Title: Remove Requirement for Confirmation of Ancillary Service Test Using Primary and Secondary Voice Circuits
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Status: Approved on 10/14/2014
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
10/14/2014 BOARD Approved
08/28/2014 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board for consideration
08/14/2014 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC for consideration
07/17/2014 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS for Impact Analysis review

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
10/14/2014 BOARD To approve NPRR633 as recommended by TAC in the 8/28/14 TAC Report. Passed
08/28/2014 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR633 as recommended by PRS in the 8/14/14 PRS Report. Passed
08/14/2014 PRS To endorse and forward the 7/17/14 PRS Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR633 to TAC. Passed
07/17/2014 PRS To recommend approval as revised by PRS 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: Jun 23, 2014
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
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Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) removes the requirement to test the primary and secondary voice circuits for Ancillary Service qualification tests. This requirement is not needed since ERCOT performs tests on voice circuits with any new Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) to establish their operations for the first time. ERCOT brought this language as a discussion item to the 3/26/14 joint Performance Disturbance Compliance Working group (PDCWG) and QSE Managers Working Group (QMWG) meeting to solicit stakeholder feedback on this issue. The consensus within both groups was that the language is outdated and not needed as a part of Ancillary Service qualification and testing.
Reason: Addresses current operational issues and enhances market efficiencies

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