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Tue, Feb 09, 2021 01:08 PM

M-A020121-02 Market Management and Outage Scheduler (MMS/OS) Systems/Applications Outage during MMS/OS Tech Refresh Project Production Cutover


NOTICE DATE:  February 9, 2021

NOTICE TYPE:  M-A020121-02 Outage - Wholesale

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Market Management and Outage Scheduler (MMS/OS) Systems/Applications Outage during MMS/OS Tech Refresh Project Production Cutover

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  ERCOT Market Participants

DAY AFFECTED:  February 11, 2021, 15:25 – 17:00 CPT

LONG DESCRIPTION:  ERCOT will be performing a MMS/OS systems and database upgrade to newer hardware and software versions as part of the MMS/OS Tech Refresh Project production cutover between 15:25 and 17:00 CPT on Thursday, February 11, 2021.

During the production cutover period on February 11, 2021, Market Participants will experience an outage on the following services from 15:25 until 17:00:

  • MMS Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) / Look Ahead SCED applications will be unavailable for three SCED intervals during  the 15:40:00 - 15:54:59 CPT timeframe.
  • SCED Base Points may not be created for the three SCED intervals during the 15:40:00 - 15:54:59 CPT time frame; Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) with Resources will be required to follow Emergency Base Points from Load Frequency Control (LFC).
  • Market Submissions and requests via Market Manager, Outage Scheduler and Web Services;
  • Access to reports published to the ERCOT Market Information System (MIS);
  • Ability to download extracts and reports from MIS and Web Services; and
  • Access to MIS Dashboards and ERCOT.com price displays.
  • The following may also be unavailable during the production cutover period:
    • SCED and Real Time Dispatch (RTD) Reports;
    • Network Security Analysis (NSA) Active and Inactive Constraint Reports;
    • State Estimator Reports;
    • NSA Active and Inactive Constraint Reports;
    • Real-Time Dynamic Rating Data Reports;
    • Wind Power Production - 5-minute Averaged Actual values; and
    • Solar Power Production - 5-minute Averaged Actual values.

Note that the start and completion times of this outage may be delayed depending on system conditions at that time. A Hotline call to Market Participants will be executed prior to the start and following the completion of the production cutover.

ACTION REQUIRED:  QSEs with Resources will need to follow Emergency Base Points during the outage. All QSEs need to be aware of the timeline changes in HRUC.

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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