Westcoast Energy Inc, doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission – T-South 2018 Compressor Station Applications

What’s New

  • September 26, 2019: The Comission issues decision on T-South 2018 Compressor Station Applications [Filing C01857]
  • June 10, 2019: Board issues Procedural Update No. 5 schedule [Filing A99855]
  • May 29, 2019: Board issues Procedural Update No. 4 schedule [Filing A99626]
  • May 17, 2019: NEB issues revised schedule for Oral Indigenous Knowledge [Filing A99489]
  • December 13, 2018 – Hearing Order Released [Filing A96658]

Project Overview

Westcoast filed four applications with the Board regarding its T-South Reliability and Expansion Program:

  • CS-4A Compressor Station Upgrade Project [Filing A92982] (dated 13 July 2018)
  • CS-5 Compressor Station Upgrade Project [Filing A93021] (dated 16 July 2018)
  • CS-3 Compressor Station Upgrade Project [Filing A93183] (dated 13 August 2018), and
  • T-South Expansion and Reliability Project [Filing A93501] (dated 13 August 2018).

Collectively these four filings comprise the “Applications”. Westcoast explained in the Applications that the T-South Reliability and Expansion Program, is comprised of a number of reliability projects as well as a reliability and expansion project, all scheduled for execution over the next 2-3 years. Westcoast further specified that it plans to begin construction pending regulatory approval, of the Applications, in February 2019, for in-service dates in 2020.

The Applications seek Orders from the Board under s.58 and s.48 (2.1) of the NEB Act and s.17 of the NEB Onshore Pipeline Regulations (OPR) authorizing the upgrade of certain facilities of its Transmission South (Zone 4) pipeline system. The Applications also request orders pursuant to Part IV of the NEB Act affirming that the cost of the projects will be included in the Transmission South (Zone 4) cost of service and tolled on a rolled-in basis.

To facilitate its review of the Applications and related submissions, the Board has determined that the Applications will be assessed under one file titled the Westcoast T-South 2018 Compressor Station Applications (the Project).

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the Westcoast Energy Inc, doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission – T-South 2018 Compressor Station Applications.

Westcoast T-South 2018 Compressor Station Map

Schedule for Oral Cross Examination

National Energy Board
517 – 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Schedule for Oral Cross Examination

Schedule for Oral Cross Examination

Schedule for Oral Cross Examination – Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Starting at 9:00 a.m. (Calgary time) with the Registration of Appearances
  Panel Cross-Examination by Estimated Length
Morning Westcoast Energy Inc., carrying on business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast) Panel NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. 1 hour
Morning Westcoast Panel Powerex Corp. 1 hour
Morning Westcoast Panel National Energy Board 1 hour
Afternoon Powerex Corp. Panel Westcoast 1 hour
Afternoon Powerex Corp. Panel National Energy Board 1 hour

Schedule for Oral Indigenous Knowledge

The Lodge Event Centre
1262 Maple Heights Road
Quesnel, BC

Schedule for Oral Indigenous Knowledge
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 (local time)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Soda Creek Indian Band
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Williams Lake Indian Band
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Papaschase First Nation

Key Milestones

  • June 10, 2019: Board issues Procedural Update No. 5 schedule [Filing A99855]
  • May 29, 2019: Board issues Procedural Update No. 4 schedule [Filing A99626]
  • May 28, 2019: Board issues Procedural Update No. 3 schedule [Filing A99596]
  • May 17, 2019: NEB issues revised schedule for Oral Indigenous Knowledge [Filing A99489]
  • April 26, 2019: Board issues Procedural Update No. 2 schedule [Filing A99084]
  • April 16, 2019: NEB issues revised schedule for Oral Indigenous Knowledge [Filing A98894]
  • March 22, 2019: Board issues Procedural Update No. 1 schedule [Filing A98474]
  • December 13, 2018 – Hearing Order Released [Filing A96658]

List of Issues

The Board has identified, but is not obliged to limit itself to, the following issues for consideration in the upcoming hearing with respect to the Project:

  1. The need for the Project.
  2. The economic feasibility of the Project.
  3. The potential commercial impacts of the Project.
  4. The toll and tariff methodology.
  5. The potential environmental and socio-economic effects of the proposed project, including any cumulative environmental effects that are likely to result from the project, as set out in the NEB’s Filing Manual.
  6. The appropriateness of the land requirements for the Project.
  7. The suitability of the design of the Project.
  8. Potential impacts of the Project on Indigenous interests.
  9. Potential impacts of the project on landowners and land use.
  10. Contingency planning for spills, accidents or malfunctions, during construction and operation of the Project.
  11. Safety and security during construction of the proposed Project and operation of the Project, including emergency response planning and third-party damage prevention.
  12. The terms and conditions to be included in any approval the Board may issue.

Apply to Participate

To be a participant in a NEB hearing process, you must be directly affected or have relevant information or expertise. You can apply to participate as an intervenor or by letter of comment.

The application to participate process was held from December 13, 2018 – January 11, 2019. The process is now closed.

The NEB will decide if late applications will be accepted and whether you will be allowed to participate. Please contact the process advisor to discuss the filing process for a late application to participate.

Participant Funding

Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing. A simplified participant funding process has been approved for this hearing to reduce administrative burden. Eligible groups may request up to $40,000, and individuals up to $6,000, to participate in this hearing. If you are interested in being a funding recipient, please complete the Participant Funding Request Form [PDF 85 KB] [WORD 162 KB] by January 11, 2019.

Refer to the Participant Funding Program page for information on deadlines, eligibility, how to apply for funding, and how to submit claims.

Contacts

For process related inquiries, please contact:

Process Advisor
Canada Energy Regulator
Email: TSouth.ProcessHelp@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

For media inquiries, please contact:

Media Relations Team
Canada Energy Regulator
Email: media@cer-rec.gc.ca
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

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