NPRR1020

Summary

Title: Allow Some Integrated Energy Storage Designs to Calculate Internal Loads
Next Group: Board of Directors
Next Step: Revision Request Consideration
Status: Pending

Action

Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
07/29/2020 TAC Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
07/16/2020 PRS Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
06/11/2020 PRS Deferred/Tabled Language Consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
07/29/2020 TAC to recommend approval of NPRR1020 as recommended by PRS in the 7/16/20 PRS Report, as amended by the 7/28/20 ERCOT comments as revised by TAC, and the Impact Analysis with a recommended priority of 2021 and rank of 3220; and a recommended effective date of upon system implementation and upon implementation of necessary revisions to the SMOG Passed
07/16/2020 PRS to grant NPRR1020 Urgent status, to recommend approval of NPRR1020 as amended by the 7/15/20 Luminant comments as revised by PRS, and to forward NPRR1020 to TAC Passed
06/11/2020 PRS to table NPRR1020 Passed

Vote tallies here reflect individual votes, not the weight of the votes by market segment. Affirmative votes are not recorded in these vote tallies. For additional details on the voting record, please consult the Recommendation or Action Report, or the official vote tally if available, as posted in the key documents.

Background

Status: Pending
Date Posted: 04/28/2020
Sponsor: Tesla
Urgent: Yes
Sections: 2.1, 2.2. 10.2.3.1, 10.2.4 (new), 10.2.4.1 (new), 10.3.2.3, 10.9.1, and 11.1.6
Description: This NPRR clarifies that emerging storage technologies can be interconnected and operated as a Resource and avail of Wholesale Storage Load (WSL) rules. Specifically, the NPRR proposes to allow Energy Storage Resources (ESRs) with integrated Loads that cannot be metered as designed, to alternatively calculate these Loads using internal sensors. This process will require an annual attestation from the Resource Entity.
Reason: Meets Strategic goals; Market efficiences or enhancements; Other: Some recent battery innovations, such as the Tesla Megapack, are an emerging design characterized by a modular (prefabricated) and easy-install form factor, where many of the components of the system typically found outside the battery storage device are instead tightly integrated inside the device. These prefabricated products are not always designed to have internal metering. This NPRR will allow these devices to instead calculate a Load value using internal sensors with the approval from ERCOT. This NPRR also proposes that Resources that receive this treatment must also be compliant with requirements in the SMOG. Tesla recommends NPRR1020 not be implemented until ERCOT determines that any necessary amendments to the SMOG have been implemented.

Key Documents