florida, Inc.
- Five new compressor stations in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Dougherty County, Georgia, and Suwannee, Marion and Osceola Counties in Florida. The Dougherty County and Marion County locations will be constructed starting in 2019 with an in-service date in 2020.
- Six new meter stations.