Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting


    January 03, 2013
    9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    ERCOT Austin Room 206
    7620 Metro Center Dr.
    Austin, TX 78744
    Teleconference: 1-877-668-4493
    Meeting number: 653 669 524
    Meeting password: TAC123!!!

    Agenda

    1.

    Antitrust Admonition

     

    K. Hobbs

    9:30 a.m.

    2.

    Election of 2013 TAC Chair and Vice-Chair (Vote)

     

    K. Hobbs

    9:35 a.m.

    3.

    ERCOT Board Update

    • Respond to Board Resettlement Question Related to NPRR461, Energy Storage Settlements Consistent With PUCT Project 39917, (Vote)
    • Review Alternatives to Definition of Wholesale Storage Load Created by NPRR461

    K. Ögelman

    9:40 a.m.

    4.

    Approval of Draft November 29, 2012 TAC Meeting Minutes (Vote)

     

    Chair

    10:25 a.m.

    5.

    Protocol Revision Subcommittee Report

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

    o   NPRR474, Clarification of Price Correction Principles and Associated Timelines

    o   NPRR492, Addition of System Lambda Information

    o   NPRR493, Half-Hour RUC Clawback

    o   NPRR496, Revise West Hub Definition Due to Permanent Topology Change

    o   NPRR498, Cleanup of ERCOT Finance and Audit Committee Responsibilities in Operational Audits

    o   NPRR499, Revisions to Digital Certificate Holder Qualification Requirements

    o   NPRR506, Correction of Reconfiguration SASM Language Inconsistency Urgent

    o   NPRR507, Correction of PTP Obligation Settlement Language Related to NPRR322 and NPRR470 Urgent

    T. Burke

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    10:30 a.m.

    6.

    Revision Requests Previously Tabled by TAC (Vote):

    • NPRR489, Planning Reserve Margin
    • PGRR018, Clarify the Prerequisites for Adding a New Generation Resource to the Planning Models and Capacity Demand and Reserves Report

    Chair

    11:00 a.m.

    7.

    Reliability and Operations Subcommittee Report *

    • PGRR024, Clarify Planning Assumptions and Performance Criteria (Vote)

    B. Williams

    11:15 a.m.

    8.

    Wholesale Market Subcommittee Report*

    • TAC Review:  Minimum PTP Option Bid Price Per Protocol Section 7.7.1, Charging of PTP Option Award Fee (Vote)

    J. Bevill

    11:30 a.m.

    9.

    Commercial Operations Subcommittee Report*

    • COMPMGRR033, Synchronization with NPRR454, Removal of Unfunded Project List Language, and Modification of Administrative COPMGRR Definition (Vote) 
    • LPGRR047, Automatic Yearly Update of Annual Validation Usage Window (Vote)
    • LPGRR048, Synchronization with NPRR454, Removal of Unfunded Project List Language, and Modification of Administrative LPGRR Definition (Vote)

    T. Marsh

     

     

    11:45 a.m.

    10.

    Retail Market Subcommittee Report*

     

    K. Scott

    11:55 a.m.

     

    Lunch

     

     

    12:05 p.m.

    11.

    Market Enhancements Task Force Status (Vote)

     

    Chair

    12:35 p.m.

    12.

    ERCOT Operations, Planning, and IT Report

    • AEPSC Airline/North Padre Island Area Improvements Project Review (Possible Vote)
    • TAC Review:  Market Impacts of the Dollar Value of Energy for Generation Resources Committed by the RUC Process Per Protocol Section 6.4.3.1, Energy Offer Curve for RUC-Committed Resources
    • Approval Process for Telemetry Standards and State Estimator Standards (Possible Vote)
    • 12/3/12 System Outage and Restoration Efforts Update

     

    J. Billo

    R. Surendran

    B. Blevins

    A. Smallwood

    1:05 p.m.

    13.

    Annual TAC and TAC Subcommittee Structure Review Update

    • Revised TAC Procedures (Vote)

    Chair

    1:55 p.m.

    14.

    Other Business

    • Future Agenda Items

     

    Chair

    2:25 p.m.

     

    Adjourn

     

    2:30 p.m.