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Canadian Mainline Winter 2017/2018 Open Season for STFT and ST-SN

January 16, 2018

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 2017/2018 term. TransCanada will accept bids for service that have a Next Day start and end March 31, 2018. Bid floors are shown in the Short Term Capacity: Winter Bid Floors.

Additionally, TransCanada is offering STFT service for Next Day start and ending January 31, 2018 (Next Day - January 31, 2018) with either a Chippawa or Niagara Falls receipt point. See Table 4 below for details. Bids must be recieved no later than 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) each business day.

TransCanada is also offering STFT with a minimum 7 day term for the rest of January 2018. See Table 5 below for details. Bids must be recieved no later than 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) each business day.

Please note that on December 19, 2017 the NEB issued Order TGI-003-2017, approving TransCanada's 2018 Mainline Interim Tolls and Abandonment Surcharges for January 1st 2018.

Table 1: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – Next Day - March 31, 2018(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, 2018 (GJ/d)

Empress(2)(3) to (Domestic)

 
South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA)

8,103

Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA)

8,103

Western Delivery Area (WDA)

8,103

Northern Delivery Area (NDA)

8,103

Union ECDA

8,103

Enbridge CDA

8,103

Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(4)

8,103

Eastern Delivery Area (GMi EDA)

8,103

Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

8,103

 

 

Empress(2)(3) to (Export)

 
Emerson 1

8,103

Emerson 2

8,103

Kirkwall

8,103

Cornwall

8,103

Iroquois

8,103

Napierville

8,103

Philipsburg

0

East Hereford

0

 

 

Table 2: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – Next Day - March 31, 2018(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, 2018 (GJ/d)

   

Dawn to

 
Kirkwall

40,317

   

Parkway to

 

Union ECDA

339,000

Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

140,362

Points East of Parkway Maple Corridor

0

Sault Ste. Marie to

 

Union SSMDA

0

   

Kirkwall to

 

Union CDA "Amended"

21,263

Union SWDA

140,362

 

Table 3: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) – Next Day - March 31, 2018(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, 2018 (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

Next Day - January 31, 2018

(GJ/d)

Niagara or Chippawa receipt to

 
Kirkwall

34,621

Union SWDA

34,621

Union Parkway Belt 34,621

 

Table 5: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d)
Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity Bid Floors.

   

Posted System Segments for STFT

Rest of January (7 Day Minimum Term)

(GJ/d)

Empress(2)(3) to

 
Chippawa

8,103

Cornwall

8,103

Enbridge CDA 8,103
Enbridge EDA 8,103
GMIT EDA 8,103
Iroquois 8,103
Napierville 8,103
Niagara Falls 8,103

1TransCanada 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 and Table 5.

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, 2018 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

Reena Mistry
Phone: 1.416.869.2159
Email: reena_mistry@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.