Title Emergency Interruptible Load Service (EILS) - Interim Option
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Status Approved on 04/18/2007
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Date Gov Body Action Taken Next steps
04/18/2007 BOARD Approved
03/30/2007 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board consideration
03/22/2007 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration and review of IA

Voting Record

Date Gov Body Motion Result
04/18/2007 BOARD Approve as recommended by TAC Passed
03/30/2007 TAC Recommend approval of PRR705 as revised by ERCOT Staff comments dated 3/28/07, with the understanding that the Market had little option but to approve this PRR under PUC Subst. R. 25.507. Passed
03/22/2007 PRS Recommend approval of PRR705 as amended by ERCOT comments dated 3/21/07 and PRS, and to take up CPS comments as a separate PRR to comply with the Commission order. Passed


Status: Approved
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2007
Sponsor: ERCOT Staff
Urgent: Yes
Sections: Section 2, Definitions and Acronyms; Section 5.6.7, EECP STEPS; Section 5.9.3, ERCOT Data Collection; Section 6.1.13, Emergency Interruptible Load Service (New); Section 6.2, Providers of Ancillary Services; Section 6.5, Technical Requirements for Providers of Ancillary Services; Section 6.5.12, Emergency Interruptible Load Service (New); Section 6.7.9, Deployment of Emergency Interruptible Load Service (New); Section 6.8.6, Capacity Payments for Emergency Interruptible Load (New); Section 6.9.4, Settlement Obligation for Black Start Service, RMR Standby Service, and Synchronous Condenser Service; Section 6.10.2, General Capacity Testing Requirements; Section 6.10.13, Emergency Interruptible Load Service Qualification, Testing and Performance Standards (New); Section 16.5, Registration of Generation Resources and Loads acting as Resources; Section 22 -- Attachment K, Standard Form Emergency Interruptible Load Service Agreement (New)
Description: This PRR would modify the ERCOT Protocols to allow for the use of an Emergency Interruptible Load Service (EILS) when an EECP is declared and all available Generation and Loads acting as Resources (LaaRs) have been deployed.
Reason: This PRR provides ERCOT with a tool to reduce the likelihood of firm load shedding during an EECP event in a manner that is consistent with current market design and in a way that will minimize the costs to the market. This PRR is intended to be effective on an interim basis while long-term solutions (with potentially longer implementation time frames) are developed in the stakeholder process. This PRR could also serve as a more permanent backstop solution in case another emergency load PRR fails to attract subscribers.

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