Tennessee anticipates very limited flexibility due to higher pipeline
capacity utilization and significantly colder weather this week
OFO DAILY CRITICAL
DAY 1 FOR ALL OF ZONES 4, 5 & 6 EFFECTIVE 3-22-17
Cycle for the Gas Day of Wednesday, March 22, 2017, due to anticipated colder
weather in the Northeast, Tennessee is escalating the current Imbalance Warning
to a Daily Critical Day I OFO for all of zones 4, 5 and 6 for Balancing Parties
(including LMS-PA, SA contracts acting as balancing parties, and LMS-MA
balancing parties). This
action is pursuant to Article X, Section 4 of the General Terms and Conditions
of Tennessee's FERC Gas Tariff.
All delivery point
operators in zones 4, 5 and 6 are required to keep actual daily takes out of
the system equal to or less than scheduled quantities regardless of their
cumulative imbalance position. All receipt point operators in zones 4, 5
and 6 are required to keep actual daily receipts into the system equal to or greater
than scheduled quantities regardless of their cumulative imbalance
position. In addition, it is essential that delivery point operators
schedule gas at meters commensurate with takes within the affected areas. All
LMS-PA, SA contracts acting as balancing parties and LMS-MA Balancing Parties
are required to maintain an actual daily flow rate not exceeding 2% of
scheduled quantities or 500 dths, whichever is greater for under-deliveries
into the system and over-takes from the system. Customers will be assessed a
rate of $5.00 plus the applicable Regional Daily Spot Price per dekatherm for
that portion of physical quantities related to under-deliveries by receipt
point operators and over-takes by delivery point operators which exceed this
THIS DAILY OFO
CRITICAL DAY 1 WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ADDITIONALLY, THE
MONTHLY OFO ACTION ALERT FOR ZONE 4 FOR UNDER-DELIVERIES INTO THE SYSTEM FOR
LMS-PA BALANCING PARTIES ALSO REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. TENNESSEE WILL INFORM CUSTOMERS BY EBB WHEN THESE OFOs
WILL BE LIFTED.
Tennessee would like to remind all operators/agents of power plants directly
connected to TGP of certain parameters of FERC Order 698 requirements.
Tennessee requires that all power plant operators submit burn profiles and
nominations prior to gas flow. Due to very limited flexibility, power plant
operators are encouraged to burn ratably based on scheduled volumes. The
burn profiles should be sent to TGPGasControl@Kindermorgan.com. The latest burn profile template
can be found by accessing the Tennessee web site and following the steps below.
In the event this
OFO is not sufficient to maintain the operational integrity of the system,
Tennessee may escalate to a Critical Day II, an OFO Balancing Alert, Meter Specific
OFO(s) or Hourly OFO(s). Tennessee cannot accept unscheduled imbalances and
requires all customers to nominate and schedule all payback requests.
Tennessee will deem
all affected Shippers to be in compliance with the actions specified in the OFO
if after the measurement close the actual system conditions were opposite to
the conditions for which the OFO was issued.
Please contact your
Scheduler if you have any questions.