Title: Timelines for Response by ERCOT to TSP Requests
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Status: Approved on 07/15/2008
Effective Dates:

or per the Nodal Protocol Transition Plan http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/protocols (08/01/08 Nodal Protocols Library)


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
07/15/2008 BOARD Approved
06/26/2008 TAC Recommended for Approval Board of Directors consideration
06/19/2008 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration
05/22/2008 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS consideration of the Impact Analysis
05/06/2008 TPTF PRS consideration of the initial language
03/20/2008 PRS Referred TPTF consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
07/15/2008 BOARD To approve NPRR111 as recommended by TAC. Passed
06/26/2008 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR111 as recommended by PRS. Passed
06/19/2008 PRS To endorse and forward the PRS Recommendation Report and Impact Analysis to TAC. Passed
05/22/2008 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR111 as submitted. Passed
05/06/2008 TPTF
03/20/2008 PRS To refer NPRR111 to the Texas Nodal Transition Plan Task Force (TPTF) for review. Passed

Vote tallies here reflect individual votes, not the weight of the votes by market segment. Affirmative votes are not recorded in these vote tallies. For additional details on the voting record, please consult the Recommendation or Action Report, or the official vote tally if available, as posted in the key documents.


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Mar 4, 2008
Sponsor: Woody Rickerson, ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections:, Timelines for Response by ERCOT for TSP Requests
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) proposes two revisions in the table in Section The first revision proposes changing "three" to "four" to make the timeline internally consistent. The current wording could require approval of an Outage six hours prior to its submission. The second revision proposes increasing the "approval window" for the 45-day timeline from five days to 15 days (as it is in Zonal Protocols).
Reason: The reason for first revision is to add clarity and internal consistency. The reason for the second revision is that the approval window for the 45-day timeline does not allow sufficient time to analyze the complicated Outages that typically occur during this time. The five-day window for any given Outage can include weekends and holidays during which Transmission Service Providers (TSPs) do not provide support to the Outage coordinators. As a result, ERCOT’s effective approval window is often reduced to two or three days. (An Outage submitted Friday afternoon must be approved on the following Tuesday). Overall, this results in an increased percentage of Outages submitted in the 45-day process being rejected or moved into the nine-day process due to insufficient information. This approval window, therefore, needs to be expanded. ERCOT Staff recommends that it be lengthened to 15 days, similar to the Zonal Protocols.

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