TAC Meeting

    August 28, 2014
    9:30 AM
    ERCOT Austin Room 206
    7620 Metro Center Dr.
    Austin, TX 78744
    Teleconference: 1-877-668-4493
    Meeting number: 652 246 082
    Meeting password: TAC123!!!



    Antitrust Admonition

    R. Stephenson

    9:30 a.m.


    ERCOT Board Update

    • 2015 ERCOT Board Meeting Dates
    • 2015 Meeting Calendar

    R. Stephenson

    9:35 a.m.


    TAC/TAC Subcommittee Structural and Procedural Review Update (Possible Vote)

    • Alignment of TAC Goals and Revision Requests with ERCOT Strategic Plan
    • Incorporation of Other Binding Documents into Protocols/Guides

    R. Stephenson

    9:45 a.m.


    Approval of Draft July 31, 2014 TAC Meeting Minutes (Vote)


    R. Stephenson

    10:15 a.m.


    Protocol Revision Subcommittee Report

    • Nodal Protocol Revision Requests for Consideration (Vote):

    o   NPRR611, Modifications to CDR Wind Capacity Value

    o   NPRR632, Eliminate Manual Calculations When Producing 4-CP Billing Determinant Data

    o   NPRR633, Removes Requirement for Confirmation of Ancillary Service Test  Using Primary and Secondary Voice Circuits

    o   NPRR634, Clarification for the Reporting of Demand Response

    o   NPRR635, Clarification of Congestion Revenue Right Source and Sink Points

    o   NPRR636, Cleanup to Remove Software Documentation Posting Requirement and Align Three-Part Supply Offer Language

    o   NPRR637, Clarification of ERS Language and ERCOT Process for Co-located Resources

    • Request for Withdrawals (Vote):

    o   SCR776, Retail Data Transport Upgrade to NAESB EDM v2.2

    o   SCR780, Macomber Map System Operations Test Environment Enhancement

    J. Varnell






    10:20 a.m.


    Revision Requests Previously Tabled by TAC (Possible Vote)

    • NPRR612, Reduction of Cure Period Subsequent to Event of Default
    • RMGRR122, Synchronization with NPRR608, Alignment of Transaction Timing to the PUCT Performance Measures

    R. Stephenson

    10:50 a.m.


    Other Binding Documents (Vote)

    • Emergency Response Service Procurement Methodology
    • Methodology for Implementing ORDC to Calculate Real-Time Reserve Price Adder (Vote)

    o   GDF Suez Comments - ERS

    o   CPS Energy Comments - ERS+RUC

    o   GDF Suez Comments - Reliability Factor/NPRR627


    C. Raish

    A. Boren

    11:10 a.m.


    Wholesale Market Subcommittee Report

    • VCMRR004, Caps for Energy Storage Resources - Urgent (Vote)
    • CRR Auction Transaction Limits (Vote)

    S. Cochran


    11:30 a.m.


    Reliability and Operations Subcommittee Report

    • NOGRR134, Posting Process for Black Start Plans (Vote)

    D. Showalter


    11:45 a.m.


    Retail Market Subcommittee Report

    K. Scott

    12:00 p.m.




    12:15 p.m.


    Future Ancillary Services

    • Update on FAST/TAC Workshop 2
    • Update on Request for Proposal for Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Determination of Policy Issues (Possible Vote)

    K. Ragsdale


    12:45 p.m.


    ERCOT Operations, Planning, and IT Report

    • NPRR626 Implementation Update (Possible Vote)
    • Real-Time Co-optimization of Ancillary Services Discussion
    • Multi-Interval SCED/Whitepaper Update

    B. Jones


    2:15 p.m.


    Other Business

    • Antitrust Review

    R. Stephenson

    B. Magness

    2:45 p.m.




    3:00 p.m.

    Scheduled TAC Meetings