Title: Digital Certificate and User Security Administrator Clarifications and Opt Out Procedure
Next Group:
Next Step:
Status: Approved on 12/11/2018
Effective Dates:


Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
12/11/2018 BOARD Approved
11/29/2018 TAC Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
11/15/2018 PRS Recommended for Approval Revision Request Consideration
10/18/2018 PRS Recommended for Approval Impact Analysis Consideration

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
12/11/2018 BOARD approved NPRR899 as recommended by TAC in the 11/29/18 TAC Report. Passed
11/29/2018 TAC to recommend approval of NPRR899 as recommended by PRS in the 11/15/18 PRS Report Passed
11/15/2018 PRS to endorse and forward to TAC the 10/18/18 PRS Report and Impact Analysis for NPRR899 with a recommended priority of 2019 and rank of 2600 Passed
10/18/2018 PRS to recommend approval of NPRR899 as submitted 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: Sep 25, 2018
Sponsor: ERCOT
Urgent: No
Sections: 2.1, 16.12, 16.12.1, 16.12.2, 16.12.3, 16.12.4, 23 Form B, 23 Form E, 23 Form J, 23 Form L
Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) modifies Section 16, Registration and Qualification of Market Participants, and Section 23, Forms B, E, and J; and adds Form L. This NPRR makes the following primary modifications to Section 16: (1) Creates a new process by which qualified Market Participants can request to opt-out of receiving Digital Certificates and having to appoint a User Security Administrator (USA). If ERCOT determines that a Market Participant is qualified to opt-out, that Market Participant will not have the ability to request/utilize Digital Certificates or access to the Market Information System (MIS); (2) Clarifies ambiguous requirements Digital Certificate holders must meet to receive and continue to hold Digital Certificates; and (3) Clarifies that a USA may be responsible for managing access to certain ERCOT computer systems that do not require Digital Certificates, such as the online Resource Integration and Ongoing Operations (RIOO) system, which is currently expected to be implemented later in 2018. This NPRR makes the following modifications to Section 23: (1) Revises Form B and Form J to give new applicants the ability to opt-out of receiving Digital Certificates as long as they meet the necessary qualifications; (2) Revises Form E to allow a qualified Market Participant that has previously opted-out of receiving Digital Certificates to opt back in, and therefore become eligible to receive Digital Certificates; and (3) Adds Form L. Additional revisions streamline and clarify the Digital Certificate and USA process.
Reason: Market efficiencies or enhancements

Key Documents

Related Content