TransCanada Corp (TransCanada or 'the company') is a North American energy infrastructure company focused on natural gas and oil pipelines, power generation, and natural gas storage facilities. The company operates in seven Canadian provinces, 35 US states and Mexico.
TransCanada operates through three business segments: natural gas pipelines, energy, and liquids pipelines.
TransCanada's natural gas pipelines move natural gas from major sources of supply to locations or markets that use natural gas to meet their energy needs. The natural gas pipeline business builds, owns and operates a network of natural gas pipelines in North America that connects locations where gas is produced or interconnects with other pipelines to end customers such as local distribution companies, power generation facilities, industrial operations and other pipeline interconnects or end-users. The network includes pipelines that are buried underground and transport natural gas under high pressure; compressor stations that act like pumps to move the large volumes of natural gas along the pipeline; and meter stations that record the amount of natural gas coming on the network at receipt locations and leaving the network at delivery locations.
The company operates a total of 67,300 kilometers (km) network of natural gas pipelines including wholly-owned natural gas pipelines of 56,600 kilometers (km) and partially owned natural gas pipelines of 10,700 km. TransCanada also have regulated natural gas storage facilities in Michigan with a total capacity of 250 billion cubic feet (Bcf).
The company operates natural gas pipelines and regulated natural gas storage assets in Canada, the US and Mexico. The Canadian pipelines include, NGTL System of 24,544 km which receives, transports and delivers natural gas within Alberta and British Columbia and connects with the Canadian Mainline, Foothills system and third-party pipelines. The Canadian Mainline is of 14,114 km which transports natural gas from the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and the Ontario in the US border to serve eastern Canada and interconnects to the US. The Canadian pipelines also include Foothills of 1,241 km which transports natural gas from central Alberta to the US border for export to the US Midwest, Pacific northwest, California; and Nevada and Trans Quebec & Maritimes (TQM) of 572 km which connects with Canadian Mainline near the Ontario/Quebec border to transport natural gas to the Montreal to Quebec City corridor, and connects with the Portland pipeline system that serves the northeast US.
The US pipelines of the company has full ownership in ANR Pipeline of 15,109 km which transports natural gas from supply basins to markets throughout the mid-west and south to the Gulf of Mexico with ANR Storage of 250 Bcf. The US pipelines also include TC Offshore with 958 km which gathers and transports natural gas within the Gulf of Mexico with subsea pipeline and seven offshore platforms to connect in Louisiana with the ANR pipeline system. The other pipelines which the company partly own includes, Bison (488 km), Gas Transmission Northwest (2,216 km), Great Lakes (3,404 km), Iroquois (669 km), North Baja (138 km), Northern Border (2,264 km), Portland (475 km) and Tuscarora (491 Km).
The Mexican pipelines include Guadalajara of 315 km which transports natural gas from Manzanillo, Colima to Guadalajara, Jalisco; and Tamazunchale of 365 km which transports natural gas from Naranjos, Veracruz in east central Mexico to Tamazunchale, San Luis Potosi and on to El Sauz, Queretaro.
TransCanada's energy segment includes a portfolio of power generation assets in Canada and the US, and unregulated natural gas storage assets in Alberta. The company own, control or are developing approximately 13,100 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity powered by natural gas, nuclear, coal, hydro, wind and solar assets. TransCanada owns or has interests in 20 power generation facilities enough to power more than 13 million homes. The power business in Canada is mainly located in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The power business in the US, is located in New York, New England, and Arizona.
Canadian Power asset has 8,571 MW of power generation capacity (including facilities under construction) and Western Power asset has 2,609 MW of power supply in Alberta and the western US. The Eastern Power asset has 2,939 MW of power generation capacity (including facilities under construction), Bruce Power asset has 3,023 MW of power generation capacity through eight nuclear power units and the US Power asset has power generation capacity of 4,533 MW. Additionally, TransCanada owns and operates approximately 118 Bcf of unregulated natural gas storage capacity in Alberta and hold a contract with a third party for additional storage. When combined with the regulated natural gas storage in Michigan, TransCanada provides over 350 Bcf of natural gas storage and related services.
Through liquids pipeline segment, the company connects Alberta and the US crude oil supplies to the US refining markets in Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as connecting the US crude oil supplies from the Cushing, Oklahoma hub to refining markets in the US Gulf Coast. The company operates Keystone Pipeline System of 4,247 km which transports crude oil from Hardisty, Alberta, to US markets at Wood River and Patoka Illinois; Cushing, Oklahoma; and Port Arthur, Texas. The company also operates Cushing Marketlink which transports crude oil from the market hub at Cushing, Oklahoma to the Port Arthur, Texas refining market on facilities that form part of the Keystone Pipeline System.
The company also owns pipelines under construction including Houston Lateral and Houston Terminal (77 km), Keystone Hardisty Terminal, Grand Rapids Pipeline (460 km) and Northern Courier Pipeline (90 km). The pipelines under development include, Bakken Marketlink, Keystone XL (1,897 km), Heartland Pipeline and TC terminals (200 km), Energy East Pipeline (4,600 km) and Upland Pipeline (460 km).
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-- About the Company - Historical Details, Current Ownership Structure and basic overview of TransCanada Corp in terms of revenue, net income, and operating income.
-- Financials - Details about TransCanada Corp listing status, annual financial reports (for the past 5 years), key financial highlights and region wise and category wise breakdown of their net revenue.
-- Products / Services - Listing of the company’s entire portfolio along with description of individual products / services providing a clear picture of their target audience.
-- Company SWOT Analysis - Outlines TransCanada Corp’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats facing the company.
-- Recent Developments - Showcases TransCanada Corp’s recent developments including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, new product launches, investment and divestment plans.
-- Strategic Evaluation - Provides an overview of TransCanada Corp’s corporate goals and strategic initiatives and evaluates their outcomes along with outlining any persisting legal issues and outlook of our in-house analyst panel on the particular company.
-- Technology Landscape - Details how the company allocates its IT budget across the core areas of its business, CIO/CTO Profile, Key IT Initiatives and Deals undertaken buy the company at present along with outlook.
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1. About the Company
1.1 History and Basic Facts
1.2 Ownership Structure and Key Executives
1.3 Head Office
1.4 Other Locations & Subsidiaries
1.5 List of Competitors
1.6 Employee Count & Distribution
2.1 Company Type (Listed / Unlisted)
2.2 Annual Statements
2.3 Key Financial Highlights
2.4 Region-wise Breakdown
3. Product / Services
4. SWOT Analysis
4.1 SWOT Overview
5. Recent Developments
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Business Expansion / Divestment
6. Strategic Evaluation
6.1 Corporate Strategy
6.2 Legal Issues
6.3 Analyst Outlook
7. Technology Landscape
-- 7.1.1 Industry Snapshot
-- 7.1.2 IT Spend
-- 7.1.3 Key Information Technology Trends
-- 7.2.1 IT Overview
-- 7.2.2 Key IT Technologies
-- 7.2.3 Recent IT Initiatives
-- 7.2.4 IT Outsourcing Engagements
-- 7.2.5 Key IT Management
-- 7.2.6 CIO/CTO Profile
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