PPM Completes Consulting and Infrastructure Solution Project for Woodford Express, LLC
Multifaceted project culminates with energizing 120 MVA high voltage substation in the SCOOP play.
MIDLAND and ARLINGTON, TX – August 26, 2016 – Priority Power Management, LLC (“PPM”), a Texas-based leading independent energy management and consulting services firm, has delivered an end-to-end electric energy solution to Woodford Express, LLC (“WEX”), a subsidiary of Xplorer Midstream LLC (“Xplorer”), for a natural gas processing project in Grady County, Oklahoma (the “Grady Plant”).
WEX’s Grady Plant provides natural gas processing services in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (“SCOOP”) shale play. The design includes 210 million cubic feet per day (“MMcfd”) of natural gas processing capacity from two trains of 60 MMcfd and 150 MMcfd, with accommodations for two additional 200 MMcfd processing trains in the future.
Important considerations in the early planning stages were the availability of sufficient electrical infrastructure to serve the initial and future electrical loads of the Grady Plant, and the cost of receiving electric service – both from an upfront capital expense and ongoing operating expense perspective. PPM developed sophisticated electric rate models to analyze estimated future operating and upfront capital expenses for several build out and operational scenarios, from which a multi-phase plan was conceived. PPM consulted with WEX with respect to the negotiation of agreements for electric service with Public Service Company of Oklahoma (”PSO”), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), to provide electric service to the Grady Plant initially from a 25 kV primary distribution feeder, then ultimately from a new 138 kV transmission line.