Centerpoint Energy Gas Transmission Company

Sixth Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 05/01/2010, Docket: RP10-567-000, Status: Effective

First Revised Sheet No. 561 First Revised Sheet No. 561

Superseding: Original Sheet No. 561







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