Title Section 2, Addition of Definitions and Acronyms from Zonal Protocols and Clarifications
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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 consideration of NPRR184
07/23/2009 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS Impact Analysis review
09/03/2009 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board consideration of NPRR184
09/15/2009 BOARD Approved

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Date Gov Body Motion Result
08/25/2009 PRS To endorse and forward the 7/23/09 PRS Recommendation Report, as amended by ERCOT comments, and Impact Analysis for NPRR184 to TAC. Passed
07/23/2009 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR184 as submitted. Passed
09/03/2009 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR184 as recommended by PRS in the 8/25/09 PRS Recommendation Report. Passed
09/15/2009 BOARD To approve NPRR184 as amended by the 9/9/09 ERCOT comments. Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Jun 23, 2009
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections: 2
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) incorporates certain definitions and acronyms from the zonal Protocols for terms that are used in the Nodal Protocols but are not defined in Section 2, Definitions and Acronyms. Some of these definitions have been slightly modified for use in the Nodal Protocols. This NPRR also makes clarifying revisions to Section 2 that can be categorized as follows: (1) Reorders certain definitions and acronyms so that Section 2 is in proper alphabetical order; (2) Within defined terms, spells out full terms rather than using associated acronyms. This assures defined terms that incorporate a shorter defined term will appear consecutively in Section 2.1. For example, Competitive Retailer (CR) of Record incorporates the defined term "Competitive Retailer," but currently the definitions for "Competitive Retailer" and "CR of Record" appear on different pages. Accordingly, "CR of Record" will be changed to "Competitive Retailer (CR) of Record"; (3) Moves certain definitions to appear as secondary definitions that follow the primary defined term (e.g., definition for "Black Start Resource" moved to follow definition of "Resource"), and changes certain secondary definitions to primary definitions (e.g., "EILS Contract Period" no longer a secondary definition of "Emergency Interruptible Load Service (EILS)"). Only those terms that are types or classes of a primary defined term are listed as secondary definitions (e.g., Forced Outage, which is a type of Outage); (4) Adds acronyms and abbreviations used in the Nodal Protocols to the list in Section 2.2 if not already contained therein; (5) Deletes terms that do not need definitions from Section 2.1 (e.g., proper nouns); (6) Deletes definitions for terms that are not used in the Nodal Protocols; (7) Adds internal hyperlinks for navigating within Section 2; and(8) Makes non-substantive administrative changes, such as correcting acronym usage, capitalization of defined terms, formatting, grammar, and citations.
Reason: This NPRR will make Section 2 more complete and user-friendly.

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