Centerpoint Energy - Mississippi River

Third Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/25/2009, Docket: RP09-612-000, Status: Effective

Sixth Revised Sheet No. 168 Sixth Revised Sheet No. 168

Superseding: Fifth Revised Sheet No. 168





14. CAPACITY RELEASE (Continued)


(e) Releasing Customers may request posting periods longer than

the applicable minimum periods set forth herein, and such requested

posting periods shall be set forth in the Releasing Customer's Release



(f) No changes will be allowed to Release Offers posted on the

Internet web site, but a Releasing Customer may withdraw its Release

Offer at any time before the close of the posting period if the

Releasing Customer notifies MRT electronically via the Internet that the

Releasing Customer has an unanticipated need for the capacity and if no

bids meeting the minimum requirements set forth in the Release Offer

have been received.


(g) For releases that are not in conformance with Section

14.4(a)(non standard releases) unless provided otherwise in this tariff,

all such releases communicated electronically via the Internet to MRT

will be processed as soon as practicable and will be posted not later

than two (2)business days after receipt, and then shall be processed in

accordance with Section 14.4(b) or (c), as applicable.


14.5 Pre-Arranged Replacement Customers


(a) A Releasing Customer may pre-arrange to assign all or any

part of its firm capacity to any person or entity before notifying MRT

of its intent to release. If this occurs, the Releasing Customer must

include the name of its Pre-Arranged Replacement Customer in the Release

Offer transmitted to MRT's Internet web site for posting pursuant to

Section 14.3 or in the information transmitted to MRT's Internet web

site for posting pursuant to Sections 14.5(c)(i) and 14.5(d).


(b) A Pre-Arranged Replacement Customer that is not an Approved

Bidder must comply with Sections 14.6(a) and (b) before it shall become

a Replacement Customer.


(c) Releasing Customer with a Pre-Arranged Replacement Customer

may release its capacity without bidding in the following circumstances:


(i) If the release is for a term greater than one year at

the Maximum Firm Transportation Charge;