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Canadian Mainline Winter 2016/2017 Open Season for STFT and ST-SN

February 23, 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 Winter 2016/2017 term. TransCanada will accept bids for service that have a Next Day start and end March 31, 2017. Bid floors are shown in the Short Term Capacity: Winter Bid Floors.

Table 1: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – Next Day - March 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

Next Day - March 31, 2017 (GJ/d)

Empress(2) to (Domestic)(3)

South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA)

1,163,930

Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA)

1,163,930

Western Delivery Area (WDA)

1,049,685

Northern Delivery Area (NDA)

1,049,685

Union ECDA

1,049,685

Enbridge CDA

480,434

Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(4)

361,852

Eastern Delivery Area (GMi EDA)

106,000

Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

191,011

Empress(2) to (Export)(3)

Emerson 1

147,783

Emerson 2

1,163,930

Kirkwall

191,011

Niagara

191,011

Chippawa

191,011

Cornwall

40,140

Iroquois

361,852

Napierville

31,586

Philipsburg

3,211

East Hereford

10,551

 


Table 2: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – Next Day - March 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

Next Day - March 31, 2017 (GJ/d)

Dawn to

Kirkwall

89,850

Niagara

0

Chippawa

0

Parkway to

 

Union ECDA

166,584

Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

191,011

Points East of Parkway Maple Corridor

0

Sault Ste. Marie to

 

Union SSMDA

0

St. Clair to

Union SWDA

1,697,899

Kirkwall to

 

Union CDA "Amended"

21,263

Union SWDA

94,379

Chippawa

458,087

Niagara

655,584

 

Table 3: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – Next Day - March 31, 2017(1)
Paths not listed in Table 3 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 ST-SN

Next Day - March 31, 2017 (GJ/d)

ST-SN Metering Capacity (Subject to Segment Capacity)

Goreway CDA

51,250

Victoria Square #2 CDA

43,750

Thorold CDA

63,000

Schomberg #2 CDA

13,596

Table 4: 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 receipt to

 
Kirkwall

 

Union SWDA

 

TransCanada is not accepting bids from export points unless otherwise listed in the tables above.
2 Shippers 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.
3 Bayhurst 1, Herbert, Liebenthal, Richmound, Shackleton, Steelman, Suffield 2, and Welwyn are also valid receipt points for the delivery points listed in Table 1.

4 Capacity available to Enbridge EDA, Union EDA, KPUC only.

 

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:
    • Table 1 - 3; Next Day start to March 31, 2017 only. 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 other STFT bids.
    • If an STFT bid is conditional on other STFT bids, if any STFT bid requires a reduction to the maximum daily quantity, the maximum daily quantity for the other STFT bids 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.

How To Bid

Service applicants must submit a binding Short Term Firm 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 or would like to obtain a bid form in this Short Term Firm Open Season, 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

Lisa DeAbreu
Phone: 1.416.869.2171
Email: lisa_deabreu@transcanada.com

 

Appendix

LINKS to Additional Information:

 

 

and must be received by 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) each business day.

 


GST/HST 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:

  • A Declaration cannot be applied retroactively.
  • A separate STFT GST/HST Declaration form must be used for each Exhibit "A" (STFT Bid form)
  • If a Shipper zero-rates their nomination but does not execute a Declaration for the STFT 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.

Electronic STFT Bid Form:

  • The Electronic STFT Bid Form will require you to select Yes or No for GST/HST applicable export points. If Yes is selected, the Declaration form will automatically be filled in for you and must be executed and attached to your bid.

Please refer to the following website for additional information on GST/HST regulations and rebates:
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/gnrl/txbl/trnsprttn/menu-eng.html.

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