TAC Meeting

November 03, 2011
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
ERCOT Austin 206
7620 Metro Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78744
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Antitrust Admonition

B. Jones

9:30 a.m.


ERCOT Board Update

B. Jones

9:35 a.m.


Approval of Draft October 6, 2011 TAC Meeting Minutes (Vote)

B. Jones

9:40 a.m.


Protocol Revision Subcommittee Report

  • Nodal Protocol Revision Requests (NPRRs) (Vote):

o   NPRR377, Alternate Inputs to Base Point Deviation Charge

o   NPRR401, Clarification of Timing for a Generation Resource to be Considered Self-Committed

o   NPRR403, Revised FASD Calculation for TX SET Version 4.0 Release

o   NPRR404, Clarification of Form of Notice of Suspension of Operations

o   NPRR406, Clarification of the Timeline for Calculating the Value of X at Minimum Energy Level

  • Other Binding Documents List Addition of Transmission Element Naming Convention (Vote)
  • Notice of PRS Rejection of NPRR418, Reporting of Resource Forced Outages

S. Morris

9:45 a.m.


ERCOT Steel Mill Appeal of PRS Tabling of NPRR351, Calculate and Post Projected Non-Binding LMPs for the Next 15 Minutes (Vote)

B. Jones

10:15 a.m.



Revision Requests Tabled at TAC (Vote):

  • NPRR181, FIP Definition Revision
  • NPRR340, Introduction and Definition of Duration-Limited Resources (formerly Unannounced HSL Test for Duration-Limited Resources) Urgent
  • NOGRR074, Clarified Responsible Entities for Reporting Sabotage Information to NERC 

B. Jones

11:15 a.m.



Reliability and Operations Subcommittee Report *

  • PGRR008, New Planning Guide Section 4, Generation Resource Interconnection (Vote)
  • Update on ROS Annual Review:

o   Telemetry Standards

o   State Estimator Performance Standard

  • Update on ROS Workshop Coordination of Operations and Planning Environments

K. Donohoo

11:30 a.m.




Retail Market Subcommittee Report*

  • RMGRR101, Solution to Stacking (Vote)
  • RMGRR102, Business Process Changes Related to SCR756, Enhancements to the MarkeTrak Application (Vote)

K. Patrick

11:45 a.m.





12:00 p.m.


Review of NASDAQ Central Counter Party Proposal

R. Gutierrez

12:45 p.m.


Annual TAC and TAC Subcommittee Structure Review (Vote)

  • Revised TAC Procedures (Possible Vote)

B. Jones

K. Ogelman

1:05 p.m.


Commercial Operations Subcommittee Report*

D. McKeever

2:00 p.m.


Wholesale Market Subcommittee Report*

  • Endorse Scenario 2 as Methodology for Determining Non-Spin Proposals (Possible Vote)

E. Goff

2:15 p.m.


TAC Annual Review of Certain Protocol Defined Parameters

  • A and M as defined in Protocol Section
  • X and Y Parameters to Determine the Auction Clearing Price Exposure as defined in Protocol Section
  • Value of q as defined in Protocol Section 3.8.3


2:55 p.m.


ERCOT Operations, Planning, and IT Report

  • Commodity Exchange Act Exemption Update


M. Ruane

3:00 p.m.


Other Business

  • Future Agenda Items

B. Jones

3:15 p.m.



B. Jones

3:30 p.m.


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