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

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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


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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