TPTF Meeting

February 23, 2009
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
ERCOT Austin
8000 Metropolis (Building E), Suite 100
Austin, TX 78744
Room 206A
Teleconference: 866-469-3239
Meeting number: 350 620 745
Meeting password: TPTF123!!


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Day One: Monday, February 23, 2009





Antitrust Admonition


J. Mickey

9:30 am


Review Agenda


J. Mickey



Consider Approval of Meeting Minutes:

  • Jan. 26 - 27, 2009 TPTF meeting (possible vote*)

S. Bridges



Request assignment of essentiality status for the following NPRRs: 

  • NPRR135, Deletion of UFE Analysis Zone Language (possible vote*)
  • NPRR156, Transparency for PSS and Full Interconnection Studies (possible vote*)

    o  Reassess previously assigned essentiality status of Nodal Approved Post Go-Live  

  • NPRR161, Clarification of Establishing Decision-Making Authority of Managed Capacity (possible vote*)

 C. Opheim

M. Wagner


P. Coon

9:40 am


NPRR168, Verifiable Cost General Corrections (possible vote*)

  • On Jan. 13, TPTF concurred with the value of including a breakout for heat rates associated with the additional fuel costs proposed for inclusion in the Reliability Unit Commitment (RUC) guarantee, but requested that additional discussion be scheduled with the QRWG to review the settlement formulas for accuracy and completeness and to ensure that no significant overpays or underpays will occur if NPRR168 is approved.
  • Discuss contributions by the Feb. 17th  QRWG meeting 

I. Gonzales

10:15 am


NPRR165,  Synchronizing Section 1 with PRR697 (possible vote*)

  • On Jan.13th TPTF tabled discussion of this NPRR pending a review by a subgroup lead by Floyd Trefny and a formal TPTF review
  • No comments were received during the TPTF Review (Jan. 15- Jan 23)
  • Assign essentiality status 

C. Tucker

11:15 am


Referral of remaining NPRRs that currently lie with TPTF to the appropriate stakeholder body: 

  • NPRR141, TSP and/or DSP Energy Storage for Reliability
  • NPRR147, DAM Short Pay Changes
  • NPRR149, Change the name of Emergency Electric Curtailment Plan (EECP) to Energy Emergency Alert (EEA)
  • NPRR151, Clarify Definition of a Generator Output Breaker in the Outage Scheduler (QRWG)
  • NPRR157, Extending Black Start Service Bid Timeline
  • NPRR158, EILS Self-Provisioned Formula Correction and Clarifications
  • NPRR163, Removal of Late Fee Language
  • NPRR165,  Synchronizing Section 1 with PRR697
  • NPRR166, Timing for Required Black Start Unit Load Carrying Test 

J. Mickey

12:00 pm





1:00 pm


Final Report to TAC: (possible vote*) 

  • Development of TPTF Recommendations for the transition of TPTF responsibilities described in the ERCOT Nodal Transition Plan 
  • Development of TPTF Recommendations for the transition of items on the TPTF Punch List

    o   Review the punch list to disposition individual items as closed

    o   Make recommendations for actions to close remaining open items

    o   Suggest the appropriate Market Participant committee to oversee the disposition of each punch list item          

  • Development of TPTF Recommendations for the transition of items currently assigned to QRWG

    o   Market Participant suggestions regarding ERCOT’s release of RUC Dispatch Instructions

    o   Revision of the Nodal Program Transition Plan matrix 

J. Mickey

2:15 pm




End by 5pm

Scheduled tptf Meetings

Key Documents

Feb 25, 2009 - zip - 229.5 KB
Mar 3, 2009 - zip - 161.8 KB
Feb 17, 2009 - doc - 97.5 KB
Feb 17, 2009 - doc - 152.5 KB
Feb 17, 2009 - doc - 156 KB
Feb 23, 2009 - doc - 26 KB
Feb 25, 2009 - doc - 116.5 KB
Feb 25, 2009 - doc - 306 KB
Feb 17, 2009 - doc - 65.5 KB

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