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National Energy Board Export and Import Reporting Regulations (SOR/95-563)

Regulations are current to 2020-03-05


  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every holder of a licence or permit for the exportation of electricity shall submit to the Board, on or before the 15th day of each month, a return for the previous month that contains, for each licence or permit, the following information:

    • (a) the quantities and dollar value, in Canadian currency, of electricity exported, by customer, by type (firm or interruptible) and by class of electricity transfer; and

    • (b) the name and telephone number of the person who prepared the return.

  • (2) Where a permit is issued authorizing, as a border accommodation transfer, the exportation of 1 000 kW or less of power to each customer served pursuant to the permit, the returns referred to in subsection (1) shall be submitted to the Board every six months.

Units of Measurement

  •  (1) For the purposes of these Regulations, all gas shall be measured in units of measurement that meet the requirements of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act, and

    • (a) in the case of volume measurement, shall be expressed as the number of cubic metres the gas would occupy at the standard conditions, namely, at a temperature of 15°C and at an absolute pressure of 101.325 kPa; and

    • (b) in the case of thermal measurement, shall be computed as the number of joules on a dry basis, where dry gas has a moisture content of less than 110 mg/m3.

  • (2) Where volume is measured under conditions of temperature and pressure other than the standard conditions described in paragraph (1)(a), the volume shall be converted to the equivalent under the standard conditions, in accordance with the Ideal Gas Laws, and shall be corrected for deviations from the Ideal Gas Laws in accordance with subsection (3), where the amount of the deviation exceeds one per cent.

  • (3) Correction for deviation from the Ideal Gas Laws shall be based on the tables published in American Gas Association (AGA) Report No. 3, Orifice Metering of Natural Gas and Other Related Hydrocarbon Fluids, as amended from time to time.

  • (4) Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (3), propane, butanes and ethane may be measured in liquid form, in which case the volume measurement shall be computed in cubic metres.

 For the purposes of these Regulations, the units of measurement of liquids, other than liquids determined by the Board to be cryogenic liquids, shall be computed at a temperature of 15°C.

 For the purposes of these Regulations, power and energy shall be measured in units of measurement that meet the requirements of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act.

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