Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

    November 29, 2012
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    ERCOT Austin Room 206
    7620 Metro Center Dr.
    Austin, TX 78744
    Teleconference: 1-877-668-4493
    Meeting number: 653 772 826
    Meeting password: TAC123!!!



    Antitrust Admonition

    K. Ögelman

    9:30 a.m.


    ERCOT Board Update

    • NPRR466, Asset Depreciation Schedule for Capital Contributions (Vote)
    • PGRR018, Clarify the Prerequisites for Adding a New Generation Resource to the Planning Models and Capacity Demand and Reserves Report (Vote)

    K. Ögelman

    9:35 a.m.


    Approval of Draft November 1, 2012 TAC Meeting Minutes (Vote)

    K. Ögelman

    9:50 a.m.


    Protocol Revision Subcommittee Report

    • Nodal Protocol Revision Requests (NPRRs) (Vote):

    o   NPRR385, Negative Price Floor

    o   NPRR461, Energy Storage Settlements Consistent With PUCT Project 39917 Urgent

    o   NPRR473, Process for Submission of Generation Resource Weatherization Information

    o   NPRR483, REC Program Renewable Resource Self-Reporting MWH Production Data and Metering Requirements

    o   NPRR488, Resource Entity and LSE QSE Designation or Change

    o   NPRR489, Planning Reserve Margin

    o   NPRR497, Corrections to NPRR400 Urgent

    o   NPRR501, Correct ERS Self-Provision Settlement Calculation Urgent

    T. Burke













    9:55 a.m.


    Reliability and Operations Subcommittee Report *

    • NOGRR102, Synchronization with NPRR454, Removal of Unfunded Project List Language (Vote)
    • PGRR021, Synchronization with NPRR454, Removal of Unfunded Project List Language, and Modification of Administrative PGRR Definition (Vote)

    B. Williams

    10:30 a.m.


    Wholesale Market Subcommittee Report*

    • SMOGRR013, Synchronization with NPRR454, Removal of Unfunded Project List Language, and Modification of Administrative SMOGRR Definition (Vote)

    J. Bevill

    10:45 a.m.


    Retail Market Subcommittee Report*

    R. Bevill

    11:00 a.m.


    Commercial Operations Subcommittee Report*

    • Confirmation of Tony Marsh as COPS Vice-Chair (Vote
    • Settlement Timeline Workshop Update

    H. Basaran


    J. Galvin

    11:15 a.m.


    Market Enhancements Task Force Report*

    • Summary and Review of the Real-Time Market Enhancement Strawman and the Hour-Ahead Market Proposals (Possible Vote)

    K. Ragsdale

    11:30 a.m.




    12:00 p.m.


    ERCOT Operations, Planning, and IT Report

    • ERCOT Business Practice, Setting the Shadow Price Caps and Power Balance Penalties in Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (Vote)
    • TAC Annual Review of  the Value of q as Defined in Protocol Section 3.8.3, Quick Start Generation Resources (Vote)
    • 30-Minute ERS Pilot Update


    D. Maggio


    M. Tozer


    M. Patterson


    12:45 p.m.


    Annual TAC and TAC Subcommittee Structure Review Update

    • Revised TAC Procedures (Vote)

    K. Ögelman

    1:45 p.m.


    Other Business

    • Future Agenda Items

    o   TAC Review:  Minimum PTP Option Bid Price Per Protocol Section 7.7.1, Charging of PTP Option Award Fee

    o   TAC Review:  Market Impacts of the Dollar Value of Energy for Generation Resources Committed by the RUC Process Per Protocol Section, Energy Offer Curve for RUC-Committed Resources


    K. Ögelman

    2:15 p.m.




    2:30 p.m.

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