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- Technical Advisory Committee Meeting -

Thursday, September 1, 2011
9:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. CT

ERCOT Austin Room 206
7620 Metro Center Drive
Austin, TX

Key Documents (below agenda at this link)

1. Antitrust Admonition - B. Jones

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2. ERCOT Board Update - B. Jones

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3. Approval of Draft August 4, 2011 TAC Meeting Minutes (Vote) - B. Jones

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4a. Protocol Revision Subcommittee Report - S. Morris

  • Nodal Protocol Revision Requests (NPRRs) (Vote):
    • NPRR315, Revision of Responsive Reserve Measure to High Emergency Limit (formerly Revision of Responsive Reserve Measure to Net Dependable Capability) --Urgent
    • NPRR364, Clarify Active and Inactive SCED Constraint Reporting
    • NPRR365, Change in Resource Outage Approvals from Eight to 45 Days (formerly Change in Resource Outage Approvals from Eight to 90 Days) --Urgent
    • NPRR370, Supplementary Ancillary Services Market Modifications
    • NPRR389, Modification of Voltage Support Requirements to Address Existing Non-Exempt WGRs
    • NPRR391, Shortening RTM Settlement and Payment Timeline and Eliminate ACH as a Mode of Payment
    • NPRR396, Reduce Standard O&M Costs - Urgent

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  • Notice of PRS Rejection:
    • NPRR334, Incorporate Resource Limit for the Amount of Regulation Service that may be Provided from a Generation Resource During any Operating Hour
    • NPRR336, Authorize ERCOT to Procure Additional RRS During Severe Cold Weather

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5. Discussion of RMR Decision

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6. Impact Assessment for Parking Deck NPRRs (Possible Vote): - T. Anderson

  • NPRR207, Unit Deselection
  • NPRR210, Wind Forecasting Change to P50, Synchronization with PRR841
  • NPRR222, Half-Hour Start Unit RUC Clawback
  • NPRR240, Proxy Energy Offer Curve
  • NPRR241, Aggregate Incremental Liability (AIL) Calculation and Credit Reports Publish Corrections
  • NPRR244, Clarification of Other Binding Documents
  • NPRR256, Sync with PRR787, Add Non-Compliance Language to QSE Performance Standards
  • NPRR272, Definition and Participation of Quick Start Generation Resources

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7. Revision Requests Tabled at TAC (Vote): - B. Jones

  • NOGRR058, Deletion of Section 5, Planning
  • NPRR340, Introduction and Definition of Duration-Limited Resources (formerly Unannounced HSL Test for Duration-Limited Resources) --Urgent

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8. Holistic Approach to Congestion Irresolvable by SCED (Vote) - B. Jones

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9. Commercial Operations Subcommittee Report* - D. McKeever

No Discussion

10. Retail Market Subcommittee Report* - K. Patrick

  • RMGRR100, Texas SET 4.0 including: Acquisition and Transfer of Customers from one REP to Another; Meter Tampering Transactional Solution (Vote)

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11. Reliability and Operations Subcommittee Report * - K. Donohoo

  • NOGRR069, Relay Misoperation Reporting Changes for Consistency with ERO-RAPA Proposal --Urgent (Vote)
  • NOGRR070, Synchronization with NPRR356, EEA Changes Related to Dispatch Instructions and BLTs (Vote)
  • NOGRR071, Synchronization with NPRR362, Changes to PRC Calculation (Vote)
  • NOGRR073, Entity Responsible for Load Shed During EEA Level 3 (Vote)
  • NOGRR074, Clarified Responsible Entities for Reporting Sabotage Information to NERC (Vote)
  • Notice of ROS Rejection of NOGRR075, Synchronization with NPRR363, Revision to EEA Level 2B ERCOT Requirements During the EILS VDI

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12. Wholesale Market Subcommittee Report* - E. Goff

  • Quarterly Emerging Technologies Integration Plan (Vote)
  • Fuel Oil or Alternative Fuel Service Discussion (Possible Vote)
  • Evaluation of Standard Costs in Verifiable Costs Update
  • Highlights of GATF Discussions on the Capacity Demand Reserve Report

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13a. ERCOT Operations, Planning, and IT Report

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14. Annual TAC and TAC Subcommittee Structure Review - B. Jones

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15. Other Business

  • Future Agenda Items - B. Jones
Adjourn - B. Jones

Comments on NPRR 379

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