Title Discontinue RMR Cost Data Deviation Requests/Responses Report
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Status Approved on 02/10/2015
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next steps
02/10/2015 BOARD Approved
12/18/2014 TAC Recommended for Approval Board for consideration
12/11/2014 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC for consideration
11/06/2014 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS for Impact Analysis review.
10/09/2014 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS for consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
02/10/2015 BOARD To approve NPRR659 as recommended by TAC in the 12/18/14 TAC Report Passed
12/18/2014 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR659 as recommended by PRS in the 12/11/14 PRS Report. Passed
12/11/2014 PRS To endorse and forward to TAC the 11/6/14 PRS Report as amended by the 12/10/14 ERCOT comments and the Impact Analysis for NPRR659. Passed
11/06/2014 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR659 as amended by the 10/30/14 ROS comments. Passed
10/09/2014 PRS To table NPRR659. Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Sep 24, 2014
Sponsor: MISUG
Urgent: No
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) proposes the discontinuation of the posting requirement for Reliability Must Run Cost Data Deviation Requests/Responses, ERCOT Market Information List (EMIL) ID, NP3-558-M. This NPRR is part of a series of revision requests submitted by the Market Information System User Group (MISUG) in support of the TAC June 2013 recommendation that all manually developed ERCOT market reports be reviewed for market interest and the amount of labor involved to produce the reports. This NPRR is the result of a collaborative effort between the MISUG and ERCOT to review the reports that are manually produced by ERCOT. Below is the MISUG summary of the results of the review: · Evaluated the 134 reports manually produced by ERCOT Staff · 95 reports are required by Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) Substantive Rules, ERCOT Protocols or an ERCOT Other Binding Document. · 39 reports are requested or self prompted. · Conclusion of the evaluation: · Discontinue 15 reports, eliminating 516 hrs of manual work annually. · Continue producing 119 reports which constitute 24,631.5 hours of manual work annually.Automate 15 reports which would eliminate 3,906 hours of manual work annually.
Reason: Meets strategic goals Market efficiencies or enhancements Other: In recent history (the Nodal market and the latter years of the Zonal market) it has not been necessary to create this report for any of the Reliability Must-Run (RMR) Units. While the report may provide some incentive for timely submission of actual cost, ultimately there is a stronger incentive to have actual cost submitted according to the deadlines due to the Protocol requirement to substitute missing actuals costs with a zero value.

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