Title Implementation of Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (LSIPA) Requirements
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Status: Pending
Date Posted: Sep 6, 2023
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: Pending
Sections:, 2.1, 2.2, 16.1.3, 16.1.4 (new), 23Q, and 23R (new)
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) revises the Protocols to reflect new requirements added to the LSIPA as part of Senate Bill (SB) 2013 during the 88th regular legislative session. Specifically, this NPRR makes the following changes to the Protocols: adds definitions of “Critical Electric Grid Equipment,” “Critical Electric Grid Services,” “Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (LSIPA) Designated Company,” and “Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (LSIPA) Designated Country” to Section 2.1; adds paragraph (5) to Section 16.1.3, reflecting ERCOT’s statutory authorization, established in SB 2013, to immediately suspend or terminate a Market Participant’s registration or access to any of ERCOT’s systems if ERCOT has a reasonable suspicion that the Entity meets any of the criteria described by Section 2274.0102(a)(2), Government Code, as added by Chapter 975 (S.B. 2116), Acts of the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021; adds Section 16.1.4, establishing new reporting and attestation requirements for Critical Electric Grid Equipment and Critical Electric Grid Services procurements by Market Participants and entities that seek to register as Market Participants; amends Section 23 to add Form R, which shall be used by Market Participants and applicants for Market Participant registration to comply with the reporting and attestation requirements in Section 16.1.4; updates Section 16.1.3 and Section 23, Form Q using the new defined terms, where appropriate; and amends Section to provide that certain information submitted on Form R shall constitute ERCOT Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (ECEII) under the Protocols.
Reason: Regulatory requirements
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