Canadian Mainline Daily Existing Capacity Open Season For FT, FT-NR, FT-SN
December 1, 2021
TransCanada's Canadian Mainline is currently posting this Open Season for the following firm transportation services: Firm Transportation Service ("FT"), Non-Renewable Firm Transportation Service ("FT-NR") and Short Notice Firm Transportation ("FT-SN").(7) TransCanada is offering service from receipt points specified in Tables 1 through 3. Available capacity may vary for future start dates, capacity is being evaluated and is subject to change, please contact your Marketing Representative for details.
On April 17, 2020, the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) approved the 2021-2026 Mainline Tolls Settlement. Tariff amendments to the applicable Firm Service Toll Schedules regarding the renewal notice provision changing from 24-months to 12-months, as set out in Appendix K, Tab 1.
Existing Capacity available is located in Tables 1 through 3 below. This Open Season has been amended due to the October 31, 2022 expiries and the contracts sales as of December 1, 2021. Please contact your Marketing Representative for more information.
|Posted System Segments||FT Capacity
Starting December 2021(2) (GJ/d)
Empress(3) to (Domestic)(4)
|South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA)||185,323|
|Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA)||185,323|
|Western Delivery Area (WDA)||185,323|
|Northern Delivery Area (NDA)||185,323|
|Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(6)||71,031|
|Eastern Delivery Area (Energir EDA)||0|
|Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)||0|
Empress(3) to (Export)(4)
|Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)||
Niagara Falls / Chippawa to
|Union Parkway Belt||0|
St. Clair to
Posted System Segments
|FT Capacity Starting Next Day (GJ/d)|
|Posted Delivery Points for FT-SN(5)||Capacity Starting Next Day (GJ/d)|
FT-SN Metering Capacity (Subject to Segment Capacity)
|Victoria Square #2 CDA||
|Schomberg #2 CDA||
1TransCanada is not accepting bids for firm service from export points unless otherwise listed in the tables above.
2Earlier start dates may be accommodated. Please contact your Marketing Representative.
3Shippers 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.
4Bayhurst 1, Herbert, Liebenthal, Richmound, Shackleton, Steelman, Suffield 2, and Welwyn are also valid receipt points for the delivery points listed in Table 1.
5May not be available on all paths. Please contact your Marketing Representative if you are interested in bidding on this service. SNB service could be contracted with FT-SN. If you are interested in SNB, please contact your Marketing Representative for more information.
6Capacity available to Enbridge EDA, Union EDA, and KPUC only.
7For services not listed (STS,MFP & EMB) please contact your Marketing Representative.
8The St. Clair - Dawn path is also available with Great Lakes Canada. For Mainline service availability, such as start dates and capacity, please contact your Marketing Representative. Please note that TBO capacity on Great Lakes Pipeline Canada may be required for contracts utilizing the St. Clair to Union SWDA path. TransCanada will seek to procure TBO and notify Service Applicants who have been allocated service that requires capacity on this path.
9Capacity from NBJ to Eastern delivery points varies. Please contact your Marketing Representative.
10FT-NR capacity termination date is October 31, 2022
Open Season & Bidding Procedure Highlights
Service applicants must submit a binding bid via the Paper Version or Electronic Version to TransCanada's Mainline Contracting Department by email at email@example.com by fax at 1.403.920.2343 and must be received by 8:00 a.m. MT (Calgary time) each business day. All bids received each day will be evaluated together for allocation purposes. The Transportation Contract for the service allocated to the Service Applicant shall be incorporated into and by reference made part of the DECOS Bid Form.
If you have any questions, please contact your Marketing Representative.
LINKS to Additional Information:
GST Procedures for FT, FT-SN, FT-NR - 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 FT 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:
FT 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 refer to the following website for additional information on GST/HST regulations and rebates http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gsthst/
For more information on TransCanada's GST/HST practices, contact Mainline_Contracting@tcenergy.com.