NPRR313

    Summary

    Title: Revisions to the Resource Plan Reference to Current Operating Plan for EILS and Synchronous Condensers and Black Start Notification Requirements (formerly "Updating the Term Resource Plan to Current Operating Plan")
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    Status: Approved on 08/16/2011
    Effective Dates: 09/01/2011 – All sections except for Sections 22B, 22D, and 22F
    02/14/2013 – All remaining sections

    Action

    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
    05/19/2011 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS consider the IA and CBA
    04/21/2011 PRS Deferred/Tabled PRS consideration
    03/24/2011 PRS Recommended for Approval PRS review the IA.

    Voting Record

    Date Gov Body Motion Result
    08/16/2011 Nominating Committee To approve NPRR313 as recommended by TAC in the 7/7/11 TAC Report and as amended by the 8/5/11 ERCOT comments. Passed
    07/07/2011 TAC To recommend approval of NPRR313 as recommended in the 6/23/11 PRS Report. Passed
    06/23/2011 PRS To endorse and forward the 5/19/11 PRS Report as amended by the 6/22/11 ERCOT comments and as revised by PRS and the Impact Analysis for NPRR313 to TAC with a recommended priority of High and a rank of 30. Passed
    05/19/2011 PRS To recommend approval of the 3/24/11 PRS Report as amended by the 5/17/11 Luminant comments and as revised by PRS and to bring NPRR313 back to PRS for consideration of the Impact Analysis. Passed
    04/21/2011 PRS To table NPRR313 Passed
    03/24/2011 PRS To recommend approval of NPRR313 as amended by Luminant Energy comments and as revised by PRS. Passed

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    Background

    Status: Approved
    Date Posted: 02/01/2011
    Sponsor: Luminant Energy Company LLC
    Urgent: No
    Sections: 2.1, 3.14.3, 4.3, 22, Attachment D, Attachment F
    Description: This Nodal Protocol Revision Request (NPRR) replaces the term "Resource Plan" with the term "Current Operating Plan" or "Availability Plan" in those instances where the change in terminology was not previously made. This NPRR also proposes adding a Black Start capable status indicator to the Availability Plan to allow ERCOT to settle payment for Black Start units programmatically; and allows Qualified Scheduling Entities (QSEs) with Black Start units to provide all of the Black Start availability through the Availability Plan.
    Reason: The term "Resource Plan" was proper for use in the zonal Protocols; however, that term is no longer appropriate for use in the Nodal Protocols. It has been replaced by the term "Current Operating Plan". This NPRR also improves the Black Start availability reporting process.

    Key Documents