The Florida Southeast Connection (FSC) Pipeline was developed to transport natural gas to serve central and southern Florida. Commencing operations in June 2017, the pipeline serves the growing needs of Floridians by improving the diversity and reliability of the region’s natural gas transportation system.
The underground pipeline interconnects with Florida’s three other major interstate natural gas pipelines via the Central Florida Hub southwest of Orlando. The FSC Pipeline originates in Osceola County and runs 126 miles south and east through parts of Osceola, Polk, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Martin counties. It terminates at the Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Martin Clean Energy Center near Indiantown, Florida, where it connects with the utility’s fuel infrastructure.
At its origin in Osceola County, Florida Southeast Connection interconnects with Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, an interstate natural gas pipeline that originates in Alabama and terminates at the Central Florida Hub. FSC transports natural gas to FPL, which continues to replace older, oil- and coal-fueled power plants with clean, efficient power generation facilities powered by U.S.-produced natural gas.
FSC Pipeline operations followed a comprehensive, nearly three-year review by numerous federal, state and local government agencies to ensure the pipeline route and design complied with strict environmental and other regulatory requirements. This exhaustive review included extensive public outreach and consultation with property owners and public officials along the pipeline route, Native American Tribes and other stakeholders.