QSE Managers Working Group Meeting

January 10, 2011
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
ERCOT Austin Room 168
7620 Metro Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78744
Dial-In: 512-225-7282
Dial-In Code: 5372



Antitrust Admonition

ERCOT strictly prohibits market participants and their employees who are participating in ERCOT activities from using their participation in ERCOT activities as a forum for engaging in practices or communications that violate the antitrust laws.  The ERCOT Board has approved guidelines for members of ERCOT Committees, subcommittees and working Groups to be reviewed and followed by each market participant attending ERCOT meetings.


9:30 a.m.


WMS assignment review and agenda review.

NATF QSE Issues List

D. Detelich

9:35 a.m.


QMWG Chair and Vice Chair Positions

D. Detelich

9:45 a.m.


 ERCOT Operations and Control Issues

A)    Multiple SCED runs within a 5 minute period.

a.    Purpose and reasoning

b.    Effect on Wind base point.

c.    Effect on Wind GREDP.

B)    ERCOT instructions to QSEs with Wind Generation in the West Zone to follow base points.

a.    Why won’t SCED solve this problem?

b.    Is this a curtailment period?

c.    Does this require Protocol language change?

C)    Resource Limit Calculator.

a.    Issues arising when Regulation pushes a generator above HASL.

b.    Proposal to limit SCED to only dispatch between LASL/HASL.

D)    ERCOT’s use of manual HDL/LDL overrides.

a.    Purpose for this override        

b.    Why won’t SCED solve this problem?

E)    Frequency Excursions during morning and evening ramp periods.

a.    See 12/21 and 12/22.

b.    Regulation Performance

c.    Ancillary Service Requirements for January

d.    GREDP Performance

C. Frosch/J. Dumas/

D. Maggio/J. Carpenter




9:50 a.m.


SASM Issues

A)    Review with ERCOT SME

a.    Selecting off line units

b.    Updating offers

B)    Load Resources being picked up in SASMs.

a.    Is this a result of another Load Resource failing to provide?

b.    If not, does this push past the 50% RRS from load rule?

C)    Non-spin deliverability and SASM

D. Detelich

1:00 p.m.


 WGR Forecast Data  and MET Data

a)    Update on WGR Meteorological Data Validation

b)    Reports prepared for Nodal

c)    Review wind forecast data

D. Detelich

2:00 p.m.


Action item review and future meetings

D. Detelich

3:20 p.m.

Scheduled QMWG Meetings