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 Transmittal Letter

 Table of Contents

 Section 1. Goals and Objectives

 Section 2. Separation of Natural Gas Supply,
Transmission, and Storage

  • Code of Conduct and Functional Separation

 Section 3. NWE Natural Gas System

  • Pipeline Interconnections
  • On-System Storage

 Section 4. Resource Needs Assessment

  • Existing Energy Supply Requirements
  • Energy Supply Load Sensitivity and Shape
  • Current Supply Components
  • Energy Supply Storage Utilization
  • Peak Day Supply Adequacy

 Section 5. Long Term Hedging 

  • Ownership of Natural Gas Reserves and Production
  • Long Term Financial Hedging

 Section 6. Resource Acquisition

  • Natural Gas Demand Side Management (DSM) Program
  • Natural Gas DSM Assessment
  • 10-Year Natural Gas DSM Plan
  • specific Natural Gas DSM Programs
  • Natural Gas Acquisition
  • Requests for Proposals

 Section 7. Modeling and Analysis

  • Natural Gas Price Market Trends

 Section 8. Risk Management and Mitigation

  • Storage
  • Layering in Fixed Price Purchases
  • Hard Targets
  • Physical Acquisition
  • Liquidity

 Section 9. Transparency and Documentation

 Attachment 1. Natural Gas System Map

 Complete 42-Page Document 


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