Title: Allow QSEs to Self-Arrange AS Quantities Greater Than Their AS Obligation
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Status: Approved on 06/09/2015
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
06/09/2015 BOARD Approved
05/28/2015 TAC Recommended for Approval Board for consideration
05/14/2015 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC for consideration
04/16/2015 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS for consideration
02/12/2015 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS for language consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
06/09/2015 BOARD To approve NPRR680 as recommended by TAC in the 5/28/15 TAC Report Passed
05/28/2015 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR680 as recommended by PRS in the 5/14/15 PRS Report and as amended by the 5/21/15 Reliant Energy comments Passed
05/14/2015 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR680 as amended by the 5/12/15 LCRA comments and revised by PRS, and to forward to TAC with a recommended rank of 2015 and priority of 1330 Passed
04/16/2015 PRS To grant Urgent status to NPRR680 and to table NPRR680 Passed
02/12/2015 PRS To table NPRR680 and refer the issue to 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 28, 2015
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: Yes
Sections: 2.1,,,,,,, and 6.7.3
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) proposes to allow a Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) to submit Self-Arranged Ancillary Service Quantities in excess of its Ancillary Service Obligations by up to 100 MW for each of Responsive Reserve (RRS) and Non-Spinning Reserve (Non-Spin); up to 25 MW for each of Regulation Up Service (Reg-Up) and Regulation Down Service (Reg-Down); and to receive appropriate compensation for those self-arranged quantities. This NPRR does not propose to change the requirement that self-arranged Responsive Reserve (RRS) Service provided by a Load Resource must be limited to 50% of a QSE’s RRS Ancillary Service Obligation, pursuant to paragraph (7) of Section 3.16, Standards for Determining Ancillary Service Quantities.
Reason: Market efficiencies/enhancements: These additional MW from self-arranged QSEs will be visible to the Day-Ahead Market (DAM) and (if needed) Supplemental Ancillary Service Markets (SASMs) when ERCOT calculates how much Ancillary Service to procure on behalf of QSEs who did not fully self-arrange, thereby allowing ERCOT to more efficiently meet the ERCOT-wide Ancillary Service Plan.

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