Gas Transmission Northwest Corp.

Third Revised Volume No. 1-A

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Effective Date: 07/30/2008, Docket: RP09-213-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 176 First Revised Sheet No. 176

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 176

 

TRANSPORTATION GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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28. CAPACITY RELEASE (Continued)

 

28.2 Types of Release

 

A Releasing Shipper may release a Parcel for a term (Release

Term) up to or equivalent to the remaining term under its

service agreement with GTN. No rate cap applies to releases of

capacity for a period of one year or less only when the release is

to take effect on or before one year from the date on which the

pipeline is notified of the release. Types of releases include:

 

NON-PREARRANGED - BIDDING REQUIRED

(1) Capacity releases that are not prearranged require bidding.

 

PREARRANGED RELEASES - BIDDING REQUIRED

(1) Unless capacity is released pursuant to either an asset

management agreement or a state-approved retail access

program, releases with terms greater than thirty-one (31)

days and up to one year require bidding. This type of

release allows a right of first refusal for the prearranged

bidder. Bidding is pursuant to the methodology selected

by the Releasing Shipper.

 

(2) Unless capacity is released pursuant to either an asset

management agreement or a state-approved retail access

program, releases with terms greater than one year at a

rate that is less than the maximum applicable tariff rate

require bidding up to the maximum applicable tariff rate.

This type of release allows a right of first refusal for

the prearranged bidder. Bidding is pursuant to the

methodology selected by the Releasing Shipper.

 

PREARRANGED RELEASES - BIDDING NOT REQUIRED

(1) Releases for any period of thirty-one (31) days or less do

not require bidding. Unless capacity is released pursuant

to either an asset management agreement or state-approved

retail access program, a firm shipper may not roll over,

extend, or in any way continue the release to the same

replacement shipper using the 31 days or less bidding

exemption until 28 days after the first release period has

ended. The 28-day hiatus does not apply to any re-release

to the same replacement shipper that is posted for bidding

or that qualifies for any of the other exemptions from

bidding set forth herein.

 

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