Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting

    February 07, 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: 658 624 259
    Meeting password: TAC123!!!



    Antitrust Admonition

    K. Hobbs

    9:30 a.m.


    ERCOT Board Update

    K. Ögelman

    9:35 a.m.


    Approval of Draft January 3, 2012 TAC Meeting Minutes (Vote)

    K. Ögelman

    9:45 a.m.


    Confirmation of 2013 Subcommittee Leadership (Vote)

    K. Ögelman

    9:50 a.m.


    2013 Project Funding

    T. Anderson

    9:55 a.m.


    Protocol Revision Subcommittee Report

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

    o   NPRR484, Revisions to Congestion Revenue Rights Credit Calculations and Payments

    o   NPRR487, QSGR Dispatch Adjustment -- Urgent

    o   NPRR502, Addition of Year 6 to the SSWG Base Cases

    o   NPRR504, Removal of Language Related to LPGRR049

    o   NPRR509, Shortened RTM Settlement Timeline -- Urgent

    • Notice of Rejection of NPRR494, Load Resource Proration Report

    T. Burke




    10:40 a.m.


    ERCOT Appeal of the 1/17/13 PRS Tabling of NPRR505, ERS Weather-Sensitive Loads (Vote)

    P. Wattles

    11:30 a.m.


    Revision Requests Previously Tabled by TAC:

    • NPRR474, Clarification of Price Correction Principles and Associated Timelines (Vote)

    K. Ögelman

    11:45 a.m.




    12:00 p.m.


    Commercial Operations Subcommittee Report*

    (COPS did not meet in January)

    H. Basaran


    12:30 p.m.


    Retail Market Subcommittee Report*

    R. Bevill

    12:35 p.m.


    Reliability and Operations Subcommittee Report *

    • NOGRR101, Market Notice for DC Tie Outage Information (Vote)
    • NOGRR105, Generation Resource Frequency Response Test Procedure (Vote)
    • PGRR022,  Removal of Planning Reserve Margin Calculation Methodology (Vote)
    • PGRR023, Contingency Filing Requirements (Vote)
    • PGRR026, Addition of Year 6 to the SSWG Base Cases (Vote)

    H. Holloway

    12:45 p.m.


    Wholesale Market Subcommittee Report*

    • Proposed CRR Auction Calendar (Vote)

    S. Cochran

    M. Mereness

    1:00 p.m.


    ERCOT Operations, Planning, and IT Report

    • Sinton-Beeville-Kenedy Area Improvements Project (Vote)
    • Kenedy Switch to Nixon to Seguin Line Upgrade Project (Vote)
    • Ancillary Services Methodology Update
    • 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



    J. Billo

    J. Billo

    C. Thompson

    R. Surendran


    1:15 p.m.


    Other Business

    • Status of Market Information System User Group (Possible Vote)
    • Alternate Funding Method for CRR Related NPRRs (such as NPRR484)
    • Resource Adequacy Work Plan
    • Future Agenda Items

    o   2013 Ancillary Service Methodology

    o   Proposed Revisions to Methodology for Setting Max Shadow Prices


    K. Ögelman

    B. Jones


    R. Stephenson

    K. Ögelman


    2:00 p.m.




    2:45 p.m.

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