PLWG Meeting


April 23, 2014
9:30 AM
ERCOT Austin Room 206A
7620 Metro Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78744
Teleconference: 1-877-668-4493
Meeting number: 654 773 998
Meeting password: PLWG0423

Agenda

1.

Antitrust Admonition

Schwarz

9:30 a.m.

2.

Agenda Review

Schwarz

 

3.

Update on ROS, TAC and Board Activity on PLWG Matters

  1. Board Activity: Board directed PLWG consider questions related to their discussion at March Board re: PGRR031 Implement 95% Facility Rating Limit in the Planning Criteria
Billo

 

4.

PGRR028 Evaluation of Compliance of Reactive Requirements. {Defines ERCOT’s process for evaluation proposed Generation Resources’ ability to provide reactive power. Protocol Section 3.15, Voltage Support, defines reactive capability requirements for Generation Resources. Paragraph (3) of Protocol Section 16.5, Registration of a Resource Entity requires ERCOT to opine upon the capability of the proposed Generation Resource’s ability to meet those requirements.}

  1. ROS in Nov 14 meeting referred PGRR028 back to PLWG to address issues with language in Section 5.6.1(3).
  2. Request for greater clarity regarding defining what future conditions must be met.
  3. PLWG considered language at November meeting and tabled for consideration of revised language to be offered at December PLWG mtg from a small group led by ERCOT.  
  4. ERCOT will present an update to proposed language.

Flores

 

5.

PGRR035 DC Tie Interconnection Process. {Defines process for ERCOT to administer requests from Stakeholders for interconnection to ERCOT grid for DC Ties}.

  1. Issue continues to be tabled to allow assessment of broad set of issued raised by ERCOT legal involving planning, marketing and operations.

Schwarz

 

6.

PGRR036 Planning Market Data Transparency. PGRR036 adds a new section to the Planning Guide and removes references to the Planning and Operations Information Website to prepare for the decommission of the Planning and Operations Website and transfer of data and information to the Market Information System (MIS).

  1. New PGRR introduced by ERCOT

Lavas

 

7.

Constrained Generation

  • ROS directed PLWG to consider existing conditions where generation is constrained from delivery to the grid. The question was raised whether system upgrades should be identified to increase access to grid for constrained generation throughout ERCOT; and whether decisions to upgrade be solely based on current reliability or economic criteria.  

Schwarz/DeWitt

 

8.

Additional Items

  1. PLWG Vice Chair

Schwarz

 

9..

Next Meeting is May 21, 2014

Schwarz

 

 

Adjourn

 

12:30 p.m.

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