Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 12/01/2002, Docket: RP03- 51-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 62 First Revised Sheet No. 62 : Superseded

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 62

RATE SCHEDULE USAS

UNBUNDLED SALES AND AGENCY SERVICES

(Continued)

 

2. APPLICABILITY AND CHARACTER OF SERVICE (Continued)

 

2.6 MRT's merchant division is authorized to abandon any sales or

agency service at the termination of the agreement providing for such service,

subject to any "evergreen" or "rollover" provisions contained in such

agreements.

 

3. CURTAILMENT

 

3.1 MRT's transportation division shall curtail services to MRT's

merchant division pursuant to Section 8 of the General Terms and Conditions.

 

3.2 MRT's merchant division shall have the right to curtail its

natural gas sales service at any time or from time to time, in whole or in

part, when such a curtailment becomes necessary due to the failure of gas

supply, failure of transportation upstream of the point of sale, or the

occurrence of a force majeure event. In the event such a curtailment is

implemented, sales curtailments for each Customer shall be determined in

accordance with the priority of service categories listed below from highest

to lowest priority:

 

(a) Residential, small commercial (less than 50 Dth on a peak

day), schools, hospitals, police protection, fire protection,

sanitation facilities and correction facilities;

 

(b) Essential agricultural requirements;

 

(c) Large commercial requirements (50 Dth or more on a peak

day), small quantity firm industrial requirements (up to 300 Dth per

day), firm industrial requirements for plant protection, feedstock and

process needs;

 

(d) All industrial requirements not specified in (b), (c), (e),

(f), (g), (h), (i) or (j);