MidContinent Express Pipeline LLC

Original Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 04/10/2009, Docket: RP09-136-000, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 167 Original Sheet No. 167

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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(b) The Third Party Balancing Agreement must be

executed by MEP, the firm Shipper and any third party performing

imbalance management. The Third Party Balancing Agreement must allow

the third party imbalance management to be integrated into MEP's

operations.

 

(1) MEP must have the right to call on the third

party provider(s) for the agreed imbalance management on short

notice, within defined parameters, to effectuate necessary

operational changes.

 

(2) MEP must be given timely notice of the

nature and level of the imbalance management being provided by the

third party provider(s) pursuant to the Third Party Balancing

Agreement on any Day.

 

(3) The Third Party Balancing Agreement must:

(i) define the operational changes the third party provider(s) will

effectuate to offset the operational effects on MEP of imbalances at

points on the System covered by the Third Party Balancing Agreement;

and (ii) identify the resources or services which the third party

provider(s) will utilize to implement such changes.

 

(4) Any third party providing imbalance

management must be able to deliver or receive Gas, as applicable, at

the prevailing operating pressure on MEP's System at the relevant

point(s) and the Third Party Balancing Agreement must so specify.

 

(5) Unless otherwise agreed, any imbalance to be

covered by a Third Party Management Agreement shall reside at the

point of interconnection between MEP and the entity providing the

imbalance management service.

 

(c) The Third Party Balancing Agreement shall specify

the Agreements and the points to be balanced and must set out the

Agreement of the parties as to how imbalances are to be allocated to

and accounted for at the point(s) covered by the Third Party

Balancing Agreement and any limitations on the level of imbalances to

be managed under the Third Party Balancing Agreement.

 

(d) (1) The physical facilities or resources of the

third party provider(s) (or used by such third party or parties) to

perform the imbalance management must be capable of supporting the

operational effects necessary to perform imbalance management, which

may require almost instantaneous operational changes on MEP.