User Manuals
 
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 Flowing Gas and Invoicing Manuals / Info

 
 

 Capacity Release System (CRS) Manuals / Info

 
Capacity Release System (CRS) Timeline
This document represents Northern's Capacity Release timelines to be in effect April 1, 2016 in accordance with FERC Order 809 (Updated 2/16)

 

 Charts / Graphs

 
DDVC Calculator and Input Guide
The DDVC calculator provides customers an opportunity to create an example of how to determine a delivery point variance between scheduled and actual flow. The secondary tab identifies the supporting documents. (Updated 3/17)

SMS-DDVC Graph During SUL Days (Small Customers)
This graph provides examples of Daily Delivery Variance Charges (DDVCs) for Small Customers during a System Underrun Limitations (SUL) Day as defined in Northern's tariff sheet No. 291 (Updated 8/11)

SMS-DDVC Graph During SOL and Critical Days (Other Than Small Customers)
This graph provides examples of Daily Delivery Variance Charges (DDVCs) for Other Than Small Customers during a System Overrun Limitations (SOL) Day or Critical Day as defined in Northern's tariff sheet No. 291 (Updated 8/11)

SMS-DDVC Graph During SOL and Critical Days (Small Customers)
This graph provides examples of Daily Delivery Variance Charges (DDVCs) for Small Customers during a System Overrun Limitations (SOL) Day or Critical Day as defined in Northern's tariff sheet No. 291 (Updated 8/11)

SMS-DDVC Graph During SUL Days (Other Than Small Customers)
This graph provides examples of Daily Delivery Variance Charges (DDVCs) for Other Than Small Customers during a System Underrun Limitations (SUL) Day as defined in Northern's tariff sheet No. 291 (Updated 8/11)

Right of First Refusal - Timeline
Updated 12/19/12

 
 

 TMS (Nominations & Scheduling) Manuals / Info

 
Alternate Receipt-Delivery - TMS User Guidelines
This document is an overview regarding the implementation of NAESB Standard 1.3.80 and the flexibility of the alternate receipt and delivery points through the use of re-directs of scheduled quantities. (Updated 3/17)

Commonly Used Acronyms
This document contains frequently used and common acronyms used within the natural gas industry as well as Northern (Updated 5/15)

Cycles, Flow Times and EPSQ Volumes
This document contains user guidelines regarding Elapsed-Prorated Scheduled Quantity (EPSQ) on Northern beginning 4/16. (Updated 3/17)

Final 8:00 AM Guidelines
The link above reviews the storage nomination guidelines for the Final 8AM Cycle. (Updated 1/17)

TMS - Elapsed Prorated Scheduled Quantity (EPSQ) Calculator
The EPSQ calculator provides customers an opportunity to determine the EPSQ volumes based on previous cycle’s scheduled quantities. (Updated 4/16)

TMS - Nomination/Scheduling Overview
This document is an overview of nomination and scheduling process for Northern. (Updated 4/16)

TMS - Reduction Reason Codes (Cut Codes)
The link above provides user's of Northern's Throughput Management System (TMS) a list of scheduling reduction codes. (Updated 3/16)

TMS Operator Confirmation User Manual
This manual will provide NNG Operators with instructions on getting started using the Throughput Management System (TMS) (Updated 3/16)

TMS Quick Tips
The above link is a quick reference guide reviewing screen functions in TMS as they relate to; Nominations, Scheduling, Confirmations, Reporting, TMS Hot Keys and Reduction Code Definitions. (Updated 3/16)

TMS-Group Function
This document contains instructions on grouping data in the Throughput Management System. (Updated 3/16)

TMS-Nomination Timeline
This document contains the nomination timeline grid on Northern beginning April 1, 2016. (Updated 3/16)

TMS-Nominations User Manual
This manual will provide you with instructions on getting started using the Throughput Management System (TMS) (Updated 3/16)

TMS-Storage Netting at a Location

 

 Imbalance Trading Manuals / Info

 
Posted Imbalance, Imbalance Resolution Election Processes and Screen Procedures
This manual contains procedures and overview regarding Posted Imbalances, Imbalance Trading and Imbalance Resolution processes and screen procedures. (Updated 4/17)

 

 Storage Info / Worksheets

 
2016 Kansas Tax Worksheet for Estimate of Tax Valuation

2017 Kansas Tax Worksheet for Estimate of Tax Valuation

Deferred Delivery (Storage) Points
The above link lists active deferred delivery points for storage service on Northern and provides POI, DRN, and point name for each deferred delivery point. (Updated 10/16)

FDD Billing Example
The above link takes you to an Excel spreadsheet with a billing example for a 1.0 Bcf FDD contract. In the cell noted, input the cycle quantity for a particular FDD contract to generate the monthly billing for reservation and capacity charges, charges based on cyclical firm injections and withdrawals, and the FDD unit cost at a 100% load factor. (Updated 4/11/07)

FDD Interactive Reference Tool
The above link contains Excel worksheets in which the cycle quantity for a particular FDD contract can be entered and the following information is generated: parameters and flexibilities for the three FDD service options and a spreadsheet depicting different options for early or late inventory fill and withdrawal. Illustrative graphs are also included within the spreadsheet. (Updated 4/11/07)

FDD Market Based Rate Billing Example
The above link contains an Excel spreadsheet with a billing example for a 1.0 Bcf FDD contract and a Market Based Rate of $1.50. (Updated 4/12/07)

FDD Service and Rate Information
The above link contains descriptions of the three FDD service options: GIP, 3-Step, 4-Step. It also contains FDD injection and withdrawal information, parameters and rates. (PDF Format) (Updated 1/10/12)

IDD Billing Analysis Worksheet
Excel worksheet (Updated 3/16/16)

Storage Balancing Optional Service - Overview