Title Options for Filing Verifiable Costs -- QSEs or Resources
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Status Approved on 05/19/2009
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or per the Nodal Protocol Transition Plan http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/protocols (06/01/09 Nodal Protocols Library)


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next steps
05/19/2009 BOARD Approved
12/18/2008 PRS Referred TPTF review
03/19/2009 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS consider the Impact Analysis and Recommendation Report
01/22/2009 PRS Remanded WMS consideration
05/07/2009 TAC Recommended for Approval Board consideration
04/23/2009 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration

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Date Gov Body Motion Result
05/19/2009 BOARD Approve NPRR167 as recommended by TAC. Passed
12/18/2008 PRS To refer NPRR167 to the Transition Plan Task Force (TPTF) for review. Passed
03/19/2009 PRS To approve NPRR167 as amended by WMS comments. Passed
01/22/2009 PRS To remand NPRR167 to WMS. All Market Segments were present for the vote. Passed
05/07/2009 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR167 as recommended by PRS. Passed
04/23/2009 PRS To endorse and forward the PRS Recommendation Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR167 to TAC. Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2008
Sponsor: Verifiable Cost Working Group (VCWG)
Urgent: No
Sections: 5.6.1
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) allows either Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) or Resource Entities to file verifiable costs.
Reason: Verifiable costs are Resource-specific costs which are used by ERCOT in various calculations and internal processes, including the replacement of generic generator-type cost caps and to provide QSEs with forms of cost recovery that would otherwise be unavailable. In the current Nodal Protocols, verifiable costs may only be submitted by QSEs, however, some Resource Entities are concerned with confidentiality issues and do not want their QSEs to view their verifiable cost data. In addition, some QSEs do not want to take responsibility for the accuracy of the Resource-specific data filed to ERCOT by the Resource Entity via the QSE. Hence, some Market Participants want the flexibility of either the QSE or Resource Entity filing verifiable costs with ERCOT. The rules for filing and appealing verifiable costs are described in the Verifiable Cost Manual.

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