Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

AGIA Alaska Gasline Inducement Act
Alaska Pipeline Project A proposed natural gas pipeline extending from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to either Alberta or Valdez, Alaska
Alberta System A natural gas transmission system in Alberta
American Natural Resources (ANR) A natural gas transmission system extending from producing fields located primarily in Texas, Oklahoma, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to markets located primarily in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana, and regulated underground natural gas storage facilities in Michigan
ANR Pipeline ANR Pipeline Company
APG Aboriginal Pipeline Group
ATWACC After-tax weighted average cost of capital
AUC Alberta Utilities Commission
B.C. British Columbia
Bbl/d Barrel(s) per day
Bcf Billion cubic feet
Bcf/d Billion cubic feet per day
Bear Creek A natural gas-fired cogeneration plant near Grande Prairie, Alberta
Bécancour A natural gas-fired cogeneration plant near Trois-Rivières, Québec
Bison A pipeline under construction extending from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to Northern Border in North Dakota
BPC BPC Generation Infrastructure Trust
Broadwater A proposed offshore LNG project in Long Island Sound, New York
Bruce A A partnership interest in the nuclear power generation facilities of Bruce Power A L.P.
Bruce B A partnership interest in the nuclear power generation facilities of Bruce Power L.P.
Bruce Power Bruce A and Bruce B, collectively
Calpine Calpine Corporation
Canadian Mainline A natural gas transmission system extending from the Alberta/Saskatchewan border east into Québec
Cancarb A waste-heat fuelled power plant at the Cancarb thermal carbon black facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta
Carseland A natural gas-fired cogeneration plant located near Carseland, Alberta
Cartier Wind Five wind farms in Gaspé, Québec, three of which are operational and two are under construction
Chinook A proposed power transmission line project that will originate in Montana and terminate in Nevada
CICA Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
CNSC Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
CO2 Carbon dioxide
Coolidge A simple-cycle, natural gas-fired peaking power generation station under construction in Coolidge, Arizona
CrossAlta An underground natural gas storage facility near Crossfield, Alberta
DB Plans Defined benefit plans
DRP Dividend Reinvestment and Share Purchase Plan
EBIT Earnings before interest and taxes
EBITDA Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
Edson A natural gas storage facility near Edson, Alberta
EIC Emerging Issues Committee
FASB Financial Accounting Standards Board
FCM Forward Capacity Market
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (U.S.)
Foothills A natural gas transmission system extending from central Alberta to the B.C./U.S. border and to the Saskatchewan/U.S. border
GAAP Generally accepted accounting principles
Gas Pacifico A natural gas transmission system extending from Loma de la Lata, Argentina to Concepción, Chile
GHG Greenhouse gas
Grandview A natural gas-fired cogeneration plant near Saint John, New Brunswick
Great Lakes A natural gas transmission system that connects to the Canadian Mainline and serves markets in Eastern Canada and the northeastern and midwestern U.S.
Gas Transmission Northwest (GTN) A natural gas transmission system extending from the B.C./Idaho border to the Oregon/California border, traversing Idaho, Washington and Oregon
GTNC Gas Transmission Northwest Company
Guadalajara A natural gas pipeline under construction in Mexico extending from Manzanillo, Colima to Guadalajara, Jalisco
GWh Gigawatt hours
Halton Hills A natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant under construction near Toronto, Ontario
HS&E Health, Safety and Environment
IASB International Accounting Standards Board
IESO Independent Electricity System Operator
IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards
INNERGY An industrial natural gas marketing company based in Concepción, Chile
Iroquois A natural gas transmission system that connects with the Canadian Mainline near Waddington, New York, and delivers natural gas to the northeastern U.S.
Irving Irving Oil Limited
ISO International Organization for Standardization
Keystone A pipeline under construction that will transport crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta, to U.S. markets at Wood River and Patoka in Illinois, and to Cushing, Oklahoma
Kibby Wind A wind power project located in Kibby and Skinner Townships in northwestern Franklin County, Maine
km Kilometre(s)
LIBOR London Interbank Offered Rate
LNG Liquefied natural gas
MacKay River A natural gas-fired cogeneration plant located near Fort McMurray, Alberta
MD&A Management's Discussion and Analysis
Mackenzie Gas Pipeline (MGP) Project A proposed natural gas pipeline extending from a point near Inuvik, Northwest Territories to the northern border of Alberta
mmcf/d Million cubic feet per day
Moody's Moody's Investors Service
MOP Maximum operating pressure
MW Megawatt(s)
MWh Megawatt hours
NEB National Energy Board of Canada
NGTL NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.
North Baja A natural gas transmission system extending from Arizona to the Baja California, Mexico/California border
Northern Border A natural gas transmission system extending from a point near Monchy, Saskatchewan to the U.S. Midwest
NYISO New York Independent System Operator
Oakville A proposed natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant in Oakville, Ontario
OM&A Operating, maintenance and administration
OMERS Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System
OPA Ontario Power Authority
Ocean State Power (OSP) A natural gas-fired, combined-cycle plant in Burrillville, Rhode Island
Palomar A proposed pipeline extending from GTN to the Columbia River northwest of Portland
PipeLines LP TC PipeLines, LP
Portland A natural gas transmission system extending from a point near East Hereford, Québec to the northeastern U.S.
Portlands Energy A natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant in Toronto, Ontario
PPA Power purchase arrangement
PWU Power Workers' Union Trust
Ravenswood A natural gas- and oil-fired generating facility consisting of multiple units employing steam turbine, combined-cycle and combustion turbine technology located in Queens, New York
Redwater A natural gas-fired cogeneration plant located near Redwater, Alberta
RGGI Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
ROE Rate of return on common equity
S&P Standard and Poor's
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission (U.S.)
SEP Society of Energy Professionals Trust
Sheerness A coal-fired power generating facility located near Hanna, Alberta
Sundance A A coal-fired power generating facility located near Wabamun, Alberta
Sundance B A coal-fired power generating facility located near Wabamun, Alberta
Tamazunchale A natural gas transmission system in Mexico extending from Naranjos, Veracruz to Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi
TC Hydro Hydroelectric generation assets located in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts
TCPL TransCanada PipeLines Limited
TCPL USA TransCanada PipeLine USA Ltd.
TCPM TransCanada Power Marketing Ltd.
Trans Québec & Maritimes (TQM) A natural gas transmission system that connects with the Canadian Mainline and transports natural gas in Québec, from Montreal to the Portland system and to Québec City
TQM Pipeline Trans Québec & Maritimes Pipeline Inc.
TransCanada or the Company TransCanada Corporation
TransGas A natural gas transmission system extending from Mariquita in the central region of Colombia to Cali in the southwest region of Colombia
Tuscarora A natural gas transmission system extending from Malin, Oregon to Wadsworth, Nevada
U.S. United States
VaR Value-at-Risk
Ventures LP Natural gas transmission systems in Alberta that supply natural gas to the oilsands region of northern Alberta and to a petrochemical complex at Joffre, Alberta
WCI Western Climate Initiative
WCSB Western Canada Sedimentary Basin
Zephyr A proposed power transmission line project originating in Wyoming and terminating in Nevada