Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 02/25/2009, Docket: RP09-262-000, Status: Effective

Seventh Revised Sheet No. 165 Seventh Revised Sheet No. 165

Superseding: Sixth Revised Sheet No. 165





14. CAPACITY RELEASE (Continued)


(iv) The minimum and the maximum price for the released

capacity (stated in either dollars and cents or as a percentage of

MRT's Maximum Firm Transportation Charge). Such rates shall be no

less than MRT's minimum applicable tariff reservation rate(s)

applicable to the released capacity and shall not be greater than

the Maximum Firm Transportation Charge, for releases with terms

greater than one year, which may be stated as a one-part rate no

greater than the one hundred percent (100%) load factor equivalent

of MRT's Maximum Firm Transportation Charge. Releases for a term

of one year or less are not subject to MRT's Maximum Firm

Transportation Charge ceiling, and the rates may also be stated as

a one-part rate. MRT will support volumetric releases with

volumetric commitments by fully accounting for volumetric and

reservation components, consistent with the rules and regulations

enunciated by the Commission.


(v) The full legal name and identification number of any

Pre-Arranged Replacement Customer, and whether there is an

affiliate relationship between the Releasing Customer and such

Pre-Arranged Replacement Customer, if the Releasing Customer has

already found a willing purchaser for its capacity.


(vi) Whether the Pre-Arranged Replacement Customer is an

asset manager as defined in Section 284.8(h)(3) of the

Commission's regulations, or as a marketer participating in state-

regulated retail access programs as defined in Section



(vii) An objective and nondiscriminatory economic standard

for determining the Winning Bid. The capacity release schedule

set forth in Section 14.4 below shall not apply unless the

Releasing Customer selects one of the following economic

standards: Highest Rate, Net Revenue, or Present Value. If the

Releasing Customer fails to specify an economic standard, then

capacity will be awarded pursuant to Section 14.7(c).


(viii) Whether the Releasing Customer will accept any

Qualifying Bids with contingencies and the exact conditions that

must be met for the acceptance of such contingent Qualifying Bids.