TransCanada PipeLines Limited 2018–2020 Mainline Tolls Hearing

What’s New

  • December 13, 2018 – NEB issues Letter Decision on the TransCanada PipeLines Limited 2018-2020 Mainline Tolls hearing [Filing A96655]
  • March 16, 2018 – Hearing Order and Application to Participate Released [Filing A90612]

Project Overview

On December 18, 2017, TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TransCanada) filed its 2018–2020 Mainline Tolls Application (Application). TransCanada has requested approval of its: Mainline tolls for the January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020 period; Mainline Depreciation Rates; and updated definitions of Net Revenue and Stretch Revenue in the Supplemental agreement used in the approved Incentive Sharing Mechanism for 2018–2020, among other things. TransCanada indicated that one or more parties do not support the Application.

On January 8, 2018, the Board solicited comments from interested persons. Comments received from 16 parties, and TransCanada’s reply comments, submitted on January 24, 2018, are available as part of the Regulatory Documents for this project [Folder 3413374].

On February 16, 2018, the Board solicited comments from interested persons on the List of Issues. Comments were received from nine parties and are available as part of the Regulatory Documents for this project [Folder 3413374].

As part of its review process, the Board is establishing a hearing to consider the issues raised in the comment letters.

Key Milestones

  • March 16, 2018: Hearing Order and Application to Participate Released [Filing A90612]
  • December 18, 2017: TransCanada PipeLines Limited (TransCanada) files 2018–2020 Mainline Tolls Application [Filing A88754]

List of Issues

The Board has identified but does not limit itself to the following issues for discussion in the proceeding:

  1. The appropriateness of the proposed revenue requirements, including return, income taxes, Transportation by Others costs, the Annual Bridging Amount and the Long-Term Adjustment Account balance, for the 2018–2020 period.
  2. The appropriateness of the proposed billing determinants, including long-haul contracted quantities to the Eastern Triangle.
  3. The appropriateness of the proposed Discretionary Miscellaneous Revenue forecasts for the 2018–2020 period.
  4. Whether material changes that would impact the operation of the Mainline for the 2018 to 2020 period have been adequately addressed in the Application.
  5. The appropriateness of continued pricing discretion for Interruptible Transportation and Short Term Firm Transportation services.
  6. The appropriateness of the proposed depreciation rates.
  7. The appropriateness of the proposed allocation of costs and revenues associated with Dawn Long Term Fixed Price service.
  8. The appropriateness of the proposed amendments to the definitions of Net Revenue and Stretch Revenue used in the Incentive Sharing Mechanism.

The Board will not consider changes to the three-step toll design approved in RH-001-2014 for the period of 2015–2020, facility additions on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. system, new competitive service offerings or issues concerning post-2020 Mainline tolls.

Apply to Participate

Attention

Email is not a valid method of filing regulatory documents with the NEB. Applications to participate received by email will not be considered.

To be a participant in a NEB hearing process, you must be directly affected or have relevant information or expertise.

The application to participate process was held from March 16 – April 3, 2018, and is now closed.

Contacts

Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

NEB Contacts

For regulatory inquiries, please contact:

Rachel Savoie
Process Advisor Team

Canada Energy Regulator
Email: Rachel.Savoie@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-389-4240
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

Lauren Bell
Counsel

Canada Energy Regulator
Email: lauren.bell@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-299-2709
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

For media inquiries, please contact:

Chantal Macleod
Communications Officer

Canada Energy Regulator
Email: chantal.macleod@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone: 403-966-5036
Telephone: 403-292-4800
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

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