EMB Enhanced Market Balancing

Description of Service

  • Service allows shippers to more effectively balance their market requirements through the use of 8 nomination windows in a day

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Shipper can use EMB to balance their markets and short-haul supply
  • Flexibility features include renewal rights, assignment rights, and additional nomination windows to better balance daily gas consumption in domestic markets

How to Access this Service

  • Bid for service through a TransCanada held Open Season. Notices are posted on the TransCanada website and detail the capacity offered as well as the bidding process
  • Shipper must sign an EMB contract for the accepted bid with TransCanada
  • Shipper may also sign an Assignment Agreement with TransCanada and the holder of an existing EMB contract to take over all or a portion of that existing contract-holder’s service

For Further Information

Contact your Customer Account Manager, or via any of the options listed below.


The Pipe Line: 1.403.920.PIPE (7473)
Email: [email protected]


Service Priority

Firm in the winter season
Below firm but above non-firm diversions in the summer season

Renewal Rights

Renewal minimum 1 year
2 years' notice required


TransCanada will build facilities with a minimum 15 year contract term



8 nomination windows


Open Season
Awarded based on term x toll

Term Minimum term is 1 year
Toll Monthly EMB demand toll
EMB toll is equal to 110% of the applicable FT toll 

Please Note:
This service description is for informational purposes only. For more detailed descriptions, please review the Transportation Tariff which provides complete detail and supersedes the information provided on this page.

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