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May 31, 2011
This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) will allow QSGRs to immediately telemeter the physical Low Sustained Limit (LSL) upon a SCED energy deployment.
QSGRs are receiving Base Points below the physical LSL in the first SCED interval prior to reaching their physical LSL in start-up. Because the current Protocols require the Resource to telemeter a value less than or equal to the actual output level until reaching the physical LSL, SCED can, and does, issue Base Points of zero to QSGRs in the subsequent execution. This has caused up to 13 starts in one day. The financial and operational impact of this circumstance was not anticipated during the drafting of NPRR272, Definition and Participation of Quick Start Generation Resources.
The duration and frequency of resulting start-ups may cause QSGRs to be unavailable due to maintenance requirements.