General; Testing Retail

Wed, Jan 22, 2020 11:13 AM

R-A112619-03 Reminder - Retail Market Qualification Testing (Flight 0220) begins February 3, 2020, application processing deadline of January 8, 2020, and a registration deadline of January 29, 2020


NOTICE DATE: January 22, 2020

NOTICE TYPE: R-A112619-03 Testing

SHORT DESCRIPTION: Retail Market Qualification Testing (Flight 0220) begins February 3, 2020, application processing deadline of January 8, 2020, and a registration deadline of January 29, 2020

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Existing and potential new Competitive Retailers (CRs) and Transmission Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs)

LONG DESCRIPTION: ERCOT and the Texas Standard Electronic Transaction (TX SET) Working Group announce preparations are underway for the next round of Retail Market Qualification Testing, Flight 0220. Flight 0220 tests for TX SET Version 4.0 and is scheduled to begin February 3, 2020.

Registration for this Flight will be completed in the FlighTrak system.

Testing is required for:

  • new Market Participants (CRs and TDSPs) entering the Texas Retail Market,
  • existing Market Participants
    • entering new service territories,
    • testing additional business functionality,
    • changing service providers,
    • changing banking information, or
    • adding another entity to their business umbrella.

Participation in Out of Flight Testing is limited to existing Market Participants (CRs and TDSPs) that did not make the deadline for the actual Flight Test and is subject to Flight Administrator and TDSP approval. Out of Flight testing includes testing for changing service providers to an existing service provider and changing banking information.

ACTION REQUIRED: Please see the "Approved 2020 Test Flight Schedule" on Texas Retail Market Testing page and the Retail Market Test Flight Information page of ERCOT.com for all registration and deadline information for Flight 0220.

Deadlines are:

  • The Application Processing Deadline for New CRs and DUNS+4 entities to enter Flight 0220 was January 8, 2020 at 17:00 CPT.
  • The Registration Deadline for participating in Flight 0220 - Retail Market Testing is January 29, 2020 at 17:00 CPT.

New CRs participating in Flight 0220 are requested to have their banking information established prior to the Flight deadline, January 29, 2020 at 17:00 CPT.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Available documents for Texas SET Version 4.0 are on ERCOT.com.

"Retail Market Testing Orientation Information" is found on the Texas Retail Market Testing page of the ERCOT website.

The Flight Testing information is found in the "Texas Market Test Plan" on the Texas Standard Electronic Transaction Working Group page on ERCOT.com.

The “FlighTrak Users Guide” is found on the Texas Retail Market Testing page of ERCOT.com.

Please review the ERCOT website for previous Market Notices related to this subject.

CONTACT: If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Services via email at ClientServices@ercot.com.

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