TC Energy (TRP)

Francois Poirier President and Chief Executive Officer
Don Marchand Former CFO
Joel Hunter Executive Vice President
Glenn Menuz Vice President and Controller
Corey Hessen President Power and Storage
David Moneta Vice President Investor Relations
Bevin Wirzba Executive Vice President of Strategy
Stan Chapman President U.S. and Mexico Natural Gas Pipelines
Tracy Robinson President Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and Coastal GasLink
Robert Kwan RBC Capital Markets
Ben Pham BMO
Jeremy Tonet J.P. Morgan
Robert Catellier CIBC Capital Markets
Linda Ezergailis TD Securities
Robert Hope Scotiabank
Andrew Kuske Credit Suisse
Michael Lapides Goldman Sachs
Praneet Satish Wells Fargo
Matt Taylor Tudor Pickering, Holt and Co
Patrick Kenny National Bank Financial
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Thank you for standing by. This is the conference Operator. Welcome to the TC Energy Third Quarter 2021 Results Conference Call.

As a reminder, all participants are in listen-only mode, and the conference is being recorded. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Instructions]. [Operator like Investor conference Relations, now Moneta, to turn President Vice please to would over the David I go ahead.

David Moneta

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Francois Poirier

good the morning this on and joining David, of today. appreciate you, I'm you the day. very so this for you us year, us really everyone. Thank day Thank is we reporting busy told busiest joining

third report, North American assets very of As well. energy our quarter diversified in perform to outlined our continues infrastructure portfolio

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us contracts capital underpinned and and program the generate consistent our with are be to cash secured risk long-term regulation Our projects to earnings cost preferences. giving will long-held visibility service of and continues by flow these

to RFI of began an In the to overwhelmingly renewable XXXX. ongoing our beyond, fruition to the continue use maintenance portion need This of we renewable XXXX another people and asset reliably response. positive to megawatts load, and energy our modernization, electrify X begun energy our of of over quarter of second we regulated expect the on. plans the refurbishment gas deliver has and had have we expansion, the decarbonizing you'll pipeline Negotiations footprint. to for while includes network. Power looking Now, quarter to year a capacity completing hear many next pipeline reactors, first on similar network, own as detail Bruce our high-quality electrify in more the natural and we The opportunities to later anticipate And that come process process

project, and sequestration Pembina the transportation with carbon Motors. with in also partnership with Nikola Irving clean Beyond hydro projects also large-scale energy initiatives hubs hydrogen in progressing and the hydro production project we're Creek and that, Alberta, Ontario Oil, pumped pumped including Canyon

expect As new of exceed next to levels. over sanction to several with with hope a we than years, $X the risk-adjusted more historical billion projects that returns and annually we result, consistent

origination demonstrated during Our the XXXX set quite vast. visibly capabilities opportunity and ahead were teams lies that is

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of this deliver larger modest change we the opportunity generational continue will through given While believe our total leverage, is us our business, previous capital outlook superior our to prudent for long-term remains before growth by of performance and future internally to have affordable and cash portion our a programs It supported generated flow, allow fund us. shareholder strong the moderate we returns.

intensity to the I'm know, while achieve XXXX. outline by reports our net-zero and proud we've lower that set XXXX data with to emissions last we targets are detail growing operations and that XX returns our report from XX% by measurable our position our you our This These released to step with emissions our them. As on delivering week commitments sustainability XX sustainably. our sustainability, That's reduction come targets, committed emissions these next why journey by Company we our in sustainability XXXX plan. to specific, on business includes support ESG the GHG sheet,

we tcenergy.com in we holding to ourselves to empower Not and that future. but I'm planet, the and advanced mental confident Company now, -- commitment areas. in also the are being areas which indigenous we and We learn diversity, capabilities, commitments health. advance mindset, includes in at summary these in the vision energy for us these how committed and accountable shared to of protect encourage psychological has you in are read create innovation, are North technical team committed summary, found our our And reconciliation, our be the premier the I our of to the America. just infrastructure safety, prosperity. to In innovative required which people, -- the documents, work talented can

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continue our reliably needs decisions decarbonizing energy to goals our to support assets. business while society's meet Our

$XX of we will always, end, to grow to program, to capital programs year's financial and capital poised billion delivering grow returns. prudently And secured our per expect years. XX record is billion our by solid to total as superior position. which the our to fund forward, to we grow maintain our Looking Ultimately, goal substantially over continue shareholder dividends our earnings, track build long on and is share, cash-flow,

Now, our third I over on for Joel some it turn results. quarter to will comments

Joel Hunter

everyone. Thanks, Francois morning, and good

share per $XXX $X.XX Net today, for period shares our compared or outlined the common Income in quarter, $X.XX XXXX. million share attributable in earlier million was to the As $XXX in to results per or same third issued

XXXX. period common were XL as outlined as $X.XX XXXX management expense the also payments comparable included in corresponding million Year-to-date $XXX earnings this and associated with for quarter The up guidance, related gains These share of of earnings and to million report. in from our business. or changes further Third are from on compared employees other to and well per comparable earnings. one-time offered the by $XX quarter per Comparable X% specific in discuss our or specific earlier results unrealized XXXX $XX an costs. quarter include after-tax items, common strong and common transition eligible it's Keystone associated supported certain million are retirement share third activities, year the voluntary per excluded to losses risk $XXX program underlying the million performance charge preservation slide, in with after-tax share $X.XX third

declined during U.S. third QX and filed primarily the with XXXX. settlement in EBITDA from fell pull strong Xst, can million due section EBITDA from a Gas, third and which business resulting contributions our rates and each as the pipelines, billion offset primarily third the transportation $XX third business income, outage Mainline the found higher increase to incentive impact Columbia million the to by third by to XXXX, margins. approval February few as comparable variance following segments realized our of due million translation in $XXX by I XXXX, a quarter at was on In But XXXX, XX. $XX pipelines of higher for $XXX to principle following comparable effective storage to The FERC quarter higher well $XX due in million quarter by to segment net the operating operating by explanations days decreased XXXX pipelines currency Canadian our anticipate Mainline. was an year-over-year. of on million create FERC comparable U.S. for comparable of marketing similar in was results XX. will increased We lower EBITDA earnings partially pull-through unit third X Liquid's to to comparable quarter power due despite does one not than activities, quarter, million offset Slide to Power, depreciation financial due EBITDA to lower increased flow-through EBITDA Liquids Power expenses, on gas that report. $X.X reduced headwinds. of Canadian mainly Canadian million gas its changes application to $XX charges, depreciation lower earnings plant compared comment the $XXX U.S. of settlement the Bruce by quarter higher cessation XXXX, October million in the Detailed be depreciation earnings. $XX Turning primarily due from partially prices. lower

average with translated For of was EBITDA all rate $XXX $XXX U.S. income, denominating compared the period in same exchange into quarter parts Canadian pipelines Mexico U.S. and Liquids of our XXXX, dollars businesses and in an XXXX. including using pipelines, to for dollar third gas

actively was on U.S. streams of comparable naturally While revenue reported in XXXX the by exposure denominated denominated comparative not on significant said dollar part corresponding the as U.S., residual rolling impact our increased EBITDA. weakening currency X-year $XX with a U.S. comparable a considerable year-over-year earnings overall hedged, managing That million Canadian a drag dollar are basis. dollars EBITDA forward the was

third XXXX, XX, depreciated. the few higher expense year-over-year, capitalized a exchange Keystone to primary rate quarter to XL the the mainline Income the in million and our due XXXX. Now, to and to mainly to exposure million speak due $XX foreign net to income rose Pipeline million was cessation being EBITDA. for below of project. gains a for denominated earnings in similar of lower included primarily comparable derivatives $XX Comparable manage I'll to incomparable movements earnings the expense Canadian other dollar to Slide third fully quarter, largely section due in was interest XXXX variances third on income. XXXX compared realized included Depreciation amortization on interest Interest the quarter realized used $XX tax X to was turning of compared losses to U.S.

rate Excluding are AFUDC equity a item pipelines. with pipelines along regulated U.S. where Canadian taxes gas variable flow-through and income income quite thus and

We continue same LP $XX Income our mid attributable to decreased year. be to year, this million full-year tax relative last period Comparable normalized the to interest to Net TC as result a high-teens. by expect XXXX the earlier rate the to non-controlling primarily PipeLines of buy-in completed in

senior U.S. notes Slide billion X-year U.S. $X.X October notes in the generated funds third unsecured of issued fixed at turning combined during Now, $X.X of $X of of capital and notes XX, rate In we XX-year from we and, billion program. X.X%. X% invested comparable fixed $X.XX to billion comprised at totaled rate quarter a U.S. operations $X.XX billion our billion

March Slide turning $XX billion our of dollars this $XXX for left be attributed and $X preferred X our through Starting share $XX.X in maintenance XX, sources the total over and approximately to TC in of including and to the XX $XX billion May. forecasted Now, of redemption other years are illustrates acquisition in column, dividends expenditures, capital to capital Pipeline's graphic projected series billion a reflecting funds XXXX million requirements XXXX. uses the billion, completed

buy-in, $X.X in highlights approximately billion common XL flow combination the Canadian is scheduled issued debt the residual maintaining March. cash medium-term second equivalent notes October. we to in million paper, financial column of that leaves billion a completed recoveries. expect approximately in our Pipelines unsecured issued of strong commercial debt, issued and offering billion notes dollars, expected and $X billion of TC of billion of The fund pitch through pursuant subordinated senior The generated maturities $X to position. of with $X notes XX dollars need of incremental right shares normal and a $XXX internally program project Keystone June, to far course column in That excludes the refinancing junior consistent

low-risk credit Now XX. robust, resilient, operational our to reflect In results our turning closing, business strong continue footprint the with and of our growing financial Slide extensive to quality strategy program. along our asset demonstrate capital

well assets, to a us position organizational strength, set capitalize and today's unparalleled business as which mix enduring of future. opportunity serve as Our capabilities, energy network financial model, allow of to the on us vast the evolving will needs,

of end our Francois dividend That's expect back position, to maintain my programs Q&A. leverage, of as X% period growth, forward at for annual capital moderate shareholder through Looking long-term fund sizable dividend to mentioned, modified in to our dividend turn X%, order already to programs call our rate allow strong financial growth have commentary flow, We future which us of ratios, we a to over I the near-term and our our will total the to fund David during utility-like portion outlook. now an will payout now our of enhance average returns. superior this conservative larger the remarks, deliver generated and our cash capital continue internally prepared increase

David Moneta

Thanks, Great. Joel.

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Robert Kwan

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Joel Hunter

here. Joel It's Robert. Hi,

CEO First our program, we and coming least we today, the or so $X with annually years. billion $X -- announcing is do say with capital for to of this to projects no equity far year, need $XX given to billion ATM, in this answer year there we'd the at and billion question along that sanction your need respect expect

equity. there no So equity. consider need opportunities of would we excess we see this, for If are common in

However, we through have at to -- everything we lens. look a per-share

So we'd accretive to long-term to be shareholders add have and value.

Francois Poirier

monetize I And monetizing at have to sources to alternative. that, think an can we external as to to something something do us me, compete be look into the do in to funding the capital and We your through respect another. question consider with rotate Robert, internal add the in It's absolutely and asset to extent, they program equity of capital, with seen all we the prepared and mature you've growth one they excuse past, are the or future. and growth. whether would assets Columbia

Robert Kwan


to test answer and a just these that clarify, are Joel, trying was But is of other. more just little you're And So to you of weighed sounded maybe going different all absolute best accretion. say option they're got bit proceed? against like an it because you've your though options to going each Francois, how the get to

Francois Poirier


way our make to going that's exactly weigh that, of Robert, I we're program characterized to going options it, forward. fund choice our all how think to the the is as and we're how you going we

action. we the option to this issue have I I capital, think option equity, always our think always internal jealously we was know, it's, counts with of our that but an going guard share will rotate to you preferred is, extent to we where Joel retain course the be and

Robert Kwan

you've last got little project that still U.S. then this [Indiscernible] a under dollars, systems -- VR you lots you of quarter, the project WR a just other billion quarter got And Perfect. the compressor about you stations. to you've additional with total full here. just see opportunity announcements? type quarter pace in we of can potential -- of kind that Can one had expect are the had talk What

Francois Poirier

Robert. ask a proof question, to give That's color. some then I'll some and that points I'll a Stan provide great and start add

will existing published project talked modernizing one our objectives. for and them assets. our we And about and the additional memory the for Stan, really going about of levers GHG achieve me, As we that think serves are and last sanction you, good Over plan reduction billion WR if And we color. are forward. VR our us of of project, more examples which to was to think and of week, $X.X identified I projects those I X see infrastructure

Stan Chapman

Thanks, Francois. continuing team. next to equal, X% of our should down Robert about this about my start the I've our given and said that billion assets be Today, I capital. would doing and Give saying the compression U.S, points. expectation I look several probably by about we growth electrify in size or and Hello, to data years. originating continue fleet any emissions way the by our And XXX,XXX COX that to drives One before expect of that given of by breadth is our tons. going $X that year, we're is is fleet. reduces you All things driven. electric at some compression for

call units. going units what fleet XX up the of forward though. These today XX% speed About our to we years opportunity compressor be Here's set could older old. slow is

to reliability older strategy this VR access, point, be the like today, inefficient WR, driver going the that footprint. The be So are system. fit you fire we a plants plants generation our replace our projects, data gas Columbia from well or that the to scheduled with retirement for linked are drive driven, gigawatts between this about like-for-like now of well main project, for to these retirement and other compression Elwood XX just standpoint ANR within sit very give with as mine XX compression compression here And generate or capacity there coal a electric newer miles to coal dual done XXXX this of all of may technology. to and and coal as XX we've Wisconsin we look continue may we're to that across

respect that but going with of going expands specifically about be I emissions us but So in up electric that's of ultimately much retired. customers, Midwest, exactly that to say WR the be the recently [Indiscernible] driven. thousand down of not about electric WR that Project expand to with new right we've majority that a can't of is and replaced coal-fire it forward. announced bit the Corey's of the at of we year does, Across capacity A a a to that's with conjunction dollars given today. units us what That is target-rich to billion a our you that XXX to And renewables, tell drive we've look that be we're system inefficient for a going gives our green now. any you going seen our opportunity allow who replace be power happen and provider portion our originate megawatts team, these to drives. to in only will how tune would do is generation with set, the newer our X,XXX gas-fired in seen of loads. we're year I going firmed But When older Project ability it to with fee what environment this

Robert Kwan

thanks very That's much. great,

Francois Poirier

Thanks, Robert.


next go BMO. Please Our ahead. question Ben comes of from Pham

Ben Pham

are your in to a if more rate? are morning. you Good range. reaffirming X% a Thanks. growth X% check to driven of EBITDA that growth wanted cash new guidance longer-term also flow I business growth But [Indiscernible] to

Francois Poirier

Thanks for that question, Ben.

retain we What said that lower remarks is directionally prepared cash One that that's growth over targets. And to dividend and into affordable. a more absolutely moderating leverage really the think X% invest grow is programs, growth time our in second growth the slightly the is we dividend I for two to flow to X% is considered accurate. reasons. to our in

to dividend at that above So to growth a that X%. X% implicit that is earnings rate by what's of definition, in that and grow expected targeted cash our is rate -- are flow

Ben Pham

targets, been what maybe cash-flow clarify That's payout pretty there that Day? Is Okay. from change you've on your any is that Xth you be even -- any there. ratio with some will between posted to Investor to consistent our more there XX% wanted of XX%, I or

Francois Poirier

think see given revolving having retaining rate for the being range, to opportunity payout the flow more cash payout that of emissions, And and in both flow. on on flow it overtime to we grow a fact that above virtue our expect value robust and prudent well by to earnings very energy at we basis. continuing we the forward, from around long-term transition ratio ratios be Ben. and growth And us basis going a I lowering earnings cash was cash lower an targeted like again, utility see X% that our as levels X% we you to -- see mentioned, levels thought

Ben Pham

Those questions. you. Thank my Okay. two are Great.

David Moneta

Ben. Thanks


Our Tonet Jeremy go question from J.P. Please next comes Morgan. ahead. of

Jeremy Tonet

Good Hi. morning.

as as the going how here, thinking is Just wondering can developments major with of forward concerned, with Energy any we Analyst just with TC to And should us. the anything in Day some team you up other seat messaging we as that share just new new of be strategy, want as kind or type pick far prior the there's far management if question have there. the you of elements think about last about

Francois Poirier

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Corey Hessen

taking Glad you Thank calling you you, to time. Francois. in appreciate Hi, Jeremy. today, the have

more one schedule serve stage now negotiations going we assets U.S. And we the selections, we've calls, in and I've a generation. of then to And each our -- in where through expect able mentioned, As be and our liquids have exclusive a in specifically. renewable X,XXX they're [Indiscernible] and in previous our our we are of going reached promised, announce projects or systematically choices a megawatts how process the as to electrify those to QX to of the

Jeremy Tonet

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Francois Poirier

Nikola then bit using a I provide to an more I'll will -- ask start and as detail with Corey little example.

is Jeremy, the through and course a producing, in the what exactly hydrogen, respect of we've critical about over energy forward primarily transition. which transportation gas moving of the gaseous year is With and learned, it's how things assets natural our transporting to last Company. day, One molecule, do every our with generating, is storing, we to infrastructure

the very type our And joint So with kinds could Nikola of opportunity of sort going forward. of our base perhaps counterparties of these more Nikola, themselves the of with skill really and opportunities. Jeremy. asset we to see sets development with that frame have going those -- to if respect But you're up you lend Corey, other for well to agreements size

Corey Hessen

that'd Yeah, great. be

to we our be team as to think unique provides I bring investigate can a think energy that how the capabilities hydrogen us is economy. it part the core to about opportunity a way skill Nikola core of new our sets,

And power about think load storage that a a day hub and specifically, XXX view, about so point-of-view, view it participating gigawatt matches agenda of our requires of ton in a from normal, power. it per we match

our to And leverage and can this we we molecules reinforce our to renewable those foresee wind, the important bring point-to-point in operating by again, of and side load. so asset infrastructure this most our a to power evaluate participate those assets the the But from can that we participate that transmission building partners to is, service can learn base systematically our electrolyzes together. hydrogen once energy in with -- and A, which able participate solar, storage, then that existing B, can team we we existing capabilities to like to wider I'd part And and be include opportunity. such our of

Jeremy Tonet

Thank helpful. you. it. That's very Got

Francois Poirier

Jeremy. Thanks,


next Markets. comes CIBC from Capital Robert ahead. question Our go Please of Catellier

Robert Catellier

a growth I'd to for back you. announcement dividend go minute. the to like Thank

is a level, statements specific I leverage near-term reduction or in a this dividend under opposed see to to evaluation? like as -- long-term think is near-term that as sounds payout I growth see you that morning leverage a metric constant it need at there's it change the And those wonder a rate. really really And conferencing a if a outlook. change growth certain a given ratio such the the in you'd characterize really in in through as

Francois Poirier

sure that's It's we're to and comments. get Company. And years. situations maintaining want is free income Robert. we And dynamic our Balance growth see where strong reductions tremendous shareholders, see, and there also capture because we to make several that and I'll started Joel be and be I'll even to opportunistic don't the for others throw next earnings cash-flow our time. a dry here we capital X% balancing have allocate that, additional providing rate This something to cash-flow, The for energy the over will but and think additional that continue grow Thanks within strong metrics. idea into to appropriately growing through provide evaluation to powder. dividend we're a the you Balance over I Certainly, rate. ask evaluate to for very emissions We process at simply constantly can put, a transition ourselves Sheet a above X it we above to us to opportunities opportunity is comment. stronger the Joel, Sheet going I'll maintain to extent

Joel Hunter

thanks, for the Yes, Robert Francois question. and thanks

get time, CS will that over stronger X/X we X into particularly metrics leverage time mentioned, that EBITDA over the more I down. at time. we to Francois you the these want look As over get range in grow our like and when

That Francois capacity. our important just have think additional said, for you if that I the to as powder, dry bolsters us, Sheet. will, it's Balance for

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Robert Catellier

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Corey Hessen

Project Corey. of the Bruce The remainder decade. Phase to is XXXX. Hi, going X-phase it is X. a X would Robert. project think up I as is Power The take it the about that's to refers It's the rate way of right execution approved is on meaning under The there's the $XXX construction all X, we cold approximately to now, the capital. of as to which is and operations. Phase million what plant, would nuclear we just side refer no risk

by in it's we on progress phase-by-phase and of objectives expect phase of process the have based schedule that can and XXXX X. Phase will of facility. and the for X,XXX and attained a side their nonnuclear Each meeting goal So for in primarily goals been megawatts year-to-date cost through improvements be approved the funded


comes Securities. question Our next go ahead. Ezergailis of from Please Linda TD

Linda Ezergailis

too growth of but rating deliberations is much potentially much conversations in wondering agencies pending Thank a rate of in dividend if a consideration don't that? interest, appropriate I'm sort dividend, like any but factor, an maybe considering upon any, secondary, converging for other debt high of how of changes on your were you. there example, tax anything to were the time any want just also, with and were factors it any well, I or your and so belaboring spend that the jurisdictions your as

Joel Hunter

It's Thanks, Linda. Joel here.

made our pressure would cash no redeploy was there's to ratings [Indiscernible], that say was no our that that there retain more with we prudent on discussions was that we business. our This the a decision on into found metrics. own flow First, to

whatsoever. no we call regular do there's them, the no whatsoever pressure from we of want again, net ratings to rate emphasize, But pressure So them to update I is have out did this mention just ratings, here. with but

Linda, in at OECD. come final actually legislation mean, any it's days moving on can lot to till all there's look they at that, Canada, tax We'll relates in of make we what's tax changes where the if out through you position. impact it our parts tax As have wait there's the determination of any actually comes before to U.S., the saw I early here changes, a

the that X% we into to your them did don't did X% early have and So any speculate, to factor dividend, decision to want on hear on nor days we again, pressure very but [Indiscernible] whatsoever. the from that did not

Linda Ezergailis

might to on on beyond EBITDA remind any that inflation. year earnings context place. wondering parts provide what protections that well. But the tailwind your very we helpful. have there of would moving or us net as think and might lot can when you you see if the what of And I'm in be versus for next headwinds, And context. if we can for percentage us moving outlook just a Maybe is the update of Appreciate

Francois Poirier

Francois. one. I'll take Thanks, Linda, that it's

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Linda Ezergailis

Thank you.

David Moneta

Linda. Thanks,


Hope go ahead. Our next of question Scotiabank. Rob Please comes from

Robert Hope

Morning, everyone.

risk question cost. thinking regarding forward GasLink. you're the in the about slip the schedule higher the you on Can as Just and there as the update how well Coastal capital on first us path capital at

Tracy Robinson

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Robert Hope

of previously positives contemplation was discussed? So like any there's no

Tracy Robinson

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So expect construction. out disruption don't we we're in and there doing a it

Robert Hope

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Bevin Wirzba

opportunity on. only Pembina to is partner -- with days, multiyear Rob. not our other and it's is have the industry industry what for a the solution in more but that We're one solution looking industry, at at competitive this feedback where Rob, provide as ourselves, Canadian we're energy broader for our focused a a parties folks potentially as emissions industry Thanks Bevin is We've and that early source that industry both basin, aspect other the But effort. could and well really approach. repurposing relooking getting as a from set be sediment deal this great points long-life it leveraging with assets here. of It's to -- solution our well is competitive an Western assets,

Robert Hope

you. Thank

David Moneta

Thanks, Rob.


of ahead. Kuske Andrew from Suisse. comes go question next Please Credit Our

Andrew Kuske

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Francois Poirier

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Stan Chapman

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Tracy Robinson

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Andrew Kuske

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Francois Poirier

Andrew. Very much so,

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Andrew Kuske

Okay. Thank very much. you

David Moneta

Thanks, Andrew.


Next of Please question from comes Goldman Sachs. go Lapides Michael ahead.

Michael Lapides

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Francois Poirier

with recovery and go to back But start we'll Bevin, the then fill with respect to will the Joel.

Bevin Wirzba

Michael. Thank you, Yes.

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Joel Hunter

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Francois Poirier

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are of to simply increased the solutions value commercial trying those We actually working recoveries. find on that

Michael Lapides

detailed you thank Appreciate the answer. guys. it, Got

David Moneta

Thanks, Michael.


Wells Please go next Fargo. Satish Our comes ahead. from question Praneeth of

Praneet Satish

if forward, your this? you or this the the on taxes If U.S., tax this minimum in business, a Thanks. help any NOLs or I'm corporations. do to to the wondering the side Good impact have on proposal XX% morning. went U.S. on of on here credits will could offset impose cash comment any you have

Joel Hunter

Joel Puneet. Yes. Thanks, It's here.

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Praneet Satish

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Francois Poirier

risk over But don't of we outside band to any that falling the see time.

carbon at of we're at electrification, As with renewables. weighted with basis, of confident that And within opportunities. our looking very the grid, seen Nikola X% average in range. course On opportunities with opportunities capital as hydrogen the to couple even are be to X% spent we looking fall we're over a that, the and we're us predominance from being of other going able the What you've through the years last to basis X% Energy Upgrade. And range. include transition Upgrade MCR that the both the at in to within Canada been roughly falls our of average X% include on Bruce gas, the XX.X% nonetheless, X.XX% weighted still But where beneath that on incentives. based Power, deemed the to fall return investments fall prescribed of with XX% a return X% X% on range on to we've the and rates able range. equity equity above

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Praneet Satish

Perfect. Thank you.

David Moneta

Thanks, Praneet


of Co. go question next from Our and Tudor Please comes Taylor Holt Matt ahead. Pickering,

Matt Taylor

here. from question my want Yes. Only Thanks taking me. for

if producers looking there from carbon of conversations that net-zero opportunities seeing about emissions any partner gas transported cargoes, offer being preference. to where guys reduce LNG there and are to As to you any there's is are

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Stan Chapman

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equal. are we the I think generally value like where we things in chain, all

Francois Poirier

you've color got on maybe additional the you on provide Don, R&D, if some initiatives topic some of could that of the going.

Don Marchand

I could. Appreciate Francois. that

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Matt Taylor

for Thanks Great. taking questions. my

David Moneta

Matt. Thanks,


National Patrick Please Bank of go comes question Our from next Financial. ahead. Kenny

Patrick Kenny

Good you. Thank morning, everybody.

and GasLink follow-up a Coastal more on on Just side. the cost

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Tracy Robinson

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Joel Hunter

Tracy. Thanks,

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Patrick Kenny

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build-out, risk-adjusted mitigating experience order how curious, to risks in your your diversify strategy returns? the around influencing might CGL just just be during So your and this maximize

Corey Hessen

Hi, the for Patrick. It's Thanks Corey. question.

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Patrick Kenny

Great. Appreciate the color I'll leave there. it


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Francois Poirier

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