Liquefaction is energy-intensive; hence the construction of such a facility tends to significantly increase the power load already being served in an area. An array of LNG export projects have been proposed along the ERCOT Gulf Coast, notably Freeport LNG and Cheniere’s Corpus Christi project – both due to export first cargoes in 2018. As the regional power grid operator, ERCOT is wary about project partners eyeing expansions and another six LNG projects seek grid connection in the Brownsville area.
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