Title: Clarification of PCRR Allocation Eligibility
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Status: Approved on 03/22/2011
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
03/22/2011 BOARD Approved
02/03/2011 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board consideration of NPRR283
01/20/2011 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration of NPRR283
12/16/2010 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS Impact Analysis review
10/21/2010 PRS Referred WMS consideration of NPRR283

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
03/22/2011 BOARD To approve NPRR283 as recommended by TAC in the 2/3/11 TAC Report. Passed
02/03/2011 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR283 as recommended by PRS in the 1/20/11 PRS Report. Passed
01/20/2011 PRS To endorse and forward the 12/16/10 PRS Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR283 to TAC. Passed
12/16/2010 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR283 as amended by the 12/15/10 WMS comments. Passed
10/21/2010 PRS To refer NPRR283 to WMS to discuss (1) whether the DC Tie import in question is a Generation Resource for purposes of PCRR allocation; and (2) the expected duration of pre-1999 contracts and PCRR implications. Passed

Vote tallies here reflect individual votes, not the weight of the votes by market segment. Affirmative votes are not recorded in these vote tallies. For additional details on the voting record, please consult the Recommendation or Action Report, or the official vote tally if available, as posted in the key documents.


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Sep 30, 2010
Sponsor: Tex-La Electric Cooperative of Texas, Inc.
Urgent: No
Sections: 7.4.1
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) extends Pre-Assigned Congestion Revenue Right (PCRR) eligibility for certain wholesale supply over the high voltage Direct Current Ties (DC Ties).
Reason: Current Nodal Protocols have been interpreted by ERCOT Legal Staff to exclude from PCRR eligibility resources supplied over high voltage DC Ties. While the resources on the non-ERCOT side of the DC Ties are network resources, the energy arrives into ERCOT at specific points — the North and East High Voltage DC Ties. The DC Ties should be treated as Generation Resources for the purposes of PCRR allocation because imports into the ERCOT System across the DC Ties deliver energy and capacity to the market as if the DC Ties were Generation Resources. ERCOT currently treats high voltage DC Ties as Generation Resources for the purposes of calculating and assigning the Nodal Implementation Surcharge (NIS), therefore, granting PCRRs to high voltage DC Tie Resources is consistent with current ERCOT practice and zonal Protocol Section 9.7.6, ERCOT Nodal Implementation Surcharge, and Nodal Protocol Section 9.16.4, ERCOT Nodal Implementation Surcharge. Additional non-substantive edits are shown with the author "ERCOT Market Rules."

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