Central Virginia Connector

Central Virginia Connector

Project Resources

FERC Resources

Project Updates

CPG has submitted an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a certificate of public convenience and necessity. This application seeks authorization and approval for the construction of CVC. The application and all associated documentation can be accessed via the FERC Docket Library by referencing Docket Number: CP16-493-000.

Open Houses

Columbia’s Open Houses provided landowners, local officials and other interested parties an opportunity to learn more about the Central Virginia Connector by interacting directly with project team members.

June 15, 2016
Virginia Cooperative Extension Office
1 Woolfolk Ave., Louisa, VA 23093

June 16, 2016
Centerville Fire & Rescue
52 Broad Street Rd., Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Contact Us

For more information about the Central Virginia Connector project, please contact Brittany Carns, Manager, Community Relations and Stakeholder Outreach at (304) 357-2771 or Brittany_Carns@transcanada.com.

General questions or comments may also be submitted toll free to our landowner hotline at (888) 499-3450.

Investing in Central Virginia's Energy Infrastructure

To meet the growing demand for natural gas in the Greater Richmond area, Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG) is proposing the Central Virginia Connector Project (CVC). This creative solution utilizes existing CPG, and other third party natural gas infrastructure to provide an additional 45 million dekatherms per day (MMDth/D) to local homes and businesses in the region.

Project Components

Boswell's Tavern Interconnect: CPG will make piping and valve modifications at its existing Boswell's Tavern Interconnect with another natural gas transmission company to allow for receipt of the additional 45 MMDth/D of supply. The gas will then flow through CPG's existing Line VM-107.

Louisa Compressor Station Enhancements: To allow for the additional gas to flow through Line VM-107, CPG will replace three Solar Saturn units with one Solar Centaur 50 unit at its existing Louisa Compressor Station. Other components at the station will be modernized to increase reliability, flexibility and efficiency.

City of Richmond Point of Delivery: At it’s existing Goochland Compressor Station site, CPG will install a new point of delivery (POD) meter station in Goochland County to allow for the delivery of 45 MMDth/D of additional gas supply to the City of Richmond and surrounding areas.

Columbia proposes to begin construction with tree clearing starting in the Fall/Winter of 2017, and pipeline replacement/installation starting Spring 2018. However, dates are subject to change depending on a variety of factors including receipt of FERC authorization and weather.

Safe by Choice

Operating safely is at the core of everything we value and do. From design to construction to maintenance, we apply stringent industry standards, research-based company policies and regulatory mandates to every aspect of an infrastructure project. Our unwavering commitment to public safety has resulted in the development of one of the safest and most reliable energy transportation networks in the world.