Energy West Development, Inc.
Original Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 06/11/2010, Docket: RP10-732-000, Status: Effective
Third Revised Sheet No. 42 Third Revised Sheet No. 42
Superseding: Second Revised Sheet No. 42
General Terms and Conditions
6.5 Operational Balancing Agreement (“OBA”):
(a) An OBA is a contract between two parties which specifies the procedures to
manage operating variances at an interconnect.
(b) Transporter will enter into an Operational Balancing Agreement with
the Receiving Party. The Receiving Party is the downstream pipeline or
local distribution company (LDC) that takes delivery of the Gas at the
Delivery Point for its own account and/or the account of its
Transportation customers. The Receiving Party will be responsible for any
imbalances at the Delivery Points and for any scheduling and/or balancing
penalties resulting from these imbalances.
6.6 Penalty Provisions Inapplicable.
(a) No monthly imbalance charge shall be assessed unless Transporter has
notified Shipper that an imbalance has occurred or will occur without
corrective action and Shipper has failed to take action in coordination
with Transporter’s Gas dispatchers which corrects such imbalance within 45
days of notification. Transporter will not assess imbalance or scheduling
penalties in the event Shipper’s failure to take corrective action or
Shipper’s failure to correctly schedule Gas deliveries is caused by
Transporter’s actions or force majeure conditions as defined in Section 18
of the General Terms and Conditions of this Tariff. In addition, in any
Month in which Shipper may be liable for both daily and monthly imbalance
penalties, the sum of the imbalance quantities for which Shipper has been
assessed a daily penalty shall be deleted from the imbalance quantities
used in calculating the monthly penalty. In calculating excess and
deficient quantities, Transporter shall take into consideration (1)
scheduled make-up quantities, and (2) any offsetting excess or deficiency
in deliveries under other Transportation Service Agreements between
Transporter and Shipper.
6.7 Penalty Provisions Not Exclusive. Nothing in this Section 6 shall limit
Transporter’s right to take such action as may be required to adjust deliveries or
receipts in order to alleviate conditions which threaten the integrity of its
system, nor prevent Transporter from exercising any other legal remedies which may
be available. In the event that Transporter reasonably determines that Shipper’s
receipts or deliveries must be adjusted in order to alleviate a threat to the
integrity of Transporter’s system, and Shipper fails after reasonable notice to
implement the action prescribed by Transporter to alleviate the threat to system
integrity, then in addition to all other remedies Transporter may have,
Transporter may assess a penalty equal to two times the maximum IT Rate Schedule
rate per MMBtu by which Shipper’s receipts or deliveries exceed the level
specified by Transporter.
6.8 Proceeds resulting from penalties, net of costs, including imbalance, overrun and
OFO penalties, shall be credited to Shippers receiving service under Rate
Schedules FT and IT. The credits will be allocated pro rata based on the total
revenues received from each Shipper under Rate Schedule FT and IT during the
calendar year, compared to the total revenues received from all Shippers under
Rate Schedules FT and IT during the calendar year. Penalty revenue credits will
be allocated only to those Shippers that were not assessed penalties on the day(s)
for which such penalty revenues are to be credited. Penalty revenue credits will
be reflected as a credit billing adjustment to each May billing for credits
accrued during the prior calendar year.