Northern Border Pipeline Company

First Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 03/22/2010, Docket: RP10-385-000, Status: Effective

Fourth Revised Sheet No. 270A Fourth Revised Sheet No. 270A

Superseding: Third Revised Sheet No. 270A

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 

26. AWARDING OF AVAILABLE AND PLANNED PIPELINE CAPACITY (Continued)

 

26.2 Posting of Available Firm Capacity (Continued)

 

Company shall not award such capacity at less than the

Maximum Rate to a marketing affiliate as defined by

Part 358 of the Commission's regulations unless a

request for a discount from an affiliate is first

posted for competitive Bid pursuant to the time frame

outlined in this Subsection and no other competitive

Bids are determined to be the Best Bid as a result of

such posting.

 

(b) For capacity, which is or will be no longer contracted

under an existing Service Agreement, that is either

(a) generally available once such capacity can no longer

be subject to Subsection 26.2(a) or (b) operationally

available within 90 days or less prior to the

commencement of service date, the following criteria and

procedures shall apply as follows:

 

(i) Company will post on its Informational Postings

web site the criteria for an acceptable Bid, the

method for determining the Best Bid as

referenced in Subsection 26.4(a), and the Bid

Closing Date. The identity of a bidder shall be

kept confidential. After firm capacity is

posted for Bid pursuant to this Subsection, the

Bid Closing Date shall be three business days

for available capacity posted for a term of a

Calendar Month or greater. Bids at the Maximum

Rate for such posted capacity, but for a shorter

path than the posted path will be accepted on a

consecutive Calendar Month basis for a term up

to and including five (5) years. Bids with a

term of a Calendar Month or consecutive Calendar

Months at the Maximum Rate for the posted path

will be accepted. Provided, however, Company

shall not be required to accept Bids for

available capacity with a term of less than a

Calendar Month earlier than four business days

prior to the requested commencement of service

date of the Bid. Company may post for Bid

available capacity of less than a Calendar Month

for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 24 hours. If

such capacity is not posted for Bid, then it