Title: Clarifying ERCOT Actions During Energy Emergency Alerts
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Status: Approved on 12/08/2015
Effective Dates:


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
12/08/2015 BOARD Approved
10/29/2015 TAC Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
10/15/2015 PRS Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
09/10/2015 PRS Recommended for Approval Impact Analysis Consideration
07/16/2015 PRS Deferred/Tabled Language Consideration
06/11/2015 PRS Deferred/Tabled Language Consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
12/08/2015 BOARD Approved NPRR708 as recommended by TAC in the 10/29/15 TAC Report. Passed
10/29/2015 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR708 as recommended by PRS in the 10/15/15 PRS Report. Passed
10/15/2015 PRS To endorse and forward to TAC the 9/10/15 PRS Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR708. Passed
09/10/2015 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR708 as amended by the 7/15/15 ERCOT comments. Passed
07/16/2015 PRS To table NPRR708. Passed
06/11/2015 PRS To table NPRR708 and refer the issue to ROS and WMS. Passed

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Status: Approved
Date Posted: May 26, 2015
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) revises the Energy Emergency steps to include concepts discussed during the 4/2/15 Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) workshop # 3 which will improve the management of EEA. Specifically, this NPRR explicitly adds the ability for operators to consider whether sufficient Resources are available to recover reserves within an acceptable timeframe following a disturbance before declaring an EEA; separates and clarifies the triggers for entering each step of the EEA plan from the operational goals while operating within each level of EEA; and formalizes an amount of Physical Responsive Capactiy (PRC) for operators to target when determining Load shed amounts in EEA Level 3. This NPRR also removes the requirement to notify the Southwest Power Pool Reliabilty Coordinator when an EEA is declared as this is a NERC requirement and is covered in the Operating Procedures.
Reason: Addresses current operational issues.

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