TransCanada Files for Leave to Appeal EUB Decision
CALGARY, Alberta – September 21, 2004 – (TSX: TRP) (NYSE: TRP) – TransCanada Corporation today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has filed with the Alberta Court of Appeal for leave to appeal the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board’s (EUB) Decision 2004-069 (Decision) issued August 24, 2004. The Decision relates to NGTL’s General Rate Application-Phase 1, in which NGTL sought, among other things, the EUB’s approval of the forecast 2004 revenue requirement for the Alberta System. NGTL is the legal owner of TransCanada’s Alberta System.
In its Decision, the EUB disallowed approximately $19 million (pre-tax) of NGTL’s applied-for incentive compensation costs. NGTL believes the EUB made errors of law in deciding to deny the inclusion of these costs in NGTL’s revenue requirement. NGTL believes these are necessary costs it will reasonably and prudently incur for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the Alberta System.
TransCanada is a leading North American energy company. We are focused on natural gas transmission and power services with employees who are expert in these businesses. Our network of approximately 39,000 kilometres (24,200 miles) of pipeline tran sports the majority of Western Canada’s natural gas production to the fastest growing markets in Canada and the United States. TransCanada owns, controls or is constructing nearly 4,700 megawatts of power – an equal amount of power can meet the needs of about 4.7 million average households. Our common shares trade under the symbol TRP on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.
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