Agent Designation and Aggregation of Loads

Agent Designation and Aggregation of Loads

Customers may designate an agent (e.g., gas marketer, broker, or producer) to satisfy certain requirements on its behalf. The Customer must notify the Company in writing of any Agent(s) that it has designated to perform initial and subsequent nominations and to receive scheduling notices from the Company. Once notified, Company will rely on information provided by Customer’s agent for nomination and scheduling purposes and all notices provided by the Company to Customer’s agent shall be deemed to have been provided to the Customer.


Designated agents may aggregate loads into an Aggregation Group for purposes of nominating and scheduling delivery of gas for transportation by the Company, as well as for trading imbalances.  All Customers within an Aggregation Group must have the same designated Point of Receipt. The agent wishing to act as an Aggregator on behalf of any Aggregation Group must submit to the Company demonstration that establishes to the satisfaction of the Company the credit worthiness of the Aggregator. The Aggregator shall be responsible for submitting and receiving notices, making nominations and performing other administrative duties required pursuant to Customer’s transportation agreements. Imbalance charges and credits and any applicable overrun charges or penalties shall be based on the combined activity of the Aggregation Group. The Aggregator acting on behalf of an Aggregation Group shall be liable for all imbalance charges and credits, imbalance penalties and Unauthorized Overrun Charges allowed for in the Company’s Transportation Terms and Conditions. The Aggregator shall be presented with a summary invoice for the total month’s transportation related activities provided to the Aggregation Group.


Billing for monthly customer charges and transportation charges for quantities actually delivered shall be based on the readings at each individual meter and load profile of the Customer at such meter. The individual parties in the Aggregation Group shall be liable for all rates, charges and surcharges allowed for in the Company’s Transportation Rate Schedules related to transportation services provided to each Customer individually. Each Customer shall be presented with an invoice for that Customer’s individually billed transportation activities.

Notwithstanding the above provision that the Aggregator shall have primary liability for all imbalance charges and credits, in the event of a default of payment on the part of the Aggregator, the Company reserves the right to seek performance directly from the individual members of the Aggregation Group for each member’s pro rata share of any such charges, based upon the transportation services provided to each Customer during the period related to the Aggregator’s default.