Title: Clarify the Prerequisites for Adding a New Generation Resource to the Planning Models (formerly "Clarify the Prerequisites for Adding a New Generation Resource to the Planning Models and Capacity Demand and Reserves Report")
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    Status: Approved on 01/15/2013
    Effective Date: 02/01/2013


    Date Gov Body Action Taken Next Steps
    01/15/2013 Board of Directors Approved
    01/03/2013 TAC Recommended for Approval ERCOT Board Consideration
    11/29/2012 TAC Deferred/Tabled TAC Consideration
    11/13/2012 Board of Directors Remanded TAC Consideration
    09/07/2012 TAC Recommended for Approval Board Consideration
    07/01/2012 ROS Recommended for Approval TAC Consideration
    03/08/2012 PLWG Deferred/Tabled PLWG Language Consideration

    Voting Record

    Date Gov Body Motion Result
    01/15/2013 Board of Directors To approve PGRR018 as recommended by TAC in the 1/3/13 TAC Report Passed
    01/03/2013 TAC To recommend approval of PGRR018 as amended by the 1/2/13 ERCOT comments Passed
    11/29/2012 TAC TAC unanimously voted to table PGRR018 until January and to refer the issue to WMS and ROS Passed
    11/13/2012 Board of Directors To remand PGRR018 to TAC Passed
    09/07/2012 TAC To recommend approval of PGRR018 as recommended by ROS in the 7/12/12 ROS Report Passed
    07/01/2012 ROS To endorse and forward the 6/14/12 ROS Report as revised by ROS and Impact Analysis for PGRR018 to TAC Passed
    03/08/2012 PLWG Consensus to table PGRR018

    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: 02/21/2012
    Sponsor: ERCOT
    Urgent: No
    Sections:, 5.3.2, 5.5.1, 5.5.4, 6.1, 6.3, 6.9, 8.3.2
    Description: This Planning Guide Revision Request (PGRR) clarifies that ERCOT will add proposed Generation Resources to the planning models only after the Interconnecting Entity (IE) has first: (a) notified ERCOT that it has given the Transmission Service Provider (TSP) a financial commitment sufficient to fund the interconnection facilities and Notice to proceed with the construction of the interconnection; (b) notified ERCOT that it has obtained all requisite air permits from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ); and (c) demonstrated that it has obtained the rights to sufficient water to operate the facility. This PGRR also requires the IE to submit all data necessary for including the proposed Generation Resource in the planning models.
    Reason: Currently, new Generation Resources are added to the planning models once an IE signs a Standard Generation Interconnection Agreement (SGIA). In the past it was assumed that signing an SGIA meant that the IE had provided a financial commitment for the interconnection facilities and that the proposed Generation Resource was likely to be constructed. However, there have been several instances where IEs signed SGIAs with no financial commitment. This has led to proposed Generation Resources being modeled in the planning cases when, in fact, these proposed Generation Resources have made no commitment to construct. Counting on these proposed Generation Resources can negatively impact the planning studies which could lead to future reliability problems. Additionally, the air permit requirement is added to synchronize with the existing prerequisite for inclusion of new Generation Resources in the calculation of the Planning Reserve Margin. Finally, a water supply requirement is also included to ensure that proposed Generation Resources will be able to operate.

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