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NPRR709

Summary

Title: Revisions to Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure
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Status: Approved on 06/14/2016
Effective Dates:
07/01/2016

Action

Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
06/14/2016 BOARD Approved
05/26/2016 TAC Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
05/12/2016 PRS Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
04/14/2016 PRS Deferred/Tabled Impact Analysis Consideration
03/10/2016 PRS Recommended for Approval Impact Analysis Consideration
06/11/2015 PRS Deferred/Tabled Language Consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
06/14/2016 BOARD To approve NPRR709 as recommended by TAC in the 5/26/16 TAC Report. Passed
05/26/2016 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR709 as recommended by PRS in the 5/12/16 PRS Report. Passed
05/12/2016 PRS To endorse and forward to TAC the 4/14/16 PRS Report as amended by the 4/25/16 Reliant comments and Revised Impact Analysis for NPRR709. Passed
04/14/2016 PRS To table NPRR709. Passed
03/10/2016 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR709 as amended by the 2/10/16 TCPA comments and as revised by PRS. Passed
06/11/2015 PRS To table NPRR709. 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.

Background

Status: Approved
Date Posted: May 27, 2015
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections: 9.14.1, 9.14.4, 9.14.4.1.6, 20.1, 20.2, 20.2.1, 20.2.2, 20.2.3, 20.3, 20.4, 20.5, 20.5.1, 20.5.2, 20.5.3, 20.5.4, 20.5.5, 20.2.6, 20.6, 20.7, 20.8, 20.9.1, and 20.9.2
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) modifies Section 20, Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure, and clarifies certain related subsections in Section 9.14, Settlement and Billing Dispute Process. There are two primary modifications: (1) This NPRR incorporates a new process to provide Market Participants and other interested parties (collectively, “stakeholders”) an opportunity to comment on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings. For all ADR proceedings, ERCOT will issue a Market Notice that includes a copy of the written ADR request. In addition, for any ADR proceedings that involve one or more issues for which ERCOT believes broader stakeholder input may be helpful in reaching an appropriate resolution of the claim, ERCOT may issue a Market Notice to inform all stakeholders of an opportunity to comment on such issue(s). Stakeholders will have 14 days to submit comments. The deadline by which parties to a dispute must conduct the initial ADR meeting has been extended to accommodate this new process. A table summarizing the new ADR timeline has been added to Section 20.3, Alternative Dispute Resolution Process. To support these modifications, ERCOT will revise the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Request Form and will create a new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Comment Form. (2) Sections 20.4, Mediation Procedures, and 20.5, Arbitration Procedures, have been deleted in their entirety. These types of procedures have rarely if ever been utilized and are unnecessary anyway, given that any aggrieved party may file a complaint against ERCOT on a completed ADR proceeding at the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT). Additional revisions streamline and clarify the ADR process and improve language to align better with actual practice and updated industry standards.
Reason: Meets Strategic goals / Administrative

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