Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/01/2003, Docket: RP00-410-003, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 129 First Revised Sheet No. 129 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 129

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(Continued)

 

8. NOMINATIONS, SCHEDULING, AND CURTAILMENT (Continued)

 

(b) A Customer declaring an emergency situation pursuant

to this section must supply an affidavit executed by an officer

or other person authorized to bind the Customer stating:

 

(i) An emergency exists and diversion of

supplies or reallocation of capacity is necessary to

serve human needs or avoid substantial damage to

property. A description of the emergency and the

Customer's estimate of its duration should be included;

 

(ii) The Customer has exhausted all available

alternatives to avert the emergency;

 

(iii) The Customer has curtailed its use or

distribution of gas other than that necessary to serve

human needs or avoid substantial damage to property; and

 

(iv) The Customer shall indemnify MRT against

damages resulting from the diversion of supplies or

reallocation of capacity to meet the emergency; provided,

however, Customers shall not be required to indemnify MRT

for any damages resulting from MRT's negligence or

willful misconduct.

 

(c) Within thirty (30) days of the termination of the

emergency, the Customer declaring the emergency must provide

MRT a complete explanation of the emergency, and a description

of the steps it is taking to prevent a similar occurrence in

the future. Upon thirty (30) days' notice via posting on MRT's

Internet web site, MRT may require Customers to provide such

explanations via the Internet.

 

(d) Where a Customer's declaration of an emergency results

in the diversion of gas supplies, the Customer shall pay MRT

$10 per Dth for the diverted supplies, which MRT will credit to

the Customers whose supplies were diverted.

 

(e) Where a Customer's declaration of an emergency results

in the reallocation of capacity, the Customer shall pay MRT $5

per Dth per day for the reallocated capacity which MRT will

credit to the Customers whose capacity was reallocated.