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Canadian Mainline Winter 2014/2015 Open Season for STFT and ST-SN

December 19, 2014

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 rest of Winter service.  TransCanada will accept bids for service that have a Next Day start and end March 31, 2015.  Bid floors are shown in the Short Term Capacity: Winter Bid Floors.

Table 1: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) –  December Next Day - March 31, 2015(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

Dec. Next Day - Mar. 31, 2015 (GJ/d)

Empress(2) to (Domestic)(3)

 
 South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA)

2,299,531

 Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA)

2,299,531

 Western Delivery Area (WDA)

124,286

 Northern Delivery Area (NDA)

124,286

 Union CDA

124,286

 Enbridge CDA

0

 Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(4)

0

 Eastern Delivery Area (GMi EDA)

0

 Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

133,300

 

 

Empress(2) to (Export)(3)

 
 Emerson 1

632,601

 Emerson 2

978,984

 Kirkwall

133,300

 Niagara

133,300

 Chippawa

133,300

 Cornwall

0

 Iroquois

0

 Napierville

0

 Philipsburg

0

 East Hereford

0

 


Table 2: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – December Next Day - March 31, 2015(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

Dec. Next Day - Mar. 31, 2015 (GJ/d)

   

Dawn to

 
 Kirkwall

0

 Niagara

0

 Chippawa

0

   

Parkway to

 

 Union CDA

0

 Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

133,300

 Kirkwall

0

 Points East of Parkway Maple Corridor

0

Sault Ste. Marie to

 

 Union SSMDA

 0

   

St. Clair to

 
 Union SWDA

1,550,428

   

Kirkwall to

 

 Union CDA

0

 Union SWDA

0

 Niagara

655,584

 Chippawa

234,426

 

Table 3: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – December Next Day - March 31, 2015(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

Dec. Next Day - Mar 31, 2015 (GJ/d)

ST-SN Metering Capacity (Subject to Segment Capacity)

 
 Goreway CDA

52,500

 Victoria Square #2 CDA

0

 Thorold CDA

63,750

 Schomberg #2 CDA

15,000

 

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 to

 Union SWDA

 

 Kirkwall

 

1 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.
Bayhurst 1, Grand Coulee, Herbert, Liebenthal, Richmound, Shackleton, Steelman, Success, 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: 
    • Next day start to March 31, 2015 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

 Catherine Young
 Phone: 1.416.869.2159
 Email: catherine_young@transcanada.com

 

Appendix

LINKS to Additional Information:


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.