Midwestern Gas Transmission Company
Third Revised Volume No. 1
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Effective Date: 11/01/2003, Docket: RP03-618-000, Status: Effective
Original Sheet No. 100C Original Sheet No. 100C : Effective
RATE SCHEDULE LMS-PA
LOAD MANAGEMENT SERVICE - RECEIPT POINTS
5. DAILY IMBALANCE CHARGE (Continued)
(a) Net Pipeline Position
By 12 Noon CCT each day, Company shall provide on its Informational
Postings web site a notice of the net pipeline position on Company's
pipeline system for the previous Gas Day.
The net pipeline position is the sum of the total positive and negative
Cumulative Imbalances, based on SCADA data, at all Balancing Party
interconnections subject to the Daily Imbalance Charge for such Gas Day
under Rate Schedules LMS-MA and LMS-PA.
A positive net pipeline position indicates that gas has been stored on
Company's pipeline and is due others. A negative net pipeline position
indicates that gas is due Company.
Company will post a notice that the Daily Imbalance Charge will not be
applicable for a given Gas Day, if Company determines that inaccurate
SCADA data exists for such Gas Day to calculate a net pipeline position.
(b) Allowable Swing Quantity (ASQ)
The Balancing Party's ASQ for a given Gas Day is the greater of
(1) 1000 Dekatherms or (2) 10 percent of the highest daily Scheduled
Quantity at such designated interconnect(s) during the prior 15 days.
On a given Gas Day, a Balancing Party may take gas in excess of Scheduled
Quantities or not take delivery of all Scheduled Quantities at the
interconnect(s) listed under the Balancing Party's LMS-PA Agreement up to
(c) Imbalance Tolerance Bandwidth - 110 to 120 Percent
On a Gas Day that the net pipeline position exceeds plus or minus
25,000 Dekatherms, any Balancing Party subject to the Daily Imbalance
Charge under this Rate Schedule, whose Cumulative Imbalance is 1) equal to
or greater than 110 percent but less than 120 percent of that Balancing
Party's ASQ and 2) has a Cumulative Imbalance in the same direction
(positive or negative) as the net pipeline position, will be notified by
Company of its Daily Imbalance position no later than 5:00 p.m. CCT the
following Gas Day.
If the notified Balancing Party fails to take corrective action during the
Gas Day following Company's Daily Imbalance position notice pursuant to
this Subsection, such Balancing Party shall be assessed a Daily Imbalance
Charge per Dekatherm equal to two times the currently effective Maximum
Rate under Tennessee Gas Pipeline's Rate Schedule PAL. The Daily
Imbalance Charge under this Subsection shall apply only to those
quantities of the Cumulative Imbalance that are equal to or greater than
110 percent but are less than 120 percent of the Balancing Party's ASQ.