Operations

Mon, Feb 15, 2021 05:54 PM

W-B021521-01 Back-up control plans due by March 15, 2021


NOTICE DATE:  February 15, 2021

NOTICE TYPE:  W-B021521-01 Operations

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Back-up control plans due by March 15, 2021

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and Transmission Operators (TOs)

DATES AFFECTED:  March 15, 2021

LONG DESCRIPTION:  ERCOT Nodal Operating Guide Sections 3.2.1(2) and 3.7(3) require Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) and Transmission Operators (TOs) to submit written back-up control plans to ERCOT by March 15 of each year.  Nodal Operating Guide Sections 3.2.1(3) and 3.7(4) provide details on the information that should to be included in the back-up control plans. 

Back-up control plans must be submitted via secure webmail or encrypted data transfer. QSEs and TOs that do not currently have a Proofpoint Encryption secure email account from ERCOT should either request one by sending an email to shiftsupervisors@ercot.com or notify ERCOT at this email address that they will be submitting plans via encrypted data transfer by COB on Monday March 15, 2021.  DO NOT send back-up control plans to this email address.  ERCOT will contact the QSEs and TOs after the request has been made to provide further instructions.

ACTION REQUIRED:  To facilitate submission of back-up control plans to ERCOT by March 15, 2021, QSEs and TOs that do not currently have a Proofpoint Encryption secure email account must either request a new secure email account from ERCOT or notify ERCOT that they will be submitting plans via encrypted data transfer by Monday March 15, 2021 or sooner.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Please refer to the Nodal Operating Guides on the ERCOT Website.

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