Implemented

Transportation Notes

Westcoast implemented a systemwide high-linepack OFO Thursday with 10% tolerance for positive daily imbalances.

June 3, 2011

Added Pipe Pressure Reductions Problematic, PG&E Says

Safety and outage risks would climb dramatically if added pressure reductions are implemented on parts of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline system, the utility told the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as part of an ongoing state proceeding following last September’s fatal pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, 10 miles south of San Francisco.

May 30, 2011

More Pipe Pressure Reductions Would Cause Problems, PG&E Says

Safety and outage risks would climb dramatically if added pressure reductions are implemented on parts of the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission pipeline system, the utility told the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) earlier in May as part of the ongoing state proceeding following last September’s fatal pipeline rupture in San Bruno, CA, 10 miles south of San Francisco.

May 26, 2011

Transportation Notes

Tennessee lifted Monday a systemwide Imbalance Warning that had been implemented two days earlier.

April 19, 2011

Transportation Notes

Westcoast ended Thursday a high-linepack OFO that had been implemented Sunday.

April 15, 2011

Transportation Notes

Effective Saturday (April 9) until further notice, Nicor Gas implemented pipeline caps for deliveries to its citygate. The OFO Cap Day “is necessary due to forecasted unseasonably warm weather over the weekend period resulting in reduced system demand,” the northern Illinois LDC said. It also halted Nicor Hub interruptible storage injection services until further notice but said withdrawals will continue to be accepted. See the bulletin board for further details.

April 11, 2011

33% California Renewable Goal Passed by Lawmakers

Although already pushed by a past governor’s executive order and implemented by state agencies, California’s ambitious 33%-by-2020 renewable energy goal was passed by the legislature and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, as the latest attempt to codify the goal in state law. Backers of the measure (SB 2X) said Brown is expected to sign it into law.

March 31, 2011

Transportation Notes

Westcoast ended Wednesday a systemwide high-linepack OFO that had been implemented on the previous Thursday.

March 31, 2011

Transportation Notes

Due to continuing high linepack in all segments, Westcoast has implemented a systemwide OFO setting the tolerance for positive daily imbalances at the minimum of 10% or 500 GJ.

January 28, 2011

Transportation Notes

MRT said it will lift Thursday the cold weather System Protection Warning that it implemented Jan. 19 for northbound volumes.

January 27, 2011