Title Create Firm Fuel Supply Service
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Status Approved on 03/31/2022
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Sections, 2.1,, 3.9(7), and 3.14.5


Sections 2.1, 4.3, and


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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
03/31/2022 PUCT Approved
03/07/2022 BOARD Recommended for Approval PUCT for consideration
02/23/2022 TAC Recommended for Approval Board for consideration
02/16/2022 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC for consideration
02/09/2022 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS for consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
03/31/2022 PUCT To approve NPRR1120 and accompanying ERCOT Market Impact Statement as presented in Project No. 52934, Review of Rules Adopted by the Independent Organization Passed
03/07/2022 BOARD To recommend approval of NPRR1120 as recommended by TAC in the 2/23/22 TAC Report Passed
02/23/2022 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR1120 as recommended by PRS in the 2/16/22 PRS Report as amended by the 2/22/22 LCRA comments; and the Impact Analysis Passed
02/16/2022 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR1120 as amended by the 2/15/22 ERCOT comments as revised by PRS; and to forward to TAC NPRR1120 and the Impact Analysis with a recommended priority of 2022 and rank of 330 Passed
02/09/2022 PRS To grant NPRR1120 Urgent status; and to table NPRR1120 Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: Yes
Sections:, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1.1,, 3.9, 3.14.5 (new), 4.3, 6.6.13 (new), (new), (new), (new), (new), 9.5.3, 9.14.7, 25.5.1, 25.5.2, and 25.5.5
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) creates a new reliability service, Firm Fuel Supply Service (FFSS). This new reliability service is developed consistent with directives from the Legislature (provided in Section 18 of Senate Bill 3, 87(R) that are now found in PURA 39.159(c)(2), requiring ancillary or reliability services to address reliability during extreme cold weather conditions) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) (see e.g. PUC Project No. 52373, Approval of Blueprint for Wholesale Electric Market Design and Directives to ERCOT, ordering ERCOT to develop a firm-fuel product that provides additional grid reliability and resiliency during extreme cold weather and compensates generation resources that meet a higher resiliency standard). By necessity this NPRR focuses on components that require accommodation in the Settlement and Billing system, since those components require the longest lead time to design. Additional requirements will be reflected in the request for proposal (RFP) that will be forthcoming.
Reason: Meets Strategic goals / Market efficiencies or enhancements

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