Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
The long-term debt of joint ventures is non-recourse to TransCanada, except that TransCanada has provided certain pro-rata guarantees related to the capital lease obligations of Bruce Power. The security provided with respect to the debt of each joint venture is limited to the rights and assets of the joint venture and does not extend to the rights and assets of TransCanada, except to the extent of TransCanada's investment. TQM has two series of bonds which mature in 2014 and 2017, respectively. The bonds are secured by the pledge of a bond and promissory note of certain affiliated entities. All security interests with respect to the TQM bonds terminate on redemption or repayment of the series of bonds maturing in 2014.
Subject to meeting certain requirements, the Bruce Power capital lease agreements provide for a series of renewals commencing January 1, 2019. The first renewal is for a period of one year and each of 12 renewals thereafter is for a period of two years.
The Company's proportionate share of principal repayments for the next five years resulting from maturities and sinking fund obligations of the non-recourse joint venture debt is approximately as follows: 2012 – $15 million; 2013 – $8 million; 2014 – $44 million; 2015 – $7 million; and 2016 – $149 million.
The Company's proportionate share of principal payments for the next five years resulting from the capital lease obligations of Bruce Power is approximately as follows: 2012 – $18 million; 2013 – $20 million; 2014 – $22 million; 2015 – $26 million; and 2016 – $31 million.
In April 2010, Iroquois retired US$200 million of Series I bonds bearing interest at 9.16 per cent and issued US$150 million of bonds maturing in April 2020 and bearing interest at 4.96 per cent.
In September 2010, TQM retired $100 million of 7.53 per cent Series I bonds and $75 million of 3.906 per cent Series J bonds. In July 2010, TQM issued $100 million of bonds maturing in September 2017 and bearing interest at 4.25 per cent.
A one per cent change in interest rates would have the following effect on Net Income assuming all other variables were to remain constant:
Interest Expense of Joint Ventures
The Company's proportionate share of the interest payments by joint ventures was $31 million in 2011 (2010 – $42 million; 2009 – $41 million), net of interest capitalized on construction projects.
The Company's proportionate share of interest payments from the capital lease obligations of Bruce Power was $15 million in 2011 (2010 – $16 million; 2009 – $17 million).