Entergy signs agreement to supply power to Sempra LNG plant

By Special to the American Press

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana on Tuesday said it has signed a commercial and contractual agreement with Sempra Energy’s Cameron

LNG unit to supply up to 200 megawatts of extra power to the proposed gas liquefaction project in Cameron Parish.

Sempra announced plans in 2012 to build a natural gas export facility at the site of its existing Cameron LNG terminal in

Hackberry. Entergy provides electrical services to the existing terminal.

The 30-year power contract between

Entergy Gulf States Louisiana and Cameron LNG has a 10-year initial term

and automatic

renewals for four successive five-year terms. Entergy plans to

upgrade its transmission system to meet the increased demand

the liquefaction facility will generate, officials said.

Construction on the $7 billion

liquefaction project is expected to start in 2014. The first train is

expected to begin operations

in 2017 and all three trains in 2018.