Title: Removal of Switchable Generation Resource Plans from Protected Information
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Status: Approved on 07/17/2012
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
07/17/2012 BOARD Approved
06/07/2012 TAC Recommended for Approval Board consideration
05/17/2012 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration
04/19/2012 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS review the IA
02/23/2012 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
07/17/2012 BOARD To approve NPRR443 as recommended by TAC in the 6/7/12 TAC Report Passed
06/07/2012 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR443 as recommended by PRS in the 5/17/12 PRS Report Passed
05/17/2012 PRS To endorse and forward the 4/19/12 PRS Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR443 to TAC Passed
04/19/2012 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR443 as submitted. Passed
02/23/2012 PRS To table NPRR443 and refer the issue to ROS and WMS. 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: Feb 7, 2012
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections:, 16.5.4
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) will remove the unavailability plans for Switchable Generation from the list of items considered to be Protected Information under the Protocols. This information will be reflected in the Annual Planning Models.
Reason: Because the unavailability plans of Switchable Generation Resources are considered Protected Information, ERCOT cannot use this information in the Annual Planning Model or Five-Year Transmission Plan base cases, which are posted for Market Participant use. This could lead to reliability problems if the system is planned assuming that these Resources are available when, in fact, they are not. This could also lead to planning upgrades to resolve congestion caused by these Resources when the congestion will not occur because the Resource does not plan to be generating in ERCOT.

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