Title: Clarifies Duplicative or Vague Requirements Related to Reactive Resources (formerly "Removes ERCOT Requirement for Reactive Resource Planning and the Associated Compliance Process")
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Status: Approved on 07/19/2011
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
07/19/2011 BOARD Approved
06/02/2011 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board for consideration.
05/19/2011 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC for consideration.
04/21/2011 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS for Impact Analysis review.
03/24/2011 PRS Referred ROS

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
07/19/2011 BOARD To approve NPRR328 as recommended by TAC in the 6/2/11 TAC Report. Passed
06/02/2011 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR328 as recommended by PRS in the 5/19/11 PRS Report. Passed
05/19/2011 PRS To endorse and forward the 4/21/11 PRS Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR328 to TAC. Passed
04/21/2011 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR328 as amended by the 4/4/11 CenterPoint Energy comments and as revised by PRS. Passed
03/24/2011 PRS To refer NPRR328 to ROS Passed

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Status: Approved
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2011
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections: 3.15.2
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) removes a duplicate requirement for ERCOT to plan reactive Resources and also removes an unassigned and vague requirement for a compliance process.
Reason: The language in paragraph (c) of Section 3.15.2 requires the "ERCOT Regional Planning Groups or Transmission Planning" to perform Reactive Power device planning. The Regional Planning Group (RPG) is not the appropriate group for performing this type of analysis. Additionally, "Transmission Planning" is not defined in the Protocols and if "Transmission Planning" is interpreted to mean ERCOT Planning Staff, this is inherently required as part of the Five-Year Transmission Plan that is required by the ERCOT Planning Charter and Procedures (RPG Charter) which will soon be incorporated into the Protocols (via NPRR292, Add Key Provisions of RPG Charter to Protocols) and Planning Guide. Paragraph (d) of Section 3.15.2 attempts to impose a compliance program, but does not identify the Entity responsible for enforcing the program.

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