NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. Rate Design and Services

Latest Updates

  • March 25, 2020 – CER approves NGTL application for rate design methodology and other services [Filing C05448]
  • December 19, 2019 – Hearing Transcript – Volume 6 [Filing C03793]
  • December 18, 2019 – Hearing Transcript – Volume 5 [Filing C03716]
  • December 6, 2019 – Here are the transcripts from oral cross-examination [Folder 3891098]
  • December 5, 2019 – CER issues Procedural Update #4 [Filing C03485]
  • November 21, 2019 – CER issues Procedural Update #3 [Filing C03162]


Project Information

On March 14, 2019, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) filed its System Rate Design and Services Application (Application). The Application includes a contested negotiated settlement (Contested Settlement) addressing a broad range of inter-related service and tolling matters. The Application also includes other service and tolling matters filed outside the Contested Settleme, as well as information filings.

On March 26, 2019 the Board set the Application down for a hearing. At this time, the Board initiated the Application to Participate process. The Board also solicited comments on the draft list of issues, process matters, and on interim tolls for North Montney. [Filing A98496]

Project Map

This map provides an overview of the project.

Key Milestones

  • October 9, 2019 – CER issues Procedural Update #1 [Filing C02148]
  • May 16, 2019 – NEB releases letter regarding final List of Issues, the hearing process and North Montney Mainline (NMML) interim tolls [Filing A99470]
  • May 16, 2019 – NEB issues Hearing Order [Filing A99470]
  • April 26, 2019 – NEB issues the List of Participants [Filing A99085]
  • March 26, 2019: NEB issues Notice of Hearing and Letter on process [Filing A98496]
  • March 14, 2019: NGTL files Application for System Rate Design and Services [Filing A98318]

List of Issues

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

  1. Appropriateness of the rate design methodology and terms and conditions of service matters addressed in the Contested Settlement, including the extent to which the following result in just and reasonable tolls, and align with relevant tolling principles:
    1. attributes and tolling of Firm Transportation – Receipt and Firm Transportation – Delivery services;
    2. the amendments to the Firm Transportation – Points to Point (FT-P) service that are contained within the Settlement;
    3. allocation of the NGTL Revenue Requirement;
    4. contracting practices;
    5. transfer provisions;
    6.  rural gas interconnections;
    7. other services and attributes matters;
    8. the framework for the tolling methodology for the Post Provisional Phase on the North Montney Mainline (NMML); and
    9. the appropriateness of setting rolled-in tolls as the default methodology for new extensions.
  2. Whether the Contested Settlement is valid under the Board’s Negotiated Settlement Guidelines, including the level of information available to interested parties and the Board, and the adherence of the Contested Settlement to the National Energy Board Act, including whether the resulting tolls will be just and reasonable and not unjustly discriminatory.
  3. Appropriateness of matters not addressed in the Contested Settlement, including:
    1. additional changes to FT-P service (Additional FT-P Amendments);
    2. the specific formulaic approach to establish the surcharge in the NMML Tolling Methodology, including the proposed Surcharge Coefficient; and the extent to which the NMML tolls contribute to the cost of the NMML facilities and the existing NGTL system;
    3. the extent to which the information directed to be filed in the NEB Examination to Determine Whether to Undertake an Inquiry of the Tolling Methodologies, Tariff Provisions and Competition in Northeast British Columbia (Examination Decision) supports NGTL’s applied-for relief and is responsive to the Board’s requirements in the Examination Decision; and
    4. Toll Impacts of Capital Spending Plans through 2023.

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

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 open from March 28, 2019 to April 12, 2019.

Contact Us

For process-related inquiries, please contact:

Process Advisor

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

For regulatory inquiries, please contact:

Rachel Clark
Process Advisor Team

Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone: 403-389-4240
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265
Facsimile: 403-292-5503
Facsimile (toll free): 1-877-288-8803

Lauren Bell

Canada Energy Regulator
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

Media Relations Team
Canada Energy Regulator
Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

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