Canadian Mainline Winter 2023/2024 Open Season for STFT and ST-SN

January 25, 2023

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 2023/2024 term. TransCanada will accept bids for service that have a November 1, 2023 start and end March 31, 2024. TransCanada will also accept bids for service that have a Next day start and end March 31, 2023.

TransCanada will be accepting bids in this Open Season until 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) on each business day. Please note, the Mainline Rate Rider is not applicable for STFT. Bid floors are shown at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors. The capacity available is located in the tables below.

Table 1: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d)(1) 

Paths not listed here, in Table 1, may be available in tables 2 - 5, as specified. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

November 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

(GJ/d)

Empress (3) to (Domestic)(2)

 

Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(5)

25,000

Empress(3) to (Export)

 
Cornwall 25,000
Iroquois 25,000

 

Table 2: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d)(1) 

Paths not listed in Table 2 may have capacity available, please contact your Marketing Representative. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

Next Day - Mar 31, 2023

(GJ/d)

Empress (3) to (Domestic)(2)

 

South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA)

126,994

Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA)

126,994

Western Delivery Area (WDA)

126,994

Northern Delivery Area (NDA)

126,994

Union ECDA

126,994

Enbridge CDA

126,994

Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(5)

0

Eastern Delivery Area (Energir EDA)

0

Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

0

 

 

Empress(3) to (Export)

 
Emerson 1 126,994
Emerson 2 126,994
Kirkwall 0
Cornwall 0
Iroquois 0
Napierville 0
Philipsburg 0
East Hereford 0

 

Table 3: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d)(1)

Paths not listed in Table 3 may have capacity available, please contact your Marketing Representative. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

Next Day - Mar 31, 2023

(GJ/d)

Dawn to

 
Kirkwall 13,182

 

 

Parkway to

 
Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA) 0

 

 

Sault Ste. Marie to

 
Union SSMDA 0
   

Kirkwall to

 
Union CDA Amended

79,200

Union SWDA 0
   

Energir EDA to

 
Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(5) 97,000
Iroquois 97,000
Union Parkway Belt 97,000

 

Table 4: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d)(1)

Paths not listed in Table 4 may have capacity available, please contact your Marketing Representative. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

Next Day - Mar 31, 2023

(GJ/d)

ST-SN Metering Capacity (Subject to Segment Capacity)(4)

 

 

Table 5: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d)(1)

Paths not listed in Table 5 may have capacity available, please contact your Marketing Representative. Bid floors can be found at Short Term Capacity: Bid Floors.

Posted System Segments for STFT

Next Day - Mar 31, 2023

(GJ/d)

Niagara Falls / Chippawa to

 
   

Union Parkway Belt

0

 

1 TransCanada is not accepting bids from export points unless otherwise listed in the tables above.
2 Bayhurst 1, Herbert, Richmound, Shackleton, Success, Suffield 2 and Welwyn may also be valid receipt points for the delivery points listed in Table 1 and 2, subject to metering capacity. Please contact your Marketing Representative.
3 Customers and prospective customers 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 customers to ensure upstream capacity is available.

4 Contact your Marketing Representative for available capacity.

5 Capacity available to Enbridge EDA and Union EDA.

 

Open Season & Bidding Procedure Highlights

 

  • Bids must be received by TransCanada no later than 8:00 a.m. MT (Calgary time) each business day 
  • Term for Table 1 Segments: Novemeber 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024
  • Term for Tables 2 - 5 Segments: Next Day to March 31, 2023 
  • 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 another STFT bid
    • If an STFT bid is conditional on other STFT bids, and any of these STFT bids require a reduction to the maximum daily quantity, the maximum daily quantity for the other STFT bid 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
  •  Please note that the STFT bid floor percentage is applied only to the applicable Daily Demand Toll for FT service and not applied to abandonment surcharge or pressure charge or Mainline Rate Riders

 

How to Bid

Service applicants must submit a binding Short Term Transportation Contract, Exhibit "A" Addendum, Paper Version or Electronic Version, to TransCanada's Mainline Contracting Department by email at mainline_contracting@tcenergy.com or by fax at 1.403.920.2343

 

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact your Marketing Representative.

Calgary

Tyler Cook
Phone: 1.403.920.6021
Email: tyler_cook@tcenergy.com

Kevin D'Souza
Phone: 1.403.920.7915
Email: kevin_dsouza@tcenergy.com

Kelsey Johannson
Phone: 1.587.933.5956
Email: kelsey_johannson@tcenergy.com

Jillian Hemstock
Phone: 1.403.920.7136
Email: jillian_hemstock@tcenergy.com

Kate Palmer
Phone: 1.250.420.2957
Email: kate_palmer@tcenergy.com

Skylar Wilson
Phone: 1.403.920.3665
Email: skylar_wilson@tcenergy.com

 

Toronto

Amelia Cheung
Phone: 1.416.869.2115
Email: amelia_cheung@tcenergy.com

Lisa Jamieson
Phone: 1.416.869.2171
Email: lisa_jamieson@tcenergy.com

Rory Black
Phone: 1.416.869.2159
Email: rory_black@tcenergy.com

Tim Stringer
Phone: 1.416.869.2177
Email: tim_stringer@tcenergy.com