TransCanada Corporation today announced that its ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) submitted a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under Section 4 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) seeking to revise base rates. The proposal responds to the significant changes that have occurred over the last few years in natural gas supply, demand and transportation in North America.
"ANR continues to be a critical component of our natural gas transmission network," said Brandon Anderson, TransCanada's Senior Vice-President and General Manager, U.S. Natural Gas Pipelines. "We have and continue to make significant capital investments to ensure the reliability and integrity of ANR and this filing is designed to enhance the long-term economic viability of ANR while continuing to provide safe and reliable service to our valued customers."
This filing seeks a balanced solution for both customers and the company. TransCanada continues to have discussions with customers to explain the filing, the required capital projects and other factors leading to the proposal to adjust ANR's rates. ANR anticipates that its proposed rates will take effect in the third quarter of 2016. These rates are subject to customer refund as a result of the rates ultimately approved by FERC, which is based on the outcome of the regulatory process or settlement negotiations with ANR's customers.
Date: Jan 29, 2016