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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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