Posted By: signalweb | Mon, 03/04/2013 - 03:57 | 0
A Gas Island is a small, remote gas pipeline network not connected to a transmission line. The network connects several large businesses or institutions.
Vermont Gas Systems (VGS, an LDC) chose NG Advantage to supply the country's first Gas Island. Their Gas Island consists of a local distribution network constructed by VGS which, since it has no connection to a transmission pipe, is provided with gas at a single point by NG Advantage. VGS relies on NG Advantage’s demonstrated safety and reliability for service to its customers.
Depending on local and state regulations, a Gas Island can be built by the LDC, an economic development corporation, a governmental unit or a developer. The network can connect as many entities as the owner chooses. From NG Advantage's perspective, the Gas Island is comparable to a huge factory behind the connection.
The LDC, developer or governmental entity can "own" the customers and bill them or NG Advantage can do that for them or in its own name.
When and if a traditional pipeline arrives, NG Advantage will take its equipment and move it to another customer's site.