Lynn Good, Chairman and CEO of Duke Energy, says that the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) will be completed “in late 2021 with full-in service in the first half of 2022,” according to a transcript of the company’s third quarter earnings conference call with investment analysts on November 8. Continuing, Ms. Good said:
We believe this pipeline remains the best option to meet our customers’ needs. We remain committed to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the significant benefits that will bring to our customers and our region. It will provide much needed natural gas to an underserved area of the Southeast and will allow us to retire pulling in it and replace them with cleaner burning natural gas fired plants to help meet our carbon reduction targets. In addition, it supports critical resiliency need for some of the country’s most important military output.