Title: Reporting of Resource Forced Outages
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Status: Rejected on 10/20/2011


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
12/01/2011 TAC Rejected
10/20/2011 PRS Rejected

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
12/01/2011 TAC To deny the 12/1/11 ERCOT appeal and to direct that the issues raised in NPRR418 be considered by WMS and ROS Passed
10/20/2011 PRS To reject NPRR418 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: Rejected
Date Posted: Oct 5, 2011
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) will require all Resource Forced Outages to be entered into the Outage Scheduler.
Reason: This NPRR is needed increase operational awareness of ERCOT and provide more accurate and timely responses to Requests for Information (RFIs) to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), Texas Reliability Entity (Texas RE) and other regulatory agencies on outaged Resource capacity. The existing Protocols allow a two-hour exemption for Forced Outages on Resources and Transmission Facilities, but during the February 2011 weather event, ERCOT was required to send RFIs to accurately confirm Resource Forced Outages that occurred, as they were not recorded in the ERCOT Outage Scheduler. The lack of timely Resource Forced Outage information hindered operation of the ERCOT System. In addition, the RFI process delayed reporting and created additional work for both ERCOT and Market Participants.

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