Title Interconnection Requirements for Large Loads and Modeling Standards for Loads 25 MW or Greater
Next Group PRS
Next Step PRS for consideration
Status Pending


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
06/13/2024 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS for consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
06/13/2024 PRS To table NPRR1234 and refer the issue to ROS Passed


Status: Pending
Date Posted: May 28, 2024
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections: 2.1, 2.2, 3.1.1,, 3.3.2,,,, 3.15, 3.15.3, 3.22, 3.22.1,,,, (new),, 3.22.2, 3.22.3, 16.5, and ERCOT Fee Schedule
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) and the related PGRR establish interconnection and modeling requirements for “Large Loads”—defined in this NPRR to refer to one or more Facilities at a single site with an aggregate peak power Demand of 75 MW or more. ERCOT proposes these requirements based upon its experience with the interim large Load interconnection process implemented on March 25, 2022, analysis of operational events, and the discussion of various issues concerning Large Loads explored by the Large Flexible Load Task Force (LFLTF). Additionally, this NPRR facilitates the addition of a new study process for Large Loads seeking to interconnect to the ERCOT system. This process is described in the accompanying PGRR. This NPRR also adds a requirement that any Resource Entity that adds 20 MW or more of Load at any site with an existing Generation Resource shall submit a new Reactive Power study. The study must demonstrate the continued compliance of the Generation Resource with Voltage Support Service (VSS) requirements. This NPRR also establishes specific Subsynchronous Oscillation (SSO) requirements for Large Loads and revises and supplements SSO-related definitions, in addition to clarifying existing SSO requirements. Furthermore, although the primary focus of this NPRR is Loads that are 75 MW or larger, this NPRR also establishes new standards for the identification and classification of a site with an aggregate peak Demand of 25 MW or more at a common substation in ERCOT Network Operations Model. Such information will provide ERCOT visibility of the locations of these Loads for operational and planning purposes. Finally, this NPRR adds a fee for Large Load Interconnection Study Requests to the ERCOT Fee Schedule.
Reason: Strategic Plan Objective 1

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