Canadian Mainline Summer 2022 Open Season For STFT and ST-SN

July 27, 2022

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 Summer 2022 term. TransCanada will be accepting bids that have a Next Day start and end October 31, 2022. As a result of capacity remaining from a previous offering, TransCanada will also be accepting bids for a September 1, 2022 start date and October 31, 2022 end date. 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 in Table 1 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 - Oct 31, 2022 (GJ/d)

Sep 1, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 (GJ/d)

Empress(4)(5) to (Domestic)

 
 
 South Saskatchewan Delivery Area (SSDA)

0

3,023

 Manitoba Delivery Area (MDA)

0

3,023

 Western Delivery Area (WDA)

0

3,023

 Northern Delivery Area (NDA)

0

3,023

Union ECDA

0

3,023

Enbridge CDA

0

3,023

 Eastern Delivery Area (EDA)(2)

0

3,023

 Eastern Delivery Area (Energir EDA)

0

3,023

 Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

0

0

 

   

Empress(4)(5) to (Export)

 

 
 Emerson 1

0

3,023

 Emerson 2

0

3,023

 Kirkwall

0

0

 Cornwall

0

3,023

 Iroquois

0

3,023

 Napierville

0

0

 Philipsburg

0

0

 East Hereford

0

0

 

Table 2: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - Next Day - October 31, 2022(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 - October 31, 2022 (GJ/d)

Dawn to

 

 Kirkwall

13,182

Parkway to

 
 Union ECDA

339,000

 Southwest Delivery Area (SWDA)

0

 Points East of Parkway Maple Corridor

0

Sault Ste. Marie to

 

 Union SSMDA

35,022

Kirkwall to

 

 Union CDA

79,200

 Union SWDA

0

 

Table 3: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - Next Day - October 31, 2022(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 Marketing Representative.

Posted System Segments for STFT

Next Day - October 31, 2022 (GJ/d)

Emerson 2

 
 Points Downstream (3)

215,614

 

 

Table 4: Available Short Term Capacity (GJ/d) - Next Day - October 31, 2022(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 - October 31, 2022 (GJ/d)

ST-SN Metering Capacity (Subject to Segment Capacity)

 
 Goreway CDA

93,822

 Victoria Square #2 CDA

48,019

 Thorold CDA

68,578

 Schomberg CDA

39,298

 

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

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 - October 31, 2022 (GJ/d)

 Niagara or Chippawa to

 
 Kirkwall 0
Union SWDA 0

Union Parkway Belt

0

Iroquois

0

 

 

 

 

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.
Delivery capacity subject to downstream capacity, contact your Marketing Representative if interested in contracting from Emerson 2. 
4
Bayhurst 1, Herbert, Richmound, Shackleton, Steelman, Success, Suffield 2 and Welwyn may also be valid receipt points for the delivery points listed in Table 1, subject to metering capacity. Please contact your Marketing Representative.

5Customer 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. 

 

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: Next Day start to October 31, 2022 or September 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022. 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.
    • 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.

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 and must be received by 8:00 a.m. MST (Calgary time) each business day.

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

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

 

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.

Customers may provide a Declaration which notifies TransCanada that the Customer'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

Customers 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 customer's firm export contracts eligible for zero-rating of UDC.
  • If a Customer zero-rates their nomination but does not execute a Declaration the Customer 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/gsthst/

For more information on TransCanada's GST/HST practices, contact Mainline_Contracting@tcenergy.com