Carolina Gas Transmission Corporation
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 02/25/2009, Docket: RP09-296-000, Status: Effective
First Revised Sheet No. 165 First Revised Sheet No. 165
Superseding: Original Sheet No. 165
17. CAPACITY RELEASE
This Section 17 sets forth a firm capacity release mechanism subject to
Subpart A of Part 284 of the Commission’s regulations by which firm
Shippers voluntarily can release all or part of their capacity to
17.1 Eligible Capacity Release Transactions.
(a) A Shipper under any firm Service Agreement is permitted to
release its firm capacity, except as specifically
restricted by the applicable Service Agreement.
(b) Replacement Shipper subsequently may release its acquired
capacity as a secondary release, thereby also becoming a
(c) Subject to GT&Cs Section 18, a release of capacity can be
for all or any portion of the Releasing Shipper’s Primary
Path capacity, including any portion or segment of the
Releasing Shipper’s Primary Path, and any Receipt or
Delivery Point(s) within the Primary Path, subject to the
priority of firm Shippers using such points as primary
points. Shippers shall not release capacity on any segment
in excess of its Line Path Quantity.
17.2 Terms Applicable to All Releases. All capacity release
transactions are subject to the following terms.
(a) The Replacement Shipper acquiring released capacity may use
Secondary Receipt Points and Secondary Delivery Points only
as allowed under the applicable Service Agreement. Unless
the release is permanent, Pipeline and Replacement Shipper
may not agree to change Primary Receipt Points or Primary
Delivery Points without the written consent of Releasing
(b) For releases of transportation capacity, the rate charged
the Replacement Shipper shall not exceed the applicable
maximum rate. For releases that become effective on or
after July 30, 2008, no rate limitation applies to the
release of capacity for a period of one year or less if the
release is to take effect on or before one year from the
date on which the Pipeline is notified of the release.