Type of Facility: Underground Bedded Salt Storage
Location: Brush, Colorado (Morgan County)
Working Gas Capacity: 32 Bcf (3-4 Bcf sequenced increments)
Maximum Daily Injection: To Be Determined
Maximum Daily Withdrawl: To Be Determined
Planned In-Service Date: Mid 2013
: Xcel/Public Service Company of Colorado, Colorado Interstate Gas, Cheyenne Plains Pipeline
Rate Structure: Market Based Rates
Firm and Interruptible Storage Service
Firm and Interruptible Park and Loan Service
No Notice Storage Service
Interruptible Hourly Balancing
Windy Hill Gas Storage is currently under the process of evaluating the development of a natural gas facility to be located in the City of Brush, Morgan County, Colorado. Windy Hill will be providing high-performance gas storage and hub services by utilizing underground bedded salt caverns and is currently FERC permitted for 6 BCF and EPA permitted for 9 BCF of capacity. In addition, Windy Hill currently controls in excess of 13,000 acres of surface, mineral and water rights.
Drilling activities and limited construction commenced on January 24, 2007. The facility is being developed in multiple phases, bringing on capacity in 3-4 BCF increments for a total of 32 Bcf. It is anticipated that the facility could potentially come online with some capacity, in the summer of 2013 and will have four dual header pipeline interconnections with PSCo/Xcel Energy, Cheyenne Plains Pipeline, and CIG.
On January 30, 2007 Windy Hill Gas Storage filed an application under Section (7) of the Natural Gas Act for an order amending the certificate of public convenience and necessity to authorize Windy Hill to replace its pro forma FERC Tariff with a new pro forma tariff. To view the Windy Hill tariff please click on "Open Season" above.
On May 5, 2010, Windy Hill was granted a three-year extension of time to complete facilities until May 19, 2013 by FERC.