Prepare Now for Extreme Cold Weather Events

Monday, November 23, 2009

Don we now our rain apparel! Rain in northern California means autumn is here and winter is on its way. Now is the time to prepare for potential extreme cold weather events like Local Curtailments or Involuntary Diversions.

To help its customers prepare for winter and the possibility of an extreme cold weather event, California Gas Transmission has published the 2009 - 2010 edition of Getting Ready for Winter. All CGT customers, balancing agents, core procurement groups and noncore end-use customers will want to be familiar with this information. Getting Ready for Winter explains and suggests actions to prepare for the possibility of an Operational Flow Order, Emergency Flow Order, Involuntary Diversion, or Local Curtailment.

New for the 2009 - 2010 Winter Season is nomination flexibility after an Involuntary Diversion is announced. Previously, if an Involuntary Diversion was announced, all subsequent nomination cycles would be closed while California Gas Transmission performed the necessary inventory updates. In January, 2009, CGT implemented changes to its INSIDEtracc nomination system that will allow shippers to adjust their nominations in each cycle after an Involuntary Diversion event has been called.

As the winter season continues, Pipe Ranger will bring you timely news of any events that may impact CGT's pipeline system. CGT Account Services Representatives are also available to answer any questions you may have regarding winter transportation issues.

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