Legal Notifications; Operations

Tue, Nov 17, 2020 09:36 AM

W-A103020-02 Reminder of Upcoming Submission Period for Declarations of Completion of Generation Resource Weatherization Preparations


NOTICE DATE: November 17, 2020

NOTICE TYPE: W-A103020-02 Operations

SHORT DESCRIPTION: Reminder of Upcoming Submission Period for Declarations of Completion of Generation Resource Weatherization Preparations

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Resource Entities with Generation Resources

DAYS AFFECTED: November 1, 2020 to December 1, 2020

LONG DESCRIPTION: ERCOT Protocol Section 3.21(3), Submission of Emergency Operations Plans, Weatherization Plans, and Declarations of Summer and Winter Weather Preparedness, requires each Resource Entity to submit a Declaration of Completion of Generation Resource Winter Weatherization Preparations (Declaration) before each summer and winter time period. For the winter time period, Declarations must be submitted no earlier than November 1, 2020 and no later than December 1, 2020.

The Declaration requires each Resource Entity with one or more Generation Resources to certify that it has completed or will complete all weather preparations required by the weatherization plan for equipment critical to the reliable operation of each Generation Resource during the relevant summer or winter time period. Any preparations which remain incomplete at the time the Declaration is submitted must be described in an attachment to the Declaration. 

Only the Resource Entity for a registered Generation Resource may submit a Declaration on behalf of the Generation Resource. Declarations for jointly owned Generation Resources must be submitted by the Master Owner Resource Entity. Resource Entities may comply with the requirement to identify each Generation Resource on the Declaration form by providing the site code, rather than the individual unit code for each Generation Resource covered by the Declaration. Each Declaration must be signed by an officer of the Resource Entity, or an individual who has been authorized in writing to bind the Resource Entity. The Declaration must be submitted to eop@ercot.com

In accordance with ERCOT Protocol Section 3.21(5), any Resource Entity that fails to submit a properly completed Declaration for each Generation Resource in its portfolio by December 1, 2020, will be reported to the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

ACTION REQUIRED: Each Resource Entity that represents one or more Generation Resources must submit a Declaration of Completion of Generation Resource Winter Weatherization Preparations for the winter time period to ERCOT via email at eop@ercot.com no earlier than November 1, 2020 and no later than December 1, 2020. 

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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