Reliant Energy Gas Transmission Company

Fifth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/2002, Docket: RP00-482-003, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 418 First Revised Sheet No. 418 : Effective

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 418

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(continued)

 

its ability to provide services to Shippers within their firm

entitlements. For the purpose of this Section 20, the

operational integrity of Transporter's system shall encompass

the integrity of the physical system and the preservation of

physical assets and their performance (including the capability

and deliverability of storage reservoirs), the overall

operating performance of the entire physical system as an

entity (or any portion thereof), and the maintenance (on a

reliable and operationally sound basis) of total system

deliverability and the quality of Gas delivered. To accomplish

these objectives, Transporter shall be entitled to take actions

as described in this section. Prior to undertaking any such

actions, and in establishing the system operating parameters

and evaluating the operational and other conditions existing

from time to time, Transporter shall utilize consistent and

objective engineering and operational criteria. Transporter

shall not apply the provisions hereof, nor operate its system

hereunder, in an unduly discriminatory manner nor in a manner

contrary to Commission regulations.

 

20.2 Operating Plan.

 

(a) In order to maintain projected system deliverability and

to keep Shippers apprised of required operational

parameters, Transporter shall, on an annual or such more

frequent basis as Transporter may deem appropriate,

provide to all Shippers, by posting on its Internet Web

Site, an Operating Plan. Such Operating Plan shall set

out the optimum operating conditions for the system and

may include, inter alia, such specifications as (i)

pressure limitations applicable to specific lines or

segments of its system; (ii) location and quantity of

required receipts of Gas and storage

injections/withdrawals under anticipated delivery

demands and system usage patterns; (iii) constraints on

specific lines or segments; and (iv) outlines for

addressing anticipated occurrences or contingencies

during the period covered by the Operating Plan. The

operational