Title: Remove Requirement for ERCOT Board Approval of PUCT, IMM, and FERC Required Reports
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    Status: Approved on 08/16/2011
    Effective Date: 09/01/2011


    Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
    08/16/2011 Nominating Committee Approved
    07/07/2011 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board consideration
    06/23/2011 PRS Recommended for Approval TAC consideration
    03/24/2011 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS
    02/17/2011 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS consideration
    01/20/2011 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS consider the IA
    12/16/2010 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS consider the language.

    Voting Record

    Date Gov Body Motion Result
    08/16/2011 Nominating Committee To approve NPRR299 as recommended by TAC in the 7/7/11 TAC Report. Passed
    07/07/2011 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR299 as recommended by PRS in the 6/23/11 PRS Report. Passed
    06/23/2011 PRS To endorse and forward the 1/20/11 PRS Report as revised by PRS for NPRR299 to TAC. Passed
    03/24/2011 PRS To table NPRR299 Passed
    02/17/2011 PRS To table NPRR299 for one month. Passed
    01/20/2011 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR299 as amended by the 1/7/11 PSEG TX comments and as revised by PRS. Passed
    12/16/2010 PRS To table NPRR299 Passed

    Vote tallies here reflect individual votes, not the weight of the votes by market segment. Affirmative votes are not recorded in these vote tallies. For additional details on the voting record, please consult the Recommendation or Action Report, or the official vote tally if available, as posted in the key documents.


    Status: Approved
    Date Posted: 11/30/2010
    Sponsor: ERCOT
    Urgent: No
    Sections: 17.5
    Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) modifies the Nodal Protocols to better capture the requirement for ERCOT to prepare and submit reports in accordance with its regulatory requirements. This NPRR removes the need for the ERCOT Board, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) Staff and Independent Market Monitor (IMM) to approve a schedule and format for reports.
    Reason: The current Nodal Protocol language captures the scenario that ERCOT is obligated to provide reports to regulatory authorities, sometimes on short notice. This obligation to get formats and schedules for reports to regulatory authorities reviewed and approved by the ERCOT Board, IMM, and PUCT Staff is requiring all three to approve what any of them requires. The requirement is burdensome and unnecessary.

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