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NPRR485

Summary

Title: Clarification for Fuel Adder Provisions
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Status: Approved on 11/13/2012
Effective Dates:
12/01/2012

Action

Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
11/13/2012 BOARD Approved
11/01/2012 TAC Recommended for Approval Board consideration
10/18/2012 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS review IA.

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
11/13/2012 BOARD To approve NPRR485 as recommended by TAC in the 11/1/12 TAC Report. Passed
11/01/2012 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR485 as recommended by PRS in the 10/18/12 PRS Reportwith a recommended priority 2014 and rank 920. Passed
10/18/2012 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR485 as submitted and to forward NPRR485 to TAC 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.

Background

Status: Approved
Date Posted: Oct 1, 2012
Sponsor: Luminant
Urgent: Yes
Sections: 4.4.9.4.1, 5.6.1.1, 5.6.1.2,
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) will provide for consistent application of the fuel adder that is meant to compensate Resources for the actual cost of transporting and purchasing fuel on the spot market across Mitigated Offer Caps and Reliability Unit Commitment (RUC) instructions, as well as, allow for Resource-specific verifiable costs to be submitted and verified by ERCOT. The Verifiable Cost Manual is currently undergoing updates to provide for consistent application of the value of X across Mitigated Offer Caps and RUC instructions, where the value of X is meant to compensate Resources for the actual cost of transporting and purchasing fuel purchased on the spot market. The fuel adder ($/MMBtu) cost may be submitted for each Resource and verified by ERCOT. The current default value of $0.50/MMBtu will continue to be used by ERCOT when no specific fuel adder has been provided for a Resource. Slight clean-up language is also needed to point to the Verifiable Cost Manual for methodology used to verify those costs, and to define the methodologies used to account for the fuel costs above the Houston Ship Channel price.
Reason: Clarifies the Nodal Protocol language to allow for consistent application of fuel adders as provided to ERCOT through the verifiable cost process.

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