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NOTICE DATE:  September 2, 2009

NOTICE TYPE:  R-A080509-02 UPDATE - Testing - Retail: Announcement - Retail Market Qualification Testing - Flight 1009 TX Set Version 3.0

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  The Testing Worksheets on the Retail Testing Website have been unlocked for parties participating in Flight 1009.

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Existing and potential new Competitive Retailers (CRs) and Transmission Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs)

DAY AFFECTED:  September 2, 2009

LONG DESCRIPTION:  The Testing Worksheets (TWs) on the Retail Testing Website (http://etod.ercot.com<http://etod.ercot.com/>) have been unlocked for parties participating in Flight 1009.  Participating parties can now update these TWs with current testing information.

As a reminder, the Testing Worksheet provides valuable information to testing participants such as:

 *   Company Information
 *   Contact Information
 *   Testing Information
 *   Connectivity Information
  EDI Specifications Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  If you are in need of a Retail Testing Website login and password, please email the Retail Testing Team at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.  Within the email request, please provide your name, email address, company name, and company DUNs number.

The Testing Worksheets (TWs) will be locked down (closed for edits/updates) once again as of the Flight 1009 deadline, which is Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:00 PM CPT.

CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager. You may also call the general ERCOT Client Services phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Services via e-mail at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

If you are receiving e-mail from an ERCOT distribution list that you no longer wish to receive, please follow this link in order to unsubscribe from this list: http://lists.ercot.com.

JA/SH/DH


From: ERCOT Client Relations
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 9:58 AM
To: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask]; 1 Texas Test Plan Team
Cc: 1 ERCOT Client Service Reps; 1 ERCOT Retail Market Testing
Subject: R-A080509-01 Testing - Retail: Announcement - Retail Market Qualification Testing - Flight 1009 TX Set Version 3.0

NOTICE DATE:  August 5, 2009
NOTICE TYPE:  R-A080509-01 Testing - Retail: Announcement - Retail Market Qualification Testing - Flight 1009 TX Set Version 3.0
SHORT DESCRIPTION:  The next round of Retail Market Qualification Testing (Flight 1009) is scheduled to begin on Friday, October 2, 2009.  The deadline to register for participation in Flight 1009 - Retail Market Testing is Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM CPT.
INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Existing and potential new Competitive Retailers (CRs) and Transmission Distribution Service Providers (TDSPs)
LONG DESCRIPTION:  ERCOT and the Texas Test Plan Team (TTPT) would like to announce that preparations are underway for the next round of Retail Market Qualification Testing, Flight 1009.  Flight 1009 will test for TX SET Version 3.0 and it is scheduled to begin on Friday, October 2, 2009.

Testing is required for new Market Participants (CRs and TDSPs) entering the Texas Retail Market, as well as for existing Market Participants entering new service territories, testing additional business functionality, changing service providers, or adding another entity to their business umbrella.
The deadline to register for participating in Flight 1009 - Retail Market Testing is Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM CPT.
ERCOT will NOT host a mandatory orientation meeting in preparation for Flight 1009. The Texas Test Plan Team has determined that no mandatory market orientation meeting will be needed.
The Testing Worksheets (TWs) on the Retail Testing Website will be unlocked on Wednesday, September 2, 2009.
ACTION REQUIRED:  Existing CRs and TDSPs participating in Flight 1009 will need to complete the following requirements before the Flight deadline, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM CPT:

         Notify ERCOT of intent to test via email
o   This notification must include company legal name,  company DUNS, and what the entity will be testing
o   Please send this e-mail to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
         Submit an UPDATED Testing Worksheet (TW)
o   http://etod.ercot.com<http://etod.ercot.com/>

New CRs and TDSPs participating in Flight 1009 will need to complete the following requirements before the Flight deadline, Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 5:00 PM CPT:

         Go to the D&B website at: http://www.dnb.com/us/ to apply for and receive a DUNS number.
         Notify ERCOT of intent to test via email
o   This notification must include company legal name,  company DUNS number, and what the entity will be testing
o   Please send this e-mail to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
         Apply for REP certification with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (www.puc.state.tx.us<http://www.puc.state.tx.us/>).
o   The potential CR must have filed for PUCT certification and received a PUCT docket number before the Flight deadline.  Please forward this docket number to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
         Submit  a completed LSE Application
www.ercot.com<http://www.ercot.com/>
Select Services
Select Registration and Qualification
Select Load Serving Entities
Under Key Documents, Select Load Service Entity Application for Registration
         Submit the $500 ERCOT LSE Application Fee with the LSE Application (per Protocol Section 9.7.4)
         Complete and submit a new Testing Worksheet (TW)
http://etod.ercot.com<http://etod.ercot.com/>

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  The material that is normally presented at the Market orientation can be found at:
www.ercot.com<http://www.ercot.com/>
Select Services
Select Registration and Qualification
Select Load Serving Entities
Under Qualification/Certification, Select the Texas Retail Market Testing and the latest test flight link.
Under Key Documents, Select the Retail Market Testing Orientation - Flight 1009 Presentation.
Available documents for Texas SET Version 3.0 may be found at: http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/guides/txset/tsig.html
All Market Participants participating in Flight 1009 will test with NAESB EDM v1.6.  Project documents for NAESB EDM v1.6 can be found on the ERCOT website, under the Texas Data Transport Working Group link:  http://www.ercot.com/mktrules/guides/data_transport/archives/naesb16/index.html
For those interested in a basic overview of the tools available to Texas Retail Market Participants, ERCOT is tentatively scheduled to host ERCOT 101: Understanding the Tools of the Texas Retail Market on Wednesday, August 26, 2009.  The deadline to register for this seminar is Monday, August 17, 2009.  Additional information regarding this training seminar can be found at:  http://www.ercot.com/services/training/ercot101.
CONTACT:  If you have any questions, please contact your ERCOT Account Manager.  You may also call the general ERCOT Client Relations phone number at (512) 248-3900 or contact ERCOT Client Relations via e-mail at [log in to unmask]<BLOCKED::mailto:[log in to unmask]> .
If you are receiving e-mail from an ERCOT distribution list that you no longer wish to receive, please follow this link in order to unsubscribe from this list: http://lists.ercot.com<http://lists.ercot.com/>

VS/DP




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