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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.