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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.