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Canadian Mainline Summer 2019 Open Season For STFT and ST-SN

January 15 - 18, 2019

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 the 2019 Summer season (April 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019). TransCanada will only accept bids for the full Summer term in this Open Season. TransCanada will be accepting bids in this Short Term Firm Open Season until 8:00 a.m. MT (Calgary time) on January 18, 2019. 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) - Summer 2019(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 Segment for STFT April 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019 (GJ/d)

Empress(4)(5) to (Domestic)

South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA) 688,413
Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA) 688,413
Western Delivery Area (WDA) 688,413
Northern Delivery Area (NDA) 688,413
Enbridge (CDA) 75,495
Union (ECDA) 75,495
Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(2) 343,770
Eastern Delivery Area (GMi EDA) 158,975
Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA) 41,260

Empress(4)(5) to (Export)

Emerson 1 600,816
Emerson 2 688,413
Kirkwall 41,260
Niagara 41,260
Chippawa 41,260
Cornwall 34,689
Iroquois 343,770
Napierville 68,964
Philipsburg 0
East Hereford 0

Table 2: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - Summer 2019(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 April 1, 2019 -October 31, 2019(GJ/d)

Dawn to

Kirkwall 97,402
Other Points 0

Parkway to

Union ECDA 339,000
Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA) 35,985
Points East of Parkway Maple Corridor 0

Sault Ste. Marie to

Union SSMDA 10,100

Kirkwall to

Union CDA 21,263
Union SWDA 35,985

 

Table 3: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - Summer 2019(1)

The System Segments listed below with a receipt point of Emerson 2 are limited as a result of physical receipt capability. Paths not listed in Table 3 may have capacity available, please contact your Mainline Customer Account Manager.

Posted System Segments for STFT April 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019(GJ/d)

Emerson 2

Poitns Downstream (3) 215,614

 

Table 4: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - Summer 2019(1)

Paths not listed in Table 4 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 April 1, 2019 -October 31, 2019(GJ/d)

ST-SN Metering Capacity (Subject to Segment Capacity)

Goreway CDA 51,250
Victoria Square #2 CDA 43,750
Thorold CDA 41,260
Schomberg CDA 13,596

1 TransCanada is not accepting bids from export points unless otherwise listed in the tables above.

2 Capacity available to Enbridge EDA, Union EDA and KPUC only.

3 Delivery capacity subject to downstream capacity as noted in Table 1.

4 Bayhurst 1, Herbert, Whitewood Receipts, Richmound, Shackleton, Steelman, Success, Suffield 2, and Welwyn are also valid receipt points for the delivery points listed in Table 1.

5 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

Open Season & Bidding Procedure Highlights

  • Bids must be received by TransCanada no later than 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) on Friday January 18, 2019
  • Term: April 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019 block 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 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.li>
    • 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 Transportation Contract, Exhibit "A" Addendum, Paper Version or Electronic Version, to TransCanada's Mainline Contracting Department by email at [email protected] or by fax at 1.403.920.2343 and must be received by 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) Friday, January 18, 2019.

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact your Mainline Customer Account Manager.

Calgary

Gordon Betts
Phone: 1.403.920.6834
Email: [email protected]

Michael Mazier
Phone: 1.403.920.2651
Email: [email protected]

Toronto

Amelia Cheung
Phone: 1.416.869.2115
Email: [email protected]

Reena Mistry
Phone: 1.416.869.2159
Email: [email protected]

Appendix

LINKS to Additional Information:

GST 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:

  • Declarations may only take effect on the first day of a month.
  • A Declaration cannot be applied retroactively.
  • A Declaration supersedes previous Contract Declarations.
  • A single Declaration form is used for all of a shipper's firm export contracts eligible for zero-rating of UDC.
  • If a Shipper zero-rates their nomination but does not execute a Declaration 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.

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 [email protected] .