Title: External Load Serving Entities
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Status: Approved on 04/08/2014
Effective Dates:


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
04/08/2014 BOARD Approved
03/27/2014 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board for consideration.
03/18/2014 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC for consideration.
02/13/2014 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS for Impact Analysis review.

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
04/08/2014 BOARD To approve NPRR596 as recommended by TAC in the 3/27/14 TAC Report. Passed
03/27/2014 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR596 as recommended by PRS in the 3/18/14 PRS Report. Passed
03/18/2014 PRS To grant NPRR596 Urgent status; and to recommend approval of NPRR596 as submitted and to forward to TAC. Passed
02/13/2014 PRS To to table NPRR592 and to refer the issue to COPS 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: Jan 29, 2014
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: Yes
Sections: 2.1, 2.2, 9.17.1, 10.2.2, 10.9, 11.1.9, 13.1.1, 16.3,, 16.3.5, 16.4, 16.6,
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) proposes the creation of a new type of Load Serving Entity (LSE) called an "External Load Serving Entity" (ELSE). The addition of this new LSE type is intended to ensure appropriate Settlement treatment of consumption by Customers who are physically connected to the ERCOT System through a Transmission and/or Distribution Service Provider (TDSP) point of interconnection but are located in an electric utility’s, Municipally Owned Utility’s (MOU’s), or Electric Cooperative’s (EC’s) service area in which that electric utility, MOU or EC has the exclusive right to serve the Customer and does not own or operate any Facilities connected to the ERCOT System. The NPRR will correct past instances in which Entities did not meet the Protocol definition of LSE and therefore created alignment issues in properly accounting for the Load of certain Customers, but will also address new situations in which Generation Resources connect to Competitive Renewable Energy Zone transmission lines and the location of the Resource Entity’s asset is physically located in an electric utility’s, MOU’s or EC’s service area in which that electric utility, MOU or EC does not own or operate any Facilities connected to the ERCOT System. The NPRR is also meant to establish the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) as an ELSE since AEP Energy Partners, Inc. has been authorized to serve Customers in El Mulato, Mexico using ERCOT Generation Resources.
Reason: Market efficiencies or enhancements.

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