Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 02/28/2003, Docket: RP03-239-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 288 Original Sheet No. 288 : Effective

 

RATE SCHEDULE USS

UNBUNDLED SALES SERVICE

(continued)

 

5. POINTS OF SALE: The points of sale for gas sold under this Rate

Schedule shall be as set forth in the individual Sales Agreements, and

shall be located at the initial point(s) of entry into Seller's

Transmission System or upstream thereof.

 

6. CURTAILMENT: Seller hereby adopts the following curtailment program in

accordance with prior orders of the Federal Power Commission and its

successor, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Natural Gas

Policy Act of 1978:

 

(a) Sales of gas will be curtailed to whatever extent and for whatever

periods Seller may find necessary from time to time in the

operation of its systems for the primary benefit of human needs

customers.

 

(b) In case of curtailments for whatever reason, the following order

of priorities will be observed insofar as practicable, with the

first noted category having the highest priority, and so on:

 

Priority 1.1 Residential; all small commercial requirements of less

than 50 Mcf per peak day.

 

Priority 1.2* All other commercial requirements (including schools,

hospitals, and similar institutions), plant

protection, small industrials and essential

agricultural users with total requirements of up to

300 Mcf per day, and other uses the curtailment of

which the Secretary of Energy or FERC determines would

endanger life, health, or maintenance of physical

property.

 

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* When it is necessary to curtail loads in each of these priorities, the

large requirements that normally use more than 3,000 Mcf per day will be

curtailed before the smaller loads.