Title Change the Definition of "Start-up" and Include the Fuel from Breaker Close to LSL in Startup Costs (formerly titled "Verifiable Costs General Corrections")
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Status Approved on 09/15/2009
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or per the Nodal Protocol Transition Plan http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/protocols (10/01/09 Nodal Protocols Library)


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next steps
08/25/2009 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consider the PRS Recommendation Report and IA
09/15/2009 BOARD Approved
09/03/2009 TAC Recommended for Approval Board consideration
03/19/2009 PRS Referred WMS consideration
12/18/2008 PRS Referred
07/23/2009 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS consider the Recommendation Report and Impact Analysis

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Date Gov Body Motion Result
08/25/2009 PRS To endorse and forward the 7/23/09 PRS Recommendation Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR168 to TAC. Passed
09/15/2009 BOARD Approved NPRR168 as amended by the 9/9/09 ERCOT comments. Passed
09/03/2009 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR168 as recommended by PRS in the 8/25/09 PRS Recommendation Report. Passed
03/19/2009 PRS to refer NPRR168 to the WMS for review Passed
12/18/2008 PRS To refer NPRR168 to the Transition Plan Task Force (TPTF) for review Passed
07/23/2009 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR168 as amended by WMS comments and as revised by PRS. Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Nov 24, 2008
Sponsor: Verifiable Cost Working Group (VCWG)
Urgent: No
Sections:,, 5.6.1,, 5.7.3
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) allows Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) to file Resource fuel consumption from breaker close to Low Sustained Limit (LSL) and breaker open to shutdown.
Reason: The current Nodal Protocols do not allow QSEs to file Resource-specific fuel consumption from breaker close to LSL and from breaker open to shutdown although these fuel rates are needed to operate the units, therefore, are legitimate costs that should be accounted for as part of the verifiable cost process.

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