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Canadian Mainline Summer 2017 Open Season For STFT and ST-SN

September 20, 2017

TransCanada's Canadian Mainline is currently posting Short Term Firm Transportation ("STFT) and Short Term Short Notice ("ST-SN") services in this Short Term Capacity Open Season (the "Open Season") for a Summer 2017 term. TransCanada will be accepting bids for service that have a Next Day start and end October 31, 2017. Bid floors are shown at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors. The capacity available is located in the tables below.

Table 1: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - September Next Day- October 31, 2017(1)

Paths not listed in Table 1 may have capacity available, please contact your Mainline Customer Account Manager. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

September Next Day - Oct. 31, 2017 (GJ/d)

Empress(5) to (Domestic)(4)

 
 South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA)

498,565

 Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA)

498,565

 Western Delivery Area (WDA)

498,565

 Northern Delivery Area (NDA)

498,565

Union ECDA

331,000

Enbridge CDA

498,565

 Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(2)

498,565

 Eastern Delivery Area (GMi EDA)

300,079

 Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

191,011

 

 

Empress(5) to (Export)

 

 Emerson 1

150,348

 Emerson 2

498,565

 Kirkwall

191,011

 Cornwall

50,440

 Iroquois

578,750

 Napierville

85,975

 Philipsburg

 26,490

 East Hereford

0

 

Table 2: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - September Next Day - October 31, 2017(1)

Paths not listed in Table 2 may have capacity available, please contact your Mainline Customer Account Manager. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

September Next Day - Oct. 31, 2017 (GJ/d)

Dawn to

 

 Kirkwall

12,365

 

 

Parkway to

 
 Union ECDA

331,000

 Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

94,379

 Points East of Parkway Maple Corridor

331,000

 

 

Sault Ste. Marie to

 

 Union SSMDA

35,022

   

St. Clair to

 
 Union SWDA

1,750,020

Kirkwall to

 

 Union CDA Amended

21,263

 Union SWDA

 94,379

 

Table 3: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - September Next Day - October 31, 2017(1)
The System Segments listed below with a receipt point of Emerson 2 are limited as a result of physical receipt capability. Paths not listed in Table 3 may have capacity available, please contact your Mainline Customer Account Manager.

Posted System Segments for STFT

September Next Day - Oct. 31, 2017 (GJ/d)

Emerson 2

 
 Points Downstream (3)

215,614

 

 

Table 4: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - September Next Day - October 31, 2017(1)
Paths not listed in Table 4 may have capacity available, please contact your Mainline Customer Account Manager. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

September Next Day - Oct. 31, 2017 (GJ/d)

ST-SN Metering Capacity (Subject to Segment Capacity)

 

Empress to

 
 Goreway CDA

51,250

 Victoria Square #2 CDA

43,750

 Thorold CDA

63,000

 Schomberg CDA

13,596

 

Table 5: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d)

Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

 

Posted System Segments for STFT

(GJ/d)

 Niagara or Chippawa to

 
 Kirkwall

 

 Union Parkway Belt

 

 Iroquois

 

Enbridge CDA

 

Union SWDA

 

 

 

1 TransCanada is not accepting bids from export points unless otherwise listed in the tables above.
2 Capacity available to Enbridge EDA, Union EDA,  and KPUC only.
Delivery capacity subject to downstream capacity as noted in Table 1. 
4Bayhurst 1, Herbert, Liebenthal, Richmound, Shackleton, Steelman, Success, Suffield 2, and Welwyn are also valid receipt points for the delivery points listed in Table 1.

5Shippers and prospective shippers should be aware that TransCanada has posted firm capacity from Empress that may be in excess of the upstream delivery capacity on Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL). It is the responsibility of shippers to ensure upstream capacity is available. 

 

Open Season & Bidding Procedure Highlights

 

  • Bids must be received by TransCanada no later than 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) each business day.
  • Term: Next Day start to October 31, 2017. No partial period bids will be accepted.
  • System Segment Capacity:
    • Some posted segments share common capacity.  A successful bid on one system segment may reduce the capacity on another system segment.
    • Any bids that pertain to common capacity will be evaluated together for allocation purposes.
    • Each capacity segment requested must be on an individual bid form
  • Conditional Bidding: STFT bids can be conditioned on another STFT bid
    • If an STFT bid is conditional on other STFT bids, and any of these STFT bids require a reduction to the maximum daily quantity, the maximum daily quantity for the other STFT bid will be reduced by the same percentage.
    • Please submit each set of conditional bids in a separate fax, to provide clarity on which bids are related.
  • Minimum Acceptable Quantity: May be specified by bidder in the event that prorating capacity is necessary
  • There are no Diversions, Alternate Receipt Points, or Renewal Rights with any STFT service
  • Transportation sales in the Daily Existing Capacity Open Season will affect the available capacity in this STFT Open Season
  •  Please note that the STFT bid floor percentage is applied only to the applicable Daily Demand Toll for FT service and not applied to abandonment surcharge or pressure charge.

How to Bid

Service applicants must submit a binding Short Term Transportation Contract, Exhibit "A" Addendum, Paper Version or Electronic Version, to TransCanada's Mainline Contracting Department by email at mainline_contracting@transcanada.com or by fax at 1.403.920.2343 and must be received by 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) each business day.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact your Mainline Customer Account Manager.

Calgary

Gordon Betts
Phone: 1.403.920.6834
Email: gordon_betts@transcanada.com

Michael Mazier
Phone: 1.403.920.2651
Email: mike_mazier@transcanada.com

Toronto

Amelia Cheung
Phone: 1.416.869.2115
Email: amelia_cheung@transcanada.com

Reena Mistry
Phone: 1.416.869.2159
Email: reena_mistry@transcanada.com

 

Appendix

LINKS to Additional Information:

 

GST Procedures for STFT – FOR EXPORT POINTS ONLY

 

TransCanada is required to charge the Goods and Services Tax (GST) or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), whichever is applicable, on transportation of gas that is consumed in Canada.  The GST is set at 5% while HST is set at 13% in Ontario.

Shippers may provide a Declaration which notifies TransCanada that the Shipper's STFT contract is intended to serve an export market and should be charged 0% GST or 0% HST, on any Unutilized Demand Charges (UDC).

The Declaration Form is available at the following link:

STFT GST/HST Declaration

Shippers may also zero-rate GST or HST on the associated transportation demand, commodity and pressure charges by making a Declaration on the nomination line in NrG Highway.

Please note:

  • Declarations may only take effect on the first day of a month.
  • A Declaration cannot be applied retroactively.
  • A Declaration supersedes previous Contract Declarations.
  • A single Declaration form is used for all of a shipper's firm export contracts eligible for zero-rating of UDC.
  • If a Shipper zero-rates their nomination but does not execute a Declaration the Shipper will be charged 0% GST or 0% HST on their nomination but all associated UDCs will be charged the current applicable GST or HST rate.

Please refer to the following website for additional information on GST/HST regulations and rebates.
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gsthst/

For more information on TransCanada's GST/HST practices, contact Mainline_Contracting@transcanada.com.