A world-class manufacturing plant uses a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) system for peak shaving – in addition to their pipeline natural gas connection – to mitigate high energy costs during times of peak demand.
In mid-December 2018, the interstate pipeline that serves this plant experienced an unplanned disruption and could not supply adequate gas. The plant required an immediate and reliable supply of gas, so they turned to the on-site LNG system that was originally intended for peak shaving. The initial design of this system provided only a few days’ supply, so the plant needed to source additional LNG from Kinetrex Energy, which is 380 miles away in Indianapolis, IN. The plant would rely upon LNG to prevent shutdown for the duration of the pipeline disruption.